Riyadh: Saudi Public Security Directorate has arrested a Yemeni citizen for undertaking Umrah for the “soul of Queen Elizabeth II”.
The man was arrested from the courtyards of Makkah’s Grand Mosque when he was carrying a banner that reads, ‘Umrah for the soul of Queen Elizabeth II’.
— إمارة منطقة مكة المكرمة (@makkahregion) September 12, 2022
Saudi Public Security Directorate tweeted that the Special Force for the Security of the Grand Mosque arrested the pilgrim after he appeared in a video clip carrying a banner inside the Grand Mosque, in contravention of the regulations and instructions for Umrah and added that he was referred to the Public Prosecution.
The Makkah region published the news with a camouflaged video of the pilgrim holding a banner as well.
In the video clip, a Yemeni resident appeared wearing Ihram and holding a piece of cloth that reads in Arabic and English, ‘Umrah for the soul of Queen Elizabeth II’.
He spoke in the video, “Umrah for the soul of Queen Elizabeth II to make her with his righteous servants and to make her abode heaven.”
The incident sparked widespread controversy on social media platforms, and the hashtag arrested the lecherous trend, during which the tweeters demanded the arrest of the resident who performed Umrah for the soul of the Queen, noting that the holy places are not an arena for political review or ridicule and mockery.