Man commits suicide at Mecca’s Grand Mosque

A man has committed suicide by throwing himself off the roof of the Grand Mosque in Islam’s holiest city of Mecca, Saudi police said Saturday. ‘A foreigner threw himself from the roof of the Grand Mosque in Mecca’ to the courtyard below, ‘resulting in his instant death’, state news agency SPA said, quoting police. The rare act was not the first of its kind to take place in Mecca, the holiest city in Islam — which, like other monotheistic religions, prohibits suicide. The body was transported to hospital, with an investigation underway ‘to determine the victim’s identity, what led to…

Source: www.al-monitor.com, 6/9/2018, Bandar Al-DANDANI

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