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Prince Charles performs the “arda,” a folklore dance indigenous to Saudi Arabia during the Janadriya culture festival in Riyadh on Feb. 18, 2014. Reuters

Madinah – In a message addressed to Madinah Governor Prince Faisal bin Salman, Prince of Wales Charles expressed his sincere sympathies and support against the latest terrorist attack in the Madinah.

The Prince wrote, “I was so deeply distressed to learn of appalling atrocity at Madinah and wanted to send Your Royal Highness a message straight away to express my most heartfelt sympathy.”

He added: “This murderous attack on one of Islam’s most holy sites is horrifying beyond measure. My thoughts and prayers are very much with you and your dear father, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, and country as you lead the emergency response against this attack.”

In turn, Prince Faisal bin Salman expressed his deep gratitude to Prince Charles saying, “We do appreciate your sincere words in these difficult situations and we will convey them honestly to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdul Aziz, may Allah protect him.”

In his letter, Prince Faisal also said, “The Islamic world was united in condemning the criminal attack which has only contributed to strengthening our unity and solidarity in the fight against extremism among our peoples.”

“We work hand in hand to stop the security threat posed by those extremists to the security and stability of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the world, which hit the families of the innocent victims with deep sorrow and pain,” he added.