Security officers helping Hajis trending on Twitter

Security officers helping Hajis trending on Twitter
Updated 10 October 2014

Security officers helping Hajis trending on Twitter

Security officers helping Hajis trending on Twitter

Photos and videos of security officers from various military sectors assisting and providing services to pilgrims during the Haj season have been trending across social networking sites, such as Twitter. A number of religious leaders and media personnel have devoted their pages to discussing the positive role of security authorities in Saudi Arabia in the success of this year’s Haj season.
Active users on social networking sites produced various hashtags, notably #thanks_security_men, to express their gratitude and appreciation for their humanitarian efforts and positive representation of Saudi Arabia.
Tweeters from various Arab and Islamic countries tweeted their appreciation for these security authorities.
“The security men’s actions in Saudi Arabia during this year’s pilgrimage has made me reconsider my views on questioning the inclusiveness of Arab security institutions, as these men acted in complete humility and with respect,” tweeted an Algerian writer and human rights activist, and former observer for the Arab League.
Ghassan Alzahrani tweeted, “You must be thanked for leaving your children and family to serve the pilgrims, regardless of how much the media focuses on directing all the praise and appreciation toward top officials only.”
“We are all proud of the success and efforts of the security men who portrayed the finest examples of sacrifice, dedication, patience, and they must be thanked before the whole world,” said Dr. Amira Al-Harbi. Sports media figure Rajaa All Al-Salimy tweeted a photo of a security officer pushing an elderly woman in a wheelchair with the phrase “We and your country are blessed to have you”.
Various users also tweeted about the positive attitudes of security men during their work.
Makkah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Abdullah, who is also the chairman of the Supreme Haj Committee, honored First Officer Khalid Abdullah Shouq of the special emergencies forces in Arafat for his humanitarian efforts and for servicing pilgrims and visitors of the Grand Mosque.
This came during a reception held at Prince Mishaal’s residence in Arafat in honor of First Officer Shouq, during which the humanitarian efforts of all security men toward their country and pilgrims were also highlighted and praised.
First Officer Shouq, in turn, expressed his deep gratitude and appreciation to His Highness Prince Mishaal for the generous gesture, stressing it is an incentive for him and the rest of his teammates to continue doing their best to serve the pilgrims and visitors to the Kingdom.