Mecca Governor warns Iran against using force to pursue rivalry against Arabs

Mecca Governor Prince Khaled al-Faisal speaks during an annual news conference briefing reporters on the conclusion of the main rites of the haj pilgrimage in Mina, near the holy city of Mecca in this file photo dated October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
Mecca Governor Prince Khaled al-Faisal speaks during an annual news conference briefing reporters on the conclusion of the main rites of the haj pilgrimage in Mina, near the holy city of Mecca in this file photo dated October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

A senior Saudi official, responding to Iranian criticism of Riyadh’s management of the haj pilgrimage, urged Iran to end what he called wrong attitudes toward Arabs and warned it against any use of force in its rivalry with the kingdom.

Mecca province governor Prince Khaled al-Faisal, in remarks likely to be seen as a reference to Iran, added that the orderly conduct of the pilgrimage this year “is a response to all the lies and slanders made against the kingdom”.

The remarks carried by the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) on Wednesday evening follow an escalating war of words between Shi’ite Muslim Iran and Sunni Saudi Arabia since a crush at the annual haj pilgrimage a year ago in which hundreds of pilgrims, many of them Iranians, died.

SPA quoted Prince Khaled as telling journalists his message to the Iranian leadership was “I pray to God Almighty to guide them and to deter them from their transgression and their wrong attitudes toward their fellow Muslim among the Arabs in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and around the world”.

“But if they are preparing an army to invade us, we are not easily taken by someone who would make war on us.”

“When we desire, and with the help of God Almighty, we will deter every aggressor and will never relent in protecting this holy land and our dear country. No one can defile any part from our country if any one of us remains on the face of the earth.”

No top Iranian leader has called for war with Saudi Arabia, something neither country wants.

But last year’s haj disaster, and the execution in January of dissident Saudi Shi’ite cleric Nimr al-Nimr, triggered months of scathing Iranian criticism of the kingdom.

Riyadh broke off relations with Tehran after its embassy there was attacked by Iranians protesting against Nimr’s death. Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards promised “harsh revenge” for Nimr’s death.

Iran blamed the 2015 haj disaster on Saudi incompetence, and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Sept. 5 said some of the Iranians who died had been “murdered” by Saudi Arabia. He said Muslims should not let Saudi rulers escape responsibility for “crimes” he said they had committed in Arab conflicts.




144 responses to “Mecca Governor warns Iran against using force to pursue rivalry against Arabs”

    1. Hind Abyad Avatar

      Very good article;-)

      1. If Crappyad likes it, then it must be crap. 🙂

        1. If Y Khara doesn’t, it must be true.

    2. 5thDrawer Avatar

      They may succeed … trick will be to become secular in laws for all in business and living conditions, while promoting a sectarian religion (set of religions) with it. And if they succeed, it may teach Americans about how to do it too. 😉

  1. ONE of the 200 Comments;

    Rex Tyrano

    The truth comes out. Islam is not like ANY other religion. Islam is in reality a totalitarian system of conquest and control. Islam has only ever advanced by force of arms. It was created initially to bring wealth and therefore power to Mecca – see Hajj, Umrah

    The problem is not “radical Islam”. The problem is Islam. If “only” 2% of the 1.8 bilion Muslims are jihadists there are 36 million jihadists. From the so called “moderate” Muslims point of view the problem is that the Jihadists – ISIS, Boko Haram al Qaeda, Muslim Brotherhood, Al Shabaab, Taliban, etc. etc. etc., are exposing the Sunni plans for the world too early. The so called “moderates” would prefer to just continue massively out breeding the non-Muslim population and immigrating to non-Muslim nations until the Islamic population is large enough for Sharia to be imposed by vote. To the “moderate Muslim” when Sharia is the law of the land the ISIS like phase of operations to eliminate all non-Muslims can be carried out with victory assured. Muslims do not move to non-Muslim countries to assimilate. They do so to wage war. Notice Muslims already here and in the EU are already calling for Sharia. Notice also that 70% of the so called “refugees” entering the EU are males of military age. Allowing them to immigrate is suicidal.

