Throughout the world the 8th day of the Islamic calendar month of Shawwal marks anniversary of the demolition of Jannat Al-Baqee (Baqee in short.) Baqee is a famous cemetery, an ancient Islamic heritage site, in the holy city of Medina, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, that has been demolished on the orders of the rulers of the kingdom.

Protests were held calling for the reconstruction of the Baqee and an end to the oppressive policies of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The protests will featured several speakers calling for Baqee reconstruction. Speakers will discuss the history and connections between Saudi’s Wahhabi ideology and the evolution of terrorist organizations like ISIS, Boko Haram, Taliban, Al-Qaeda, etc. Topics also included jailing of religious leaders, human rights abuses and women’s rights activists based on trumped up charges.

Baqee is a famous cemetery in Medina where Prophet Mohammad’s family is buried. Saudi Arabia has destroyed 95% of the heritage sites in the birthplace of Islam. The followers of the extremist Wahhabi ideology have also destroyed shrines of other religions, including Jonah’s Tomb in Mosul, Iraq and the Buddha Statue in Afghanistan.

So far the images of the protests came from the following cities around the world:

  • Washington DC, USA
  • New York, USA
  • Chicago-USA
  • London, UK
  • Saudi & Iraq Border
  • Ottawa, Canada
  • Karachi, Pakistan
  • Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Jhang, Pakistan
  • Lahore, Pakistan
  • Teksala, Pakistan
  • Delhi, India
  • Lucknow, India
  • Hyderabad, India
  • Muzaffarnagar, India

As additional reports come-in, we will update this post.