While two million Muslims perform Hajj, the shocking news came that the Saudi authorities arrested the imam and preacher of the Grand Mosque in Makkah, Sheikh Saleh Al-Talib, in a precedent.
The arrested Sheikh, according to the account of the detainees of opinion on Twitter, had appeared only two days ago, and perhaps one day of detention, which did not know exactly when it came to the mosque of the Grand Mosque, delivering a Friday sermon in the presence of hundreds of thousands of pilgrims as well as Saudi citizens.
No one knows yet the reason for the arrest of the man, and no official statements were issued on the matter, the only remaining assumption is what the account of the prisoners of opinion that the reason is the sermon delivered by the Sheikh famous from the platform of the Grand Mosque.
The Sheikh spoke about the evils and the need to deny them to the actor, who himself called in a previous sermon to describe them tyrants unjust, and addressed the scientists and symbols of guidance to bear the burden of the Secretariat and role models in the ground.
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Although the Saudi authorities in the past months arrested several scholars and preachers such as Sheikh Salman al-Awda and Sheikh Awad al-Qarni, as well as dozens of human rights activists, and even arrests of princes of the ruling family of Saud, but no one expected to reach the arrests to one of the mosque’s imams And only two days after his sermon in the Hjijj House of God.
Not only that, the Sheikh born in 1974, belongs to a family known science and justice, and originates to Houta Bani Tamim south of Riyadh, whose people played an important role in the establishment of Saudi Arabia and supply its founder King Abdulaziz Al Saud with money, weapons and soldiers, and therefore singled out to be his first destination after Riyadh.
But it ended up with Sheikh al-Hafez to the book of God to arrest, as is the case with others, without the Authority even interested in clarifying the circumstances or the disclosure of charges, if any.
Although the past months have seen international human rights organizations assert that the crackdown and crackdown in Saudi Arabia has escalated since Prince Mohammed bin Salman took power a year ago, this is the first time that arrests have reached the Grand Mosque, during the Hajj season, To fight evil.