    Jihadists are killing people in every country that has more than a few Muslims. They are killing people in the US, Canada, England, Germany, Holland, France, Italy, Russia, China, India, Thailand, Myanmar, the Philippines, Indonesia, Australia, Nigeria, all over the Middle East, Central Asia, and Africa. The killing is always and everywhere blamed on the US or Israel or somebody – anybody – else. But the only constant is Muslims killing people.

    The rest of us can no longer just wait and hope. The most serious threat today is Islam. The US, EU, Russia, China, India and all non-Muslims need to unite to contain Islam, just as Communism was contained, until a cure can be found.

    Like · Reply · 82 · Sep 14, 2016 4:53am


    1. man-o-war Avatar

      If someone posted it in the comments section it must be true. You’re a smart man. The Muslims are coming! The Muslims are coming! Do you have your safe space ready? Istanbul? Stalingrad?

      1. If someone posted it in the comments section it, then he share his opinion with the readers of Politico. But that is too much for you accepting that many have negative experience with Islamists that some other muslims support – and that makes them to be considered as accomplices of the crime.

        Perhaps in a Istanbul or Stalingrad church you are safe from the Islamists, that is not the case
        in a européen Church!

        1. Hind Abyad Avatar

          Peace must begin in the ME

          1. Do you mean that ME is the only region in flames …. then you are joking.

            As you take the liberty to describe who I am to this “man-o-man,” perhaps you can reveal to me your knowledge about the “Oh Yeah” person who you claim is the Matrix.

            What do you know about him/her (“Oh Yeah”), besides the fact that she Joined Jun 9, 2016 (a month later)?

          2. Hind Abyad Avatar

            When you defend yourself so hard it means you’re lying 🙂 excuse me it’s man-o-war.

          3. I don’t like to be accused to be somebody else.

            You can continue with the signature switching, but if any scale violations occur, it will be at your expense – I have nothing to hide.

          4. You are Oh Yeah.

            You’re dumb to the point where you registered both usernames on the same day. Everything is the same: writing style (copy-paste with images), typos, syntax, whining, argument, propaganda, etc.

            Matrix now uses italicized and Oh Yeah uses bold – odd.

            Man up and admit it.

          5. Show me a screen captures that indicates that “point where you registered both usernames on the same day.”

            Not odd at all, YOU, myself and Oh Yeah using the HTML Formatting Elements.

            Is it disturbing you that many use the HTML Formatting Elements in order to underline or highlight imported points like your your exaggerated self-importance.

          6. June 9, July 9. Both German from Germany. Same everything: writing style, whining, typos, syntax, etc – most importantly: same propaganda. Keep pretending you’re not the same person.

            HTML formatting is nothing new. You and your other username, Oh Yeah, using HTML formatting is. One used italicized, the other bold. You know what I am talking about – keep pretending you don’t.

          7. “Show me a screen captures” or shut up.

          8. Zzz…

          9. You know what I am talking about – keep pretending you don’t.
            Man up and admit it.

          10. Oh look another writing in bold.

          11. It’s enough to come up with another writing in bold, and a person who is paranoid ends with the Zzz …

            Paranoids have a fatal tendency to look for the enemy in the wrong place.

          12. Oh look, your grandfather said “paranoid”, you repeat like the wuss you are. Do you ever come up with anything on your own or is it always copy-paste-copy-paste?

          13. Note to self: Don’t type in Bold.

          14. Alzheimer kicking in?

          15. I forgot.

          16. Hind Abyad Avatar

            Rudy copied cook2half.

          17. Omega exaggerated self-importance.

          18. ZZZzzz…

          19. Hind Abyad Avatar

            A false idiot discribing his self

          20. 5thDrawer Avatar

            (tired of listening to this one …)
            HTML is about text and page formatting … Own more than one device to access the net, and it’s a snap to be all the ‘folks’ you want to be. :-))))

          21. Hind Abyad Avatar

            Your a bore Mister Google

          22. You are Oh Yeah.

          23. “Do you mean that ME is the only region in flames …. then you are joking.”

            Who flamed/flames it? The US.

            Stop meddling in it and everything will go back to normal.

            ps – once again: You are Oh Yeah.

