Oppression of Rohingya Muslims Increased After Suu Kyi Took Power, Rights Group Says
Muslims in Myanmar have been facing more persecution since the election of Aung San Suu Kyi, with restrictions on identity documents and places of worship and the creation of 'Muslim-free' villages, a human rights group said in a report published Tuesday.
Oppression of Islamic communities spreads beyond the north-western Rakhine state, where 90,000 Rohingya - members of a persecuted Muslim minority - have fled violence in recent days, according to the report from the Burma Human Rights Network (BHRN).
"Being a Muslim, I can't go anywhere in my own country," said Kyaw Win, executive director of BHRN, at the report's launch in Bangkok.
The Life of Abu Tayyim Inkhil: Deceased Amir of Jaysh Khalid bin al-Waleed
By Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi
Amid the continued failure of the Syrian rebels to roll back the Islamic State-linked Jaysh Khalid bin al-Waleed in the southern province of Deraa, the U.S.-led coalition and its allies seem to be resorting increasingly to repeated decapitation of the leadership in targeted strikes. These strikes have killed multiple officials in the organization, such as Abu Qasura Kanakari and Abu Hamza Tawheed. On 17 August, a strike killed the amir Abu Tayyim Inkhil, whose life I aim to document in this post.
As Abu Tayyim Inkhil's name suggests, he is originally from the town of Inkhil in north Deraa countryside, well outside the Yarmouk Basin area controlled by Jaysh Khalid bin al-Waleed. The town is currently controlled by the Syrian rebels. The number of inhabitants is around 45,000 and the main tribes in the town are:
Islamophobia Prevents UK Muslims From Succeeding At Work: The British Anti-Islam Hate
Muslims in the U.K. are "less likely to succeed in the labor market than any other faith group", a report published by a government commission said Thursday.
Research released by the Social Mobility Commission said: "Young Muslims living in the U.K. face an enormous social mobility challenge and are being held back from reaching their full potential at every stage of their lives."
The report uncovers some "significant barriers to improved social mobility from school through university and into the workplace" as "Islamophobia, discrimination and racism" are reported by many of the young Muslims.
Take Away Aung San Suu Kyi's Nobel Peace Prize - She No Longer Deserves It
Few of us expect much from political leaders: to do otherwise is to invite despair. But to Aung San Suu Kyi we entrusted our hopes. To mention her name was to invoke patience and resilience in the face of suffering, courage and determination in the unyielding struggle for freedom. She was an inspiration to us all.
She has denied the very identity of the people being attacked, asking the US ambassador not to use the term Rohingya
Friends of mine devoted their working lives to the campaign for her release from the many years of detention imposed by the military dictatorship of Myanmar, and for the restoration of democracy. We celebrated when she was awarded the Nobel peace prize in 1991; when she was finally released from house arrest in 2010; and when she won the general election in 2015.
American Muslims Are At The Crossroads: Addressing Islamophobic Hate In America
By Zaheer Uddin
Indeed, the American Muslims are at the crossroads. American Muslims are feeling anxiety and uncertainty because of the Islamophobic and hate incidents nationwide. But silence and inaction is not the answer or solution. Rather Muslims do have to play a key role, and it is on them to help lead their country out of this dangerous situation as moral leaders, not victims.
Muslim Americans must find the courage to stand up for universal values of fairness and freedom during this difficult time. This is best done by working, not talking, but working together across cultures, color and creed, to build the kind of country we all want to live in.
American Muslims and Muslim organizations have helped fight discrimination, respond to media bias, and demand action from government officials, but for too long this tireless work has been limited to dealing with the consequences of hate. Managing to sustain is not the same as proactively targeting Islamophobia at its roots. America's Islamophobia network is an over $80 million industry and if there is a hope of defeating it, together we must move beyond mere survival into long-term sustainability through proactive planning.
Rohingya Muslims: World's Most Persecuted Minority - Myanmar Genocide
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Recently a cease-fire was declared in Myanmar to facilitate the displacement of Rohingya Muslims. More than 270,000 people have already left their homes, but who are the Rohingyas?
The persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar is one of the worst tragedies on earth right now, but it is also the most overlooked. Rohingya Muslims, one of Myanmar's 135 ethnic groups, are denied the right to citizenship, which in turn deprives them of basic rights like access to healthcare, education and politics.
The decades-long oppression has forced the whole community to live in utter poverty while the Myanmar government has forced Rohingyas from their homes at every opportunity, creating an unprecedented humanitarian tragedy.
The 'Israelisation' Illusion and 'Israeli Arabs' Propaganda: Palestine - The Occupied Territories
Once again, the Israeli authorities have thrown another Palestinian leader into prison. Once again that leader is Raed Salah, who has a defiant smile and whose life shares characteristics with liberation leaders known to the world through their civil, non-violent struggles, the price of which has been repeated imprisonment and sometimes assassination.
Raed Salah, who is quietly approaching sixty and living an active life, is one of the most prominent Palestinian leaders today. He has gained support from Muslim and Christian religious leaders for his defence of the Palestinian sanctities — mosques, churches, monasteries and historical monuments — threatened by the Israeli authorities and extremists. What is unique in his case is that his experience is closely linked to Jerusalem, even though he was born in the very core of the Palestinian presence, which the Israeli propaganda calls "Israeli Arabs". He is a Palestinian leader who is forced to carry Israeli citizenship.
Regime Change In Iran Does Not Equal War In Iran: Exterminating Khomieni Terror
By Ali Safavi
The Hill, 11 September 2017 - Amid the White House review of its Iran policy and subsequent to the signing into law of H.R. 6634, which imposes tough sanctions on the Iranian regime and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), familiar voices in Washington have begun fear mongering that supporting ''regime change'' leads to war.
Let us be clear: The real issue is not war. There has never been any suggestion of military intervention. Here are the real questions that need to be answered:
Should the Iranian people continue to suffer under a brutal dictatorship, which has denied them their most rudimentary rights, or do they have the right to change this suppressive regime?
First Victims Of Trump's New Strategy: America's Afghanistan Nightmare Continued
By Al-Ikhwah Al-Mujahidun
In the newly announced strategy of American President Donald Trump, it has been further concentrated on even more killing and agony of innocent Afghan masses. This new strategy of the savage foreign invaders was instantly seconded by the puppet regime in Kabul, by holding meetings and conferences. On the other hand, this outrageous strategy of the brutal occupying forces was severely condemned by the freedom loving Afghan masses, peace loving independent organs and individuals, by marking it another wave of Afghan homicide and the demolition of their homes and towns.
In the very first week after the employment of this new strategy of devastation, hundreds of innocent civilian men, women and children were ruthlessly martyred and wounded in different parts of the country while their houses were demolished. Predominantly, in Kunduz, Herat and Logar provinces, colossal casualties and financial losses were inflicted on the civilian people.
Anti-Muslim Violence Is Everywhere—Except in the American Media
Saturday's bombing of a Minnesota mosque was just one violent incident in a long string of them. When will they get the attention they deserve?
If a Christian church in America were bombed in what the state's governor labeled an "act of terrorism" and countless other churches were intentionally burned to the ground over the past few months, is there any doubt you would have heard about this?
Donald Trump would be screaming about a war on Christianity. Media outlets from across the political spectrum would be covering these horrific incidents. And you know what, that coverage would be the correct response. We should have a zero-tolerance policy concerning attacks on places of worship and our freedom of religion.
Iran militia threatens U.S. troops in aftermath of ISIS defeat in Iraq
As the last pockets of Islamic State (ISIS) resistance are cleared in Iraq, a new threat to American troops is emerging.
An Iranian Shi'ite militia, the Hizbullah Brigades, warned the United States that it must leave Iraq when ISIS is defeated or face a new war, Iran's Fars news agency reported.
Funded by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the Hizbullah Brigades, also known as Kata'ib Hizbullah (KH), is the ''largest and most ruthless Iranian-trained militia fighting in Iraq and Syria,'' Rowan Scarborough reported for The Washington Times.
Grave Threat to the Survival of the Burmese Muslims
By Saeed Qureshi
According to the International news agencies including the United Nations refugee agency that fleeing from the violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state, more than a quarter of a million (270000) Rohingya Muslim refugees have flooded into Bangladesh in just two weeks. In the wake of this colossal humanitarian upheaval around l,000 people had been killed in the violence over the past two weeks.
