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Saudi official rejects politicisation of Hajj

Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the Arab League, Ahmed Qattan, reiterated on Tuesday his country’s rejection of efforts to “politicise and internationalise” the annual Hajj — pilgrimage — which is a pillar of the Islamic faith. “Attempts to promote internationalisation of the Holy Places of Makkah and Madinah are a dangerous conspiracy,” Qattan said on Twitter. According to the ambassador, such attempts reveal how some countries follow Iran which, he claimed, has been trying to promote these “malicious and miserable” proposals. “I say to all those who try to raise this issue from time to time: get back to your senses.” The Saudi official warned that the politicisation and internationalisation of holy sites is a red line, and playing with fire. […]The post Saudi official rejects politicisation of Hajj appeared first on
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