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Protesters demand reconstruction of Jannat al-Baqi in front Saudi Arabia Embassy in Canada

A sudden afternoon shower on Saturday failed to drown out the voices of protesters gathered outside the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Ottawa, Canada to demand the reconstruction of Jannat al-Baqi and the protection of other Islamic heritage sites in the Middle East nation.

 

A sudden afternoon shower on Saturday failed to drown out the voices of protesters gathered outside the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Ottawa, Canada to demand the reconstruction of Jannat al-Baqi and the protection of other Islamic heritage sites in the Middle East nation.

About 300 people marched from the Human Rights Monument on Elgin Street to a grassy clearing across from the Sussex Avenue embassy, where many used the opportunity to express their anger at the Saudi government for persecuting religious minorities and for what they see as supporting terrorist organizations.

Canada’s government was also chided for its $15-billion deal to sell military vehicles to Saudi Arabia.

Protesters carried banners that read “Muslims against ISIS,” “Rebuild al-Baqee” and “Respect Muslim Heritage.”

Jannat al-Baqee cemetery in Medinawas chosen by the Holy Prophet Mohammad, peace be upon him and his progeny, and it is the place where many of his descendants were buried.

 

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