Grand Mosque in Makkah


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When extremism began: 40 years since the Grand Mosque in Makkah was seized

  • The rise of extremism in Saudi Arabia began on Nov. 20, 1979 when a deviant group stormed the Holy Mosque of Makkah.
  • Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has said that extremism started after 1979. He has pledged a return to a moderate past.
By Mohammed Al-Sulami - MOHAMMED AL-KINANI ·