US Muslims mark anniversary of Jannat al-Baqi destruction by Riyadh
Muslims have held an anti-Saudi protest rally in Washington to commemorate the 92th anniversary Riyadh’s demolition of the historically revered cemetery of Jannat al-Baqi (Garden of Paradise) in the holy city of Medina.
During Monday’s event, demonstrators denounced the radical Wahhabi ideology which has inspired the Takfiri Daesh terrorists wreaking havoc in Iraq and Syria.
They carried placards reading, “Ban Wahhabism,” “stop Wahhabi terrorism,” “Muslims aginst ISIS,” “ISIS/ISIL= Wahhabism” and “Rebuild al-Baqi.”
Takfirism, which is a trademark of many terrorist groups, is largely influenced by Wahhabism, which is freely preached by Saudi clerics.
“Thousands of protesters are demonstrating against the annihilation of 98 percent of our heritage in Saudi Arabia,” said one of the participants at Monday’s event.
“The extremist Wahhabi ideology that is propagated and promoted by Saudi Arabia is the reason for the existence of ISIS (Daesh), al-Shabab, Boko Haram [Takfiri militant groups]…and the annihilation of heritage in Iraq and Syria,” she added.
On 8th Shawwal, the 10th month of the lunar calendar, in 1345 AH (After Hijra) that falls on April 21, 1925, Saudis razed Jannat al-Baqi and pounded its mausoleums and tombs.
The graves of family members of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and of his companions were reduced to dust in the operation.
The systematic state-funded demolition of sacred sites continues across Saudi Arabia even to date.