Sep. 15, 2022

Pilgrimage on behalf of Queen Elizabeth leads to arrest in Saudi Arabia

Peninsula/Religion

The story: Saudi authorities have arrested a Yemeni man for holding a banner at Mecca’s Grand Mosque proclaiming how he is performing a pilgrimage on behalf of recently deceased Queen Elizabeth II. Islamic custom forbids the performance of the Haj or Umrah on behalf of non-Muslims. The incident has sparked an apparent social media campaign to ban the displaying of similar banners and slogans at Islam’s holiest site.

The coverage: Saudi General Security declared on Sept. 12 that “special security forces had arrested a Yemeni national at the entrance of the Grand Mosque in Mecca.”...

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