Security men in the sacred Saudi town of Mecca arrested a man wearing strange clothes inside the Grand Mosque, saying his costume detracted worshippers.
Many curious men had left their prayers at the mosque and surrounded the man to take a close look at his apparel, prompting the mosque’s security men to intervene.
“He was told to go and change his clothes because they are distracting the worshippers from their prayers…he left but returned with the same clothes,” Sada Daily.
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Saudi Arabia places 30,000 soldiers on its border in the wake of ISIS threat “after 2,500 Iraqi soldiers quit their posts”:
Saudi Arabia has placed 30,000 soldiers on its northern border after 2,500 Iraqi soldiers reportedly quit their posts, leaving the country open to the threat of a lightning advance by ISIS militants.
King Abdullah ordered all necessary measures to protect the kingdom against potential “terrorist threats” as the possibility of ISIS taking yet more territory in the Middle East appeared to increase.
Saudi Arabia – which is the world’s top oil exporter – shares a 500-mile border with Iraq, where Sunni insurgents have seized numerous towns and cities in a campaign to establish an Islamic state which has been condemned as too brutal even by Al-Qaeda…
Story from today: Mortar bombs land in Saudi Arabia near Iraq border: (Reuters) – Three mortar bombs landed inside Saudi Arabia on Monday close to its northern border with Iraq, where Islamist militants have grabbed land in a lightning advance, officials said.
The mortars caused no casualties but will stoke security fears in Saudi Arabia, which is also facing militants on its southern border with Yemen, where at least 10 people died in an al Qaeda raid into the kingdom on Friday and Saturday…