          24. Is it all about a confusion or some imposters are violating my signature?

            I have seen far too many entries (in a long time frame), debating my signature – WHY?

            What the hell you mean with “What do you know about him/her (“Oh Yeah”), besides the fact that she Joined Jun 9, 2016 (a month later)?”?

          25. Too funny to see you talk to yourself.

          26. Hind Abyad Avatar

            In beginning Matrix talking to Oh Yay would become “Guest”.
            Since the years i’m here it happened several times..nothing new, just complicated people

          27. Le roi des cons celui-là.

          28. Hind Abyad Avatar

            Si tu juge Y K, Rudy Matrix (Willhem) Oh Yeah pour leur contribution ici, c’est des parasites. Faut les laisser parler entre eux.

          29. Hind Abyad Avatar

            Soo funny .. haha..!

        2. man-o-war Avatar

          Bottom line my friend is you’re a religious bigot and Islamophobe. You have your reasons, but it doesn’t change the fact.

          1. Hind Abyad Avatar

            He’s European, knows zilt about the Middle East.

          2. You are a clinical moron, and you know all about everything. Go figure. 🙂

          3. Hind Abyad Avatar

            Are limited to Moron?

          4. If you consider me to be Islamophobe, then its correct.
            I don’t like (fear) what Islam or Muslims can do by undermining our society.
            Now, what fact isn’t changed?

          5. man-o-war Avatar

            I already knew that, it’s clear from your comments and what you focus on. No need for your confirmation of your religious bigotry. Most likely you’re also xenophobic. “Undermining our society” haha, what society is that? Your Christian European culture? I think it’s really funny that Americans and European Christians are so unhappy of the influx of foreigners coming to undermine their society and culture. I guess the chickens have come home to roost.

          6. And what society are YOU coming from?

          7. Hind Abyad Avatar

            Remember when YOU were banned?

          8. I can’t remember any specific time being banned, how come I’m still kicking alive?
            Banned by you? Then it is a tragedy…..
            If I’m banned by you how come that you are polluting my mailbox?

            I’m still a valid member of the Disqus Home a Community for Commenters.

          9. ” I clic on this profile it says… “, and you get the following;

            Uh oh… Something didn’t work.
            This page doesn’t seem to exist. You might have followed a bad link or mistyped the address, feel free to try again. Alternatively, you can return to the home page, or visit the help page for more options.

            Try to full somebody as stupid as you are, they will finde only this screen print when they click on the profile

          10. Report this or visit the help page.

            I’m not bothered with this Hind Abyad, saw through her position from the start, and it was enough for me to put an end to our ‘rendezvous’.

          11. Hind Abyad Avatar

            Yes Matrix.

          12. Hind Abyad Avatar

            Do try to be Less stupid and manipulative, when you clic on profiles that no longer exist Discus appear in the avatar

          13. Hind Abyad Avatar

            Give it up.

          14. Hind Abyad Avatar

            This is what you got

          15. And where is the rest of the screencast showing the blocked account?

            TRY HARDER.

          16. Hind Abyad Avatar

            Who’s Ben? Again you?
            Joined Jun 7, 2013

          17. Hind Abyad Avatar

            Matrix . Hind
            Yes indeed I am in a bad company when you Arschlöcher shows up.
            Let me help you to understand it المتسكعون in your own language

            12:22 p.m., Monday May 30| Other comments by Matrix
            Reply to Matrix

          18. BEN…..

          19. Hind Abyad Avatar

            Ben was Descartes and Intouchables? Who’s Ben?

          20. Hind Abyad Avatar

            I clicked on both it gives this

          21. 5thDrawer Avatar

            I always enjoyed the way Prophet tt ttt tttt handled it. He wan’t grouchy at all. :-)))

          22. Is this your link [] supposed to be me the banned one, or somebody else?

            Learn first about Disqus “How Disqus Works” before you come with more nonsens.

            Turn now to Omega and begin to weep with this jackass, jackass.

          23. That was indeed a instructive link that explain more about one the impost your acount.
            Done any rapport to DISQUS yet?

            https: // _medium=email&utm _content=avatar, somting is weiered with this link since this page dose not exist at all on disqus!

