Scholars’ efforts to combat extremist ideas lauded

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Al-Mutairi hailed the efforts of scholars and preachers to combat the extremist. (SPA)
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Al-Mutairi hailed the efforts of scholars and preachers to combat the extremist. (SPA)
Updated 24 May 2019

Scholars’ efforts to combat extremist ideas lauded

  • The scholars denounced the Houthis

MAKKAH: The coordination committee of the Program of Communication with Yemeni Scholars met in Makkah on Thursday with the program’s supervisor Sheikh Abdullah Al-Mutairi, in the presence of Advisor to the Yemeni President Sheikh Mohammed Al-Ameri.

Al-Mutairi hailed the efforts of scholars and preachers to combat the extremist ideas propagated by the Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen, and stressed that the intellectual battle is no less important than the military one.

Al-Ameri, too, praised the program and expressed his thanks to the Saudi government for its support of scholars and preachers, and its support for the Yemeni people and the country’s legitimate government.

The scholars denounced the Houthis, saying that the militia’s crimes affect the faith and culture of the Yemeni people and threaten their future as well as their present.

 
 


First pilgrims leave under Eyab initiative

Updated 18 August 2019

First pilgrims leave under Eyab initiative

  • Al-Amoudi toured the exhibition dedicated to welcome Eyab’s beneficiaries

Saudi Minister of Transport and Chairman of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), Dr. Nabeel Al-Amoudi, oversaw the departure of the first 

group of pilgrims under the Eyab initiative on Saturday together with GACA President Abdulhadi bin Ahmed Al-Mansouri.

Eyab seeks to improve services provided to pilgrims, with the authority aiming to enrich pilgrims’ experience at the Kingdom’s airports. It is expected to benefit 30,000 pilgrims during this year’s Hajj season.

Al-Amoudi toured the exhibition dedicated to welcome Eyab’s beneficiaries, inspected the services available and received a briefing from the initiative’s officials.

GACA started an experimental implementation of Eyab this year, aimed at pilgrims returning to Indonesia, India and Malaysia through Jeddah’s King Abdul Aziz International Airport and Madinah’s Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Airport.