Wanted for genocide, and house of Saud says so what? Saudi Arabia is the birthplace of the mass murdering founder of Islam , so it’s fitting.
Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir has arrived in Saudi Arabia to perform the hajj with other Muslim pilgrims, official media said on Sunday, after dozens died in his country during recent protests.
Bashir “arrives in Jeddah to perform hajj,” the state SUNA news agency reported.
About two million Muslims, a majority of them foreigners, poured out of the holy city of Mecca on Sunday to begin the annual hajj, one of the five pillars of Islam that every capable Muslim must perform at least once.
Bashir’s September 23 cut in fuel subsidies sent thousands of people, many of them Khartoum-area poor, onto the streets to protest as petrol prices rose more than 60 percent.
The demonstrations and their Arab Spring-inspired calls for the downfall of the regime were the worst urban unrest of Bashir’s 24-year rule.