          24. Hind Abyad Avatar

            Look at Guest talking to 5th

          25. Hind Abyad Avatar

            Matrix . Y K
            5thDrawer is not my buddy, nor is Meditheraces.
            8:05 a.m., Monday May 30

            Y K . Matrix
            Yep, mate, “they” have been known to weave some pretty tangled webs. They are also Master Deceivers, telling Historical Lies (all in capital letters) as …

          26. man-o-war Avatar


          27. Is that all you can come with, “Guess?”?

            Matrix have certainly squeezed the right nerves, that’s why you can’t answer his question.

          28. man-o-war Avatar

            Haha, you’re a moron. His response to me accusing him of being a xenophobic religious bigot and posing two questions to him was to ask me “what society are YOU coming from?”. Asking me a question doesn’t answer the two questions I asked him. Maybe I squeezed the right nerves and thats why I got the crap response.

            Are you Matrix bodyguard now? You’re responding to all my comments directed at him.

          29. Hind Abyad Avatar

            Oh Yeah.. she-her funny girl

          30. 5thDrawer Avatar

            One that REALLY knows the enjoyment of Bacon&Eggs … at any time. 😉

          31. Hind Abyad Avatar

            I would be ashamed to ask this to Anybody

          32. 5thDrawer Avatar

            However, seems a lot of people do – in some cultures. 😉

          33. Have you ever had Taylor Ham, Pork Roll for breakfast?

          34. 5thDrawer Avatar

            Porridge in winter …. Shredded Wheat in summer …. so, no.

          35. You must be a regular guy.

          36. 5thDrawer Avatar

            Porridge can help one stay regular .. true. :-))

          37. I already knew that, it’s clear that you lost your orientation on the map.

            Asahimed to disclose your society and culture – not surprising at all…..1

          38. Hind Abyad Avatar

            He can’t be ‘Asahimed’ to disclose his society and culture.’

          39. The problem is not foreigners in general, The problem is what do foreigners bring to improve any particular country. Take Mexicans for example, they are generally hard workers and are eager to work and improve their lot in life for the most part. The problem is with certain groups of foreigners that are looking for hand-outs and special treatment and not adapting to natural inhabitants. Also a consideration is security, crime and social conflicts. Most western countries are tolerant to a point, but migrants and bring obscure cultural (and illegal in some cases) social conditions and can not adapt to the laws. I give anyone a chance to mix and accept heir new country as being better than the one they left .

          40. man-o-war Avatar

            The United States is a country of immigrants and it displays pure ignorance to not recognize that.

            “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

            It doesn’t say send us your White Europeans so they can have an easier time assimilating and won’t make White Americans uncomfortable with their foreign ways.

            “foreigners that are looking for hand-outs and special treatment and not adapting to natural inhabitants.” you just said that Mexicans are hard workers and eager to work. Few sentences later you’re claiming that foreigners are looking for hand-outs and special treatment. You’re xenophobia shining through. More importantly, it’s not even true. It’s just magical thinking.
            Immigrants that don’t learn the language or try to assimilate a little will have a much harder time getting along in America. It’s not illegal, they can choose to remain ignorant if they want.

            However, the overwhelming majority of immigrants are hardworking and thrive in the US. Thats the truth. The overwhelming majority of immigrants in the US are law abiding individuals.

          41. It’s ironic when the infamous “give me your tired….etc was fixed to the SOL, the USA enacted the Immigration Act of 1903. A response to McKinley’s assassination against the “anarchists”. Several more Acts followed, but all had one common purpose and that was to control who came into the country and to assure who they were.

          42. man-o-war Avatar

            The acts didn’t make it less true. Just wanted to make sure no enemies were coming in. I’m all for that.

          43. Unless I’m mistaken, those who wish to immigrate to our country, legally, sign a document that they wish to take on illegal activities. Those who enter illegally don’t sign anything.

          44. 5thDrawer Avatar

            Well, assuming ALL the ‘misunderstandings’ of any country’s rules about immigration, and lack of real translators to set immigrants straight, could you supply the list of ‘illegal’ activities they are supposed to know before signing up?
            Some haven’t even been able to do that with the much-vaunted ‘Constitution’ after 300 years, even if speaking the language. 😉

          45. Could you supply a list of country of origin since the illegal activities may directly related to the country?

          46. 5thDrawer Avatar

            You were talking about USA .. I assumed you knew.