Dozens of Rohingya women and children fleeing the violence have drowned while attempting to escape to Bangladesh by boats. As refugees continue to pour across the border, discontent is growing inside Bangladesh at the ongoing violence in their neighboring Rakhine State. Out of the 50 million estimate Burmese population Muslims are about 4 per cent while the Buddhist population forms 87 percent of the total population.
UAE says Iran is aiming for Arab 'chaos': U.A.E. crackdown on Iranian regime in Sharjeh
The UAE's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Dr Anwar Gargash has accused Iran of trying to push Arab states into 'a descent into chaos.'
Both the UAE and the region should stand together to resist foreign interference in the domestic affairs of Arab countries.
Dr Gargash restated the UAE's commitment to resolving the crisis in Yemen, where Houthi rebels backed by Iran seized the capital Sanaa in 2015. The UAE is part of the Saudi-led coalition to restore the country's legitimate government.
Solidarity Between Rohingya Muslims And Turks Dates Back To WWI, Deputy PM Says
The solidarity between Rohingya Muslims and the Turks dates back to the First World War, when the former provided material and emotional support to the Ottoman Government, a document released by Deputy Prime Minister Fikri Işık showed Friday.
According to a records obtained from the Ottoman archives, Rohingya people sent 1,391 pounds to the Ottomans in 1913 for the relief of the Turkish people wounded in the Balkan Wars, which took place between 1912 and 1913.
The letter, written to Grand Vizier Prince Hilmi Paşa, congratulated the empire for its victory.
The Life of Abu Qasura Kanakari of Jaysh Khalid bin al-Waleed
By Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi
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To recall, Jaysh Khalid bin al-Waleed is the Islamic State (IS)-linked organization based in the Yarmouk Basin of southwest Deraa province on the border with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. In light of the importance of clans in Deraa, it may be tempting simply to equate Jaysh Khalid bin al-Waleed with the clans of the Yarmouk Basin. Indeed, the initial roots of the Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade- the largest constituent group that came to form Jaysh Khalid bin al-Waleed in May 2016- lie in the land-owning al-Baridi clan of the Yarmouk Basin.
However, a number of key people who have been involved in Jaysh Khalid bin al-Waleed have actually come from areas outside the Yarmouk Basin and Jaysh Khalid bin al-Waleed's zone of control. Among these outsiders are the current amir of the group (Abu Tayyim Inkhil, whose name indicates he is from the Deraa town of Inkhil) and all three of his deceased predecessors, beginning from the group's first leader: Abu Hashim al-Shami (from Idlib), Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi (not to be confused with the well-known jihadi ideologue) and finally Abu Hashim al-Rifa'i (from Tel Shehab). In this post I consider the life of another key figure in Jaysh Khalid bin al-Waleed who was from outside the Yarmouk Basin and Jaysh Khalid bin al-Waleed's zone of control: Abu Qasura Kanakari.
Sixteen Years After 9/11, Iran Remains A Threat To America
By David Ibsen
Inside Secoutces, After the tragic events of September 11, 2001, Americans collectively searched for answers about who was behind the terror attack and why it occurred. While Osama bin Laden will forever be known as the mastermind of the tragedy, Iran's role in the devastating attacks, and its collusion with al-Qaida and other terrorist organizations more generally, must not be overlooked.
An early 1990s meeting in Sudan between an emissary of Iran and al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, culminated in a decision to put aside Sunni-Shia divisions in favor of an Iran-al-Qaeda pact to conspire against the U.S. As a report by the 9/11 Commission would state, ''discussions in Sudan between al-Qaida and Iranian operatives led to an informal agreement to cooperate in … actions carried out primarily against Israel and the United States.''
