• Short Summary

    The Grand Mosque at Mecca, occupied on Wednesday (21 November) by armed religious extremists, is the most sacred shrine for the world's six hundred million Moslems.

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    The Grand Mosque at Mecca, occupied on Wednesday (21 November) by armed religious extremists, is the most sacred shrine for the world's six hundred million Moslems. The attack took place on the anniversary of the Prophet Mohammed's departure from Mecca to spread the Islamic faith. Every Moslem hopes at least once in his life to make a pilgrimage to Mecca. Though little news has come from the scene of the attack, the Kuwaiti news agency says Saudi soldiers sealed off the mosque and stormed the building. In London, a leading Islamic scholar, Doctor Zaki Badawi, said the force used to remove the extremists was totally justified. The shrine at Mecca has been the scene of pilgrimages by most Moslem leaders from around the world who customarily kiss the Black Stone in the courtyard of the Mosque.

    SYNOPSIS: In London, the Moslem community gathered to pray for the safety of Mecca and later Dr. Badawi spoke to Visnews' John Darby.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABD0CJGMWERPOWS3U4SSJB3ENT
    Media URN:
    VLVABD0CJGMWERPOWS3U4SSJB3ENT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/11/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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