          47. I knew the destination, not the country of origin.

          48. 5thDrawer Avatar

            Your words … “USA enacted the Immigration Act of 1903. A response to McKinley’s assassination against the “anarchists”. Several more Acts followed, but all had one common purpose and that was to control who came” …. sounds like USA is “country of origin.”

          49. Yes “who came”

          50. 5thDrawer Avatar

            And all became Americans who made the new ‘rules’ … so … what rules are saying people need to do illegal things to join the club?
            (guy doesn’t understand what he even writes … too weird … giving up on it)

          51. In perfect world they all came to America for the American dream. How they achieved that, if successful, is well documented. Those who chose a different path have a different legacy.

          52. We the documentation in the “witness” program of Al-Jazeera, I recommend it strongly – documentation about a illegal entry in the EU.

            It will demonstrate that they are aware of bracking the EU laws.
            “The Italians, the refugees and the fake wedding party – the innovative plot to help Syrians reach Sweden.”

          53. man-o-war Avatar

            They want to pull the ladder up after they make it.

          54. No, those who came to America. (too much French Canadian language influence)

          55. Hind Abyad Avatar

            Racist against French Canadians?
            Samuel de Champlain founded the first settlement in 1605, Quebec in 1608. New France extending to the Mississippi.
            Canada national anthem was written-composed by a French Canadian, translated to English. (Nouvelle-France) was the area colonized by France in North America during a period beginning with the exploration of the Saint Lawrence River by Jacques Cartier in 1534.

          56. Did Samuel and Jacques speak French or French Canadian?

          57. Hind Abyad Avatar

            Idiotic spam.

          58. Idiotic history lesson for middle school. I passed that test, can you pass mine?

          59. Hind Abyad Avatar

            Not interested.. i wrote it that to a racist.

          60. Lame excuse. Along the same lines is Brazilian Portuguese the same as the European Portuguese?

          61. Hind Abyad Avatar

            I speak Brazilian Portuguese. .is that enough?

          62. Nope.

          63. Hind Abyad Avatar

            Yup. I don’t discuss with stupids.

          64. Se the innovative plot to help Syrians reach Sweden.
            “The Italians, the refugees and the fake wedding party – the innovative plot to help Syrians reach Sweden.”

            After you have seen it you will know too that everything is calculated.
            There are no ‘misunderstandings’ of any country’s rules about immigration, and lack of real translators… or a list of ‘illegal’ activities they are supposed to know before they do the trip

          65. 5thDrawer Avatar

            Cute girl … strange boots for a bride … ;-)) GREAT story …. really. Music please.
            “People .. People who need people … are the luckiest people in the world.”
            Although I can’t imagine wanting to leave Italy … 😉
            “When the moon hits your eye, like a big Pizza pie, that’s Amore.”

            Success sometimes ruins things …
            “Editor’s note: This film is no longer available online.”

          66. man-o-war Avatar

            Illegals are illegal and don’t sign anything. They also don’t come looking for handouts. Not sure what your point is about illegals vs legals immigrants. If I’m not mistaken, these guys are against any type of immigration from the Middle East. They don’t want mixing of the races or religions.

          67. Immigrants come into a country with a reputation preceding them. It doesn’t take much, but a reputation nonetheless. And in Europe that reputation has caused the lives of many.

          68. Immigrants come into a country with a reputation preceding them. It doesn’t take much, but a reputation nonetheless.

            That reminds me of the Ashkenazis coming to Palestine.

          69. The United States is the United States and is not precisely in my test.

          70. I doubt that he will accept your clarification.
            He will twist it his way simply because he (they) don’t want admit the reality you described.

            They will do everything to manipulate in order to destabilise Europe with the help of newcomers.

            Latest provocation was in Bautzen.

          71. man-o-war Avatar

            Cry me a river. Its ok for you Europeans to rape and pillage other cultures and societies. Rape them of their resources and then leave them high and dry when you’re done. Did you guys care when you were invading and destroying other cultures and societies? What scares you the most in life? An Arab Muslim or a Black African impregnating your daughter?