How To Counter Colonial Myths About Muslim Arrival In Sindh
Manan Ahmed Asif
It is a fact not so easily known, thus rarely acknowledged, that the British colonial project in India at one moment turned into an excavation of India's pasts. This excavation was aimed at exploring the arrival of various 'foreign' people, cultures, religions and politics into the Subcontinent. After all, the Indian peninsula had been the site of commercial, political and military incursions by the Portuguese, the Dutch and the Timurids since 1498. Surely, one reason for the excavation was that, as the latest foreigners to arrive in India, the British wanted a justification for their own arrival. The other reason is tied to the way in which the British saw themselves as heirs to the Romans.
Edward Gibbon published the first volume of his book The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire in 1776, the year Great Britain lost 13 of its colonies in America. All six volumes of the book came out by 1788 to tremendous acclaim and sales. A central theme in Gibbon's work was his quest for historical linkages between Pax Britannica – the period of British-dominated world order – and Pax Romana.
Hezbollat and the Popular Mobilization versus the Armies of Lebanon and Iraq
In recent times, there have been two interesting developments in the efforts of the commanders of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps in Iraq and Lebanon. Both events fall within the scope of the bid to impose the model produced by the Iranian Revolution, of creating a parallel military structure alongside the regular army, whereas the Popular Mobilization Units in Iraq operate in parallel with the Iraqi army, and Hezbollah in parallel with the Lebanese army, just like the IRGC operates in parallel with the army in Iran. This project has faced resistance and it is worth considering its implications, not just for those behind it, but also for the future of Iraq and Lebanon. In Iraq, there is Shia resistance to the effort to legitimize the Iranian model and the PMUs at the expense of the Iraqi army. In Lebanon, there is a governmental and popular resistance to Hezbollah's insistence on imposing its legitimacy at the expense of the Lebanese army, not just from Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri but also President Michel Aoun, who has emphasized the Lebanese army as the leading legitimate protector of Lebanon. Tehran in the meantime fears that Iraqi-Gulf rapprochement could undermine its project, while it sees Lebanon as a necessary bridge to rehabilitate Syria in the Arab world and then internationally.
In this regard, US-Russian partnership in Syria and Iraq is key. In Lebanon, there is an international decision to prevent a security collapse and to empower the army to play its conventional role without a partnership with Hezbollah in any legitimacy. Instead, there is a bid to head off any attempt by Hezbollah to replicate the Iranian model in Lebanon.
The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has referred a group of Tawafa service providers, including some Hajj offices serving Algerian pilgrims, to the ministry's disciplinary council pending trial and application of penalties against them.
The ministry stressed it will apply strict penalties on Tawafa establishments proved to have breached service contracts signed between them and pilgrims. Penalties will range between fines and revoking permission to practice the profession.
The disciplinary council, which comprises representatives of the Ministry of Interior and the Public Prosecution, is assigned to look into Tawafa establishments in breach of regulations stipulated in the Tawafa system, and other decisions and regulations ordered by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah.
Report: Iranian Revolutionary Guards' sectarian activity rises in Sunni areas
The Iranian repressive and sectarian regime against Sunnis in the country warns of an upcoming civil war, according to a recent reformist opposition report.
First published on amadnews site, which is allied with the opposition, the report reflects the Revolutionary Guards' continued and escalating activity in predominantly Sunni areas.
It also noted that cleric's activities and the Guard's institutions are increasing in southern areas of the country, specifically in Sistan, Baluchistan and Khorasan provinces.
According to the report, among these activities are calls of a sectarian nature. The most recent event called for was Eid al-Ghadeer, a Shiite celebration. Sunnis see this form of celebration in their areas as a form of provocation.
A pilgrim who found a bag containing cash and jewelry has been praised for his honesty after he handed it over to authorities.
Lutfi Mohammed Abdulkarim, from Egypt, was looking for pebbles to perform the rami Al-Jamrat ritual in Mina when he found the unattended bag. He asked around, but could not find the owner.
Inside the bag, as well as the valuables, Abdulkarim found an ID card suggesting it belonged to a Nigerian woman. He handed the bag over to officials from King Salman's Hajj and Umrah Program, of which he is a guest.
Islamophobia Holding Back UK Muslims In Workplace, Study Finds
One in five Muslim adults in full-time work compared with 35% of overall population, Social Mobility Commission says
Muslim men and women are being held back in the workplace by widespread Islamophobia, racism and discrimination, according to a study which finds that Muslim adults are far less likely to be in full-time work.
