Are these statements the reason behind a Saudi judge’s disappearance?

Al-Jirani is an Endowment and Inheritance judge and one of Qatif’s high profile figures known for his hardline views toward Iran. (Al Arabiya)

Media reports suggested that Sheikh Mohammad al-Jirani’s anti-Iran rhetoric may be the reasons behind his disappearance in Saudi Arabia’s Qatif city, while security forces announced the arrest of three suspects and the search for three more fugitives.

Al-Jirani is an Endowment and Inheritance judge and one of Qatif’s high profile figures known for his hardline views toward Iran. He vanished near his house in Tarout village 20 days ago.

Meanwhile, a spokesman for Saudi Interior Ministry announced Sunday the arrest of three suspects: Abdullah Ali Ahmed al-Darwish, Mazin Ali Ahmed al-Quba’a, and Mustafa Ahmed Salman al-Sahwan for their role in monitoring the judge.

Social media reports and news article pointed out to al-Jirani’s avowed defiant statements toward Iran as clues to his disappearance.
Here are some of those testimonials:

1- During an interview with MBC radio last October, al-Jirani condemned the approach of some of the Qatif citizens in handling the “Zakat” by donating its