Saudi security forces rescue child and shoot dead suspect using her as ‘human shield’

The suspect who was accused of possessing drugs grabbed the young girl and began shooting
Updated 05 December 2018

Saudi security forces rescue child and shoot dead suspect using her as ‘human shield’

  • The suspect who was accused of possessing drugs grabbed the young girl and began shooting

JEDDAH: Saudi security forces rescued a child and shot dead a man who was using her as a “human shield” as he fired at police in Jeddah.
A police spokesman in Makkah said officers were chasing the suspect, who was accused of possessing drugs, on Sunday evening when he grabbed the young girl and began shooting.
“The police ordered him to surrender,” the spokesman said, adding that the suspect continued to endangering the lives of passers-by and security forces by “randomly shooting, which led to his death.” An officer was also injured during the gunbattle.


Saudi delegation attends opening of Europe’s largest mosque

Updated 23 August 2019

Saudi delegation attends opening of Europe’s largest mosque

  • Chechen president hails Kingdom’s support for Islamic unity, moderation
  • Muslim World League (MWL) Secretary-General Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa delivered the Friday sermon

GROZNY: The minister of Islamic affairs, call and guidance headed the Saudi delegation to the opening of what Chechen authorities said is the largest mosque in Europe on Friday.
Upon his arrival at Grozny International Airport, Sheikh Dr. Abdullatif Al-Asheikh said the construction of the Fakhr Al-Muslimeen Mosque is a source of happiness.
The marble-decorated mosque has capacity for more than 30,000 people and has been described by the Chechen authorities as the “largest and most beautiful” mosque in Europe.
The opening was held under the patronage of Chechen President Ramzan Akhmadovich Kadyrov, with the participation of Islamic delegations from a number of countries.
Al-Asheikh was received by Salah Mezhiev, advisor to Kadyrov and Chechnya’s supreme mufti, as well as other officials. Al-Asheikh said Saudi Arabia works hard to spread moderation throughout the Islamic world.
Muslim World League (MWL) Secretary-General Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa delivered the first Friday sermon to be given in the mosque at the request of President Kadyrov.
Kadyrov welcomed the Saudi delegation and congratulated the Kingdom’s leadership on the success of this year’s Hajj season.
He hailed Saudi support for Islamic unity, spreading moderation and combating all forms of violence, extremism and terrorism.
The secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, also attended the opening of the mosque.
The mosque's grounds, planted with flowers and sprinkled with fountains, can host an additional 70,000 worshippers, local authorities said.