Research for the government's social mobility watchdog, shared exclusively with the Guardian, found a strong work ethic and high resilience among Muslims that resulted in impressive results in education.
However, that was not translated into the workplace, with only 6% of Muslims breaking through into professional jobs, compared with 10% of the overall population in England and Wales.
Message of Felicitation of the Esteemed Amir-ul-Momineen, Shiekh-ul-Hadith Hibatullah Akhundzada, (May Allah protect him), on the Occasion of Eid-ul-Adha
By Al-Ikhwah Al-Mujahidun
In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate
Praise be to Allah, the All Strong and the All-Mighty. Surely, Strong is His Grip and Strong His Rope (religion), speedy is His victory. He does what He intends. We praise Him as He is praised by the gratefuls and ask for His forgiveness as the sinners do ask His forgiveness and for His bountiful blessing. We testify that Mohammad is His Servant and Messenger, peace and blessing be upon him and on his descendants and companions and his followers until the Day of Resurrection.
Allah, the Almighty says:
"Let him that hopes to meet his Lord do what is right and associate none as partner in the worship of his Lord." (Chapter 18, Verse 110)
The Muslim and Mujahid People of Afghanistan and all Islamic Ummah!
Asalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuh
(Peace, mercy and blessing of Allah be upon you)
I would like to, first of all, extend you my felicitation on the occasion of the auspicious Eid-ul-Adha, and wish you a blessed Eid. May Allah (SwT) accept in His Sight all your worships and sacrifices – in soul or equipment, the Hajj (pilgrimage) of those who have been able to perform it and the toil, struggle and dedication of all Mujahideen who happen to be serving in any field against the Falsehood, especially, may Allah (SwT) accept the martyrdom of the martyrs, bestow earlier recovery on the injured and procure swift release of the prisoners. Ameen.
The Iranian Land Route to the Mediterranean: Myth or Reality?
By Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi
As the Islamic State continues to lose ground in Iraq and Syria, one of the more common talking points for debate is the supposed prospect of an Iranian "land-route" running through Iraq and Syria to Lebanon and the Mediterranean, and what the U.S. response should be. But how seriously should the idea of the land-route be taken? If the land-route concept is taken seriously, what are the viable U.S. policy responses, if any?
When it comes to supporting clients and allies in Syria and Lebanon, Iran has relied on aircraft (mostly traveling to Damascus) and naval routes, both during and prior to the Syrian civil war even when a theoretical land-route passing through Iraq and Syria to Lebanon existed. Broadly speaking, the U.S. and its allies have been unable to prevent the use of aircraft and naval routes, and indeed there is little that can be done about those routes.
Mourning For 9/11, But Please Mourn For The Rest Of The World Too
You woke up today. Brushed your teeth. Prayed. Got dressed for work/school. Maybe even rolled back into bed. It was a normal day today. Until you looked at a calendar. Put on a hijab. Said good morning to your non-Muslim colleagues. Classmates. Friends.
We all know the frustrated, heart-aching feeling of waking up Muslim every year on Sept. 11. If you're scrolling through social media, buying key chains, or even holding a conversation, 9/11 remembrance will flood your timeline, design print, and dialogue. How can we ever forget the tragic and Islamically condemned fall of the Twin Towers when marketing teams have branded and monetized the slogan "Never forget." How can we forget the emptiness Ground Zero radiated in the atmosphere when our morale was just as lifeless after our own nation blamed us for the terror. How can we forget the time(s) terrorists hijacked our religion to execute political revenge attack(s).
In truth, I don't think any of us want to forget. I don't think we ever will forget. Many of us did lose friends and family during that attack. Almost all of us experienced some form of trauma/threats/abuse from 9/11 simply for being/looking Muslim. Frankly, we shouldn't, in any case, forget events like this that cause terror on nations and result in civilian casualty.
Donald Trump, the American president, by announcing his war strategy for Afghanistan and central Asia, stepped on all those promises given by him to the nation during the election campaign about complete withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan, thus putting an end to the longest and absolutely futile war of their modern history.
