The Saudi regime is using the Hajj visas, which are expected to start days later, in order to buy Arab journalists’ grievances to stop their criticism of their crimes and horrific human rights violations.
Sources in the Royal Court revealed that the Saudi regime distributed dozens of free Hajj visas to journalists from most Arab countries this year, while keen to select executives in the private media.
The sources pointed out that the main objective of this step is to win journalists to cover up the murder of the Saudi journalist known as Jamal Khashoggi early October 2018 inside the Consulate of the Kingdom in Istanbul, Turkey.
The Saudi regime is racing against time to restore its Arab and Islamic shaky image before the first anniversary of the murder of journalist Khashoggi without bringing those responsible to justice.
The regime is also trying to reduce the media campaign expected to take place on the anniversary of the killing of Khashoggi by exploiting the pilgrimage season and the purchase of pre-paid journalists.
Khashoggi was courageously critical of the phenomenon of the transfer of power to the hands of one person. He represents the Arab model of the current authority, which lacks democracy and pluralism and is subject to unilateralism, governance, and leadership.
Khashoggi’s death events constituted a condemnation of a regime that lacked legitimacy. The dictatorship’s hatred of truth and the free press which is declared to the public, and will have serious consequences on the ground, will result in disturbing situations.
It is known that the Saud regime is involved annually in the distribution of courtesy visas to certain personalities, especially politicians and media, in order to mobilize support and improve its image.
Over the past three years, the Saudi system has been granted at least 5,000 visas for use as a courtesy and political exploitation.
These suspicious practices deprive Muslims of performing Hajj and Umrah.
The Saudi regime also uses Hajj and Umrah to settle its accounts with countries that oppose it politically and impose its political agenda on all countries because it knows that all Muslims and Islamic countries are in dire need of performing this fifth Islamic duty.
These practices underscore the fairness of the growing demand in the Arab and Islamic countries that the Saudi regime is not qualified to administer the Two Holy Mosques and that it has failed miserably in this regard.
There is a growing demands for the involvement of Islamic expertise in the management of Hajj and Umrah through the involvement of Islamic institutions and governments to ensure the highest degrees of transparency and integrity in the management of the important file for all Muslims, including the provision of distribution of Hajj and Umrah quotas on the Islamic countries in a fair way.