Saudi Interior Minister:"Islam is now a target of superpowers."
Prince Naif Receives Dignitaries
Jeddah, Jun 27, SPA -- Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz, the Minister of Interior,
received here on Saturday evening dignitaries of Makkah region led by Dr.
Mohammad Abdo Yamani, Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Abdulqader Faqih, Dr. Suhail
bin Hassan Qadi, and a delegation of Jazan region headed by Sheikh Ali bin
Mideaush Bajawi and Dr. Hashim bin Abdo Hashim.
During the reception, the delegations condemned the events that took place
in some parts of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which were perpetrated by the
They also expressed the loyalty and the obedience to the Custodian of the
Two Holy Mosques and the Crown Prince, stressing their firm and united stand
in support of the state to confront terrorism.
On his part, Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz said that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
is an Islamic state, stressing that "whoever makes efforts to serve the
nation, must know the basic principles that will remain unchanged."
"We look forward for the progress and advancement, but our core base is
Islam which we hold firmly and preserve it. We can not change anything in
Islam except what almighty Allah has ordained us to do," he added.
"However, we can not allow anything which is forbidden, nor we can prohibit
anything which is not forbidden. This is a general principle, which we hope
that everyone will tread on this path. As such, we have closed doors for
those who are targeting us."
Prince Naif said: "We must be aware that Islam is now a target of
He pointed out to the general pardon granted to the deviant people,
stressing that it came from the Kingdom's strength.
"But the most important directive is to those who are behind the deviants,
whether they are Saudis or non-Saudis in the Kingdom or abroad that this
country rejects this matter." --SPA 1126 Local Time 0826 GMT