Having been waited for long, eventually on Monday 22nd August, Trump declared his strategy for Afghanistan in which, instead of withdrawing his forces from this war stricken country to fulfill his election campaign pledge, he vowed to send even more troops to Afghanistan to crush his enemies.
In his aggressive strategy, he explicitly blamed Pakistan – one of the neighboring countries of Afghanistan – for providing sanctuaries to those fighting against the American interests in Afghanistan, according to his perception.
In return, both Pakistan and Iran along other regional and influential powers like China and Russia explicitly disapproved American's new strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia, labelling it venomous and unreasonable.
Another Reality of 9/11, 16 Years Later: Reflections of a Pakistani Muslim Woman
I was born on Aug. 2, 1996 into a Pakistani-American, Muslim family. Five years before the attack on the Twin Towers on Sept. 11, 2001 in New York City. Those five years that I can no longer remember would be the only time in my life that Islamophobia was not attached to my identity. That I did not need to defend my religion excessively, in light of every crime that took place by someone who called themselves "Muslim." Although racism and discrimination prevailed before 9/11, no one could anticipate what the country would experience following the attacks led by Osama bin Laden. No one could anticipate the gross, misleading interpretations of the Qur'an that would ensue. And no one could fathom that in response to the thousands of innocent individuals that lost their lives on 9/11, thousands more would be tormented, killed and attacked simply because they identified as Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Indian, Pakistani, Bengali and any other South Asian or foreign-seeming ethnicity.
THOSE FIVE YEARS THAT I CAN NO LONGER REMEMBER WOULD BE THE ONLY TIME IN MY LIFE THAT ISLAMOPHOBIA WAS NOT ATTACHED TO MY IDENTITY
At about 8:46 A.M. on Sept. 11, 2001, five hijackers that had been associated with al-Qaeda crashed an American Airlines flight into the North Tower. Approximately 17 minutes later, at 9:03 a.m., another group of terrorists hijacked United Airlines Flight 175 and crashed the plane into the South Tower, between the 77th and 85th floors. The South Tower collapsed first, after burning for about 56 minutes. After burning for 102 minutes, the North Tower collapsed as well. As debris fell, surrounding buildings were also damaged and smaller fires had spread.
England Is Now More Pro-immigrant - But It's More Islamophobic Too
Reading through Hope Not Hate's latest report on their surveys of English attitudes towards race and immigration, one comes away with a mix of optimism and pessimism. Those of us who are what the organisation describes as "confident multiculturals" – or what the tabloids would describe as out-of-touch liberal elitists – can be heartened by what seem to be an increase in our ranks. We now make up 22% of the sample, up from 8% in the first survey in 2011. The two most pro-immigrant groups now make up 39% of the overall total.
At the other end of the spectrum, those who are "hostile" to immigration have remained consistent, but with a shift from those who are most fiercely opposed – down from 13% to 5% since 2011 – to the group described as "latently hostile," up to 17% from 10% in the same period. This indicates that even those people harbouring anti-immigrant views are more likely to engage with the political process than to resort to direct violence themselves or support it in others.
The cabinet ministers of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani received a confidence vote recently in this regime’s parliament. 16 out of 17 ministers were approved after many reports indicated Rouhani reviewed the list extensively with Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.
However, an evaluation of this slate of names proves this cabinet will render no alternations and represents the very impasse the entire regime is facing. The next four years will, in fact, be worse than the previous.
Mohammad Javad Zarif has retained his post as foreign minister, considering his role in negotiating the nuclear agreement with the P5+1, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
407,000 Pilgrims Leave Saudi Arabia After Performing Hajj
The number of pilgrims who have left the Kingdom reached more than 400,000 as of Saturday, the General Directorate of Passports said.
"The total departures were 407,220 pilgrims. Pilgrims who left via land crossings reached 42,893; 359,508 departed from airports and 4,819 through sea ports," the directorate added.
The directorate told pilgrims that leaving before their Hajj visa expires after performing their pilgrimage "avoids penalties prescribed by law." Pilgrims were also warned not to travel outside Makkah, Jeddah and Madinah.
The directorate said companies providing services to pilgrims must not delay in reporting any pilgrims who overstay. "This delay may cause these companies to be subject to the prescribed penalties."