          72. His mother got knocked up my a Muslim Ethiopian. He’s mad since he was born.

          73. man-o-war Avatar

            You doubt? I responded 2 hours ago. What are you doubting? I seriously doubt you’re not a xenophobic religious bigot. #EuropeFirst #WhiteIsMight #WhiteIsRight #NoToTheObscure #CloseMinded #Bigots

          74. 5thDrawer Avatar

            Creating ‘Angst’ is a favourite of Anarchists…..

          75. Don’t come with stupide remarks about ‘Angst’ before you know the real facts!

            The unaccompanied youths from Afghanistan launched a provocation by throwing stones at the hooligans, and they succeeded with it.
            No one has attacked or provoked the Afghan youths! In other words those afghans are the Anarchists.

          76. 5thDrawer Avatar

            Didn’t say they weren’t. Or even were. I was talking about a ‘mind-set’.

          77. Did you seen any news regarding the nightly riots in Bautzen?

          78. 5thDrawer Avatar

            Nope … don’t use the TV … ‘cable’ is too expensive.

          79. 5thDrawer Avatar

            Meanwhile, in the case of THE ONES who were supposed to be the allowed REFUGEES from a ceaseless war, trying to get back home has become impossible, and that’s not helping the ones they were forced to leave behind, in the search for a job to send needed money to save children.

          80. Sheer fabrications without a single source that confirms the story in the article!
            Americans, oh yeah Americans the can’t allow the F word on TV…..


          81. 5thDrawer Avatar

            George Carlin did the number on that word many years ago 😉
            These days, some people know few other words, and use it as noun, verb, and adjective on a fairly constant basis, even about their cars, which can’t possibly be fucking.

          82. To paraphrase that famous meme the anti-Semites love so much: “Islamophobia is a disease. And you get it from Muslims”.

          83. If you call matrix a religious bigot and Islamophobe, what are YOU then – a saint?

          84. man-o-war Avatar

            Not a saint, but I’m definitely not a religious bigot or Islamophobe. I’m a sane human being that understands the European Christian societies have invaded/colonized and pillaged resources from countless of non-European Non-Christian societies for over hundreds years now. Now I think its funny that you Europeans are screaming all this hatred and animosity towards foreigners coming to your land. Get bent!

          85. Our ancestor have invaded/colonized and pillaged resources from countless of non-European Non-Christian societies for over hundreds years now…..

            They pillaged resources in Zimbabwe, Saudiarabien, South Africa, iraq, Syria and others.

            Today’s leaders of those countries are the one that is putting the benefits of those resources in their own pockets.

            As if only we in Europe are not really approve foreigners, the Japanese have a special name for “outside person” – Gaijin, a word for foreigners and non-Japanese.
            This word can refer to nationality, race, or ethnicity – YOU call us kuffar.

      2. Yes he does: Germany. (laughing)

      3. That’s very funny, pal. I mean, your brilliant, blistering sarcasm aims to highlight the fact that the real movement of people is in the opposite direction, right? 🙂

      4. Matrix must be a smart man/women the opposite of you!

        If you can’t accept someone’s posted comments as a point of view, you just pretending to be an idiot, or you are?

        1. man-o-war Avatar

          Sorry, I don’t understand stupid. Maybe you should just converse with Matrix.

          1. Do you call your text a conversation?

          2. man-o-war Avatar

            No, just a simple response to a simple person.

  2. Hind Abyad Avatar

    Israel Incapable of Telling Truth About Water It Steals From Palestinians
    Water is the only issue in which Israel (still) finds it difficult to defend its discriminatory, oppressive and destructive policy with pretexts of security and God.

    1. What have this article in ( the Haaretz join or connect together with the article about “Mecca Governor warns Iran against using force to pursue rivalry against Arabs”?

      1. Hind Abyad Avatar

        A message to the King himself as he read the comments, Matrix- Oh yeah inquisitors

      2. What did you Stalin/Putin bs had to do with the Dalai-Lama?

    2. 5thDrawer Avatar

      Populations on both sides of walls … only one side in control.

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