Sidi Ifni- Influential Kuwaiti thinker and preacher, Tariq Soweidan, announced that he was barred from entering Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj and Oumra.
Known for his staunch support to former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, the preacher explained that his opposition to the Egyptian coup was behind Saudi Arabia’s decision to prevent him from entering the country.
“My political stance on the shaky situation of Egypt has denied me entry to Saudi Arabia,” Soweidan was quoted as saying by Anadolou agency.
The preacher’s ideas, views and support for Mohamed Morsi as Egypt’s real president have seemingly enraged Saudi Arabia, which has shown a staunch support to the military coup orchestrated by Egypt’s top General Abdelfattah Al-Sisi.
This position cost him his job at the channel Arrisala, owned by Saudi El Walid Bin Talal, who fired him a few days after he publicly stated his support for democratic legitimacy represented by former President Mohammed Morsi.
In a video following the military coup in Egypt, Soweidan said that what happened on July 3rd was a “fascist and bloody military coup.”
Enjoying much popularity in the Arab world, Souweidan is noted for his creativity, frankness, and his opposition to Arab dictators.
The Kuwaiti’s speeches have a great impact on Arabs and Muslims worldwide.
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