Avoid seditious websites, says Bin-Humaid
Sheikh Saleh Bin-Humaid, imam and preacher of the Grand Mosque in Makkah, said people of the country should do some soul-searching, determination and some hard work to stand in the face of the enemies of the Muslim nation who use all means and methods to instill sedition in them.
In particular, the imam warned against some social networking sites that spread rumors and lies and belittle the country’s gains and attack the leadership and sacred symbols.
According to Bin-Humaid, the goals of these websites are to shake the Kingdom’s credibility and stability and the confidence its people have in its scientists and good loyal citizens.
He cited some sarcastic comments that are meant to be humorous but in fact serve to shake the confidence and convictions of people. Such opinions, comments and tweets, Bin-Humaid believes, are the fastest way to confuse the people and they represent a kind of media and psychological war to destroy the principles of the nation.
Bin-Humaid said that by looking at some of the neighboring countries, citizens should derive important lessons, as they have become battlefields after citizens thought that their situation and circumstances would be better off if they rebelled against their rulers.
Another thing that one should ponder upon, he added, is to think better of this blessed country, the land of the Two Holy Mosques and the sacred sites, the land where Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was born, the land of the Islamic creed and the one Allah Almighty.
Bin Humaid said that this blessed country was in the past full of ignorance and diseases, its tribes and people fighting each other. But now it has dramatically changed for the better and is blessed with unity and peace under its wise leadership. With such leadership, the country moved from being marginalized, the imam said, isolated and weak to become the most effective and vital force on the regional and world map.
“This blissful country was honored by a great honor from God, that is to serve pilgrims and Hajis who come each year to perform the holy rituals and find safety and peace here and leave with God’s care after being blessed with performing the holy rituals,” said Bin-Humaid.