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Arab States Denounce Attempted Attack against Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Saudi security forces work at a scene after a suicide bomber blew himself up in Mecca, Saudi Arabia June 23, 2017. Saudi News Agency/Handout via REUTERS

Top judicial authorities and government spokesmen in each of Bahrain, Egypt and Jordan condemned the attempted lone wolf attack targeting one of Islam’s holiest sites in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, said the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

The Egyptian Supreme Council of Culture strongly condemned the failed terrorist attempt to target the Grand Mosque which Saudi security forces successfully foiled.

Council Secretary-General Dr. Hatem Rabie said in a statement on Saturday that the council condemned strongly the failed terrorist attempt, noting that terrorism has no religion.

For its part, Bahrain’s Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs denounced the sinful terrorist plot to target the Grand Mosque.

The gulf country’s council stressed in a statement issued that “the attempt to target the Grand Mosque in the month of Ramadan reveals clearly that these terrorists are away from any religious, moral or humanitarian values “.

On the other hand, Jordan denounced the terrorist attack with its media minister Mohammed Momani condemning the failed attack and expressing Jordan’s support for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in its fight against terrorism.

Momani, who is also the government spokesperson, reiterated Jordan’s call for united international efforts to fight terrorists and terror organizations.