Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Iranian Pilgrims Fingerprinted by Saudi Police

Gateway: Iranian pilgrims to Mecca were fingerprinted in Saudia Arabia this year.This outrageous act drew protests from Iran saying that fingerprinting passengers is usually reserved for terrorists or criminals.Iranian Fars News reported:

Iran is also investigating complaints that an anti-Shia sermons are being heard in the religious capital.The Pakistani Daily Times reported:
Iran is probing complaints that a prayer leader in the city of Mecca verbally attacked Shiite Muslims amid efforts by Tehran and Riyadh to improve their occasionally strained relations.The hardline Jomhouri Islami newspaper on Tuesday claimed that television broadcasts of last Friday’s prayer sermon in Mecca were cut short after the prayer leader implied that Shiites had “nothing to do with Islam”.Jomhouri Eslami reported that prayer leader Sheikh Saleh Al-Taleb had said in Mecca on Friday that “one of the non-Arab nations is provoking a sectarian crisis,” in a reference to Shiite Iran. According to the allegations, also repeated on Iranian state television, he added, “The role played by this group has nothing to do with the prophet,” in reference to Shiite Islam.

Earlier this month British Shia pilgrims accused Saudi Arabian police of a brutal beatdown.
All is not well with the Ummah....

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