Muslims from across the United States held a rally at the Embassy of Saudi Arabia on August 5, to protest what they called the Saudi Kingdom’s destruction of Islamic religious and historical sites and support for extremism around the world. The protest was organized by the Al-Baqee Organization and the Universal Muslim Association of America (UMAA), according to an announcement by the body.
The organization alleges that the Saudi Royal Family engaged in a campaign of systematic destruction of the religious sites of Islam, resulting in the demolition of important shrines at the historic Jannatul Baqee cemetery.
It accuses the Saudi authorities of having made it illegal for Muslims to pray in the vicinity of demolished shrines, and severely limited several forms of Islamic worship. The rally took place on the 89th anniversary of the initial destruction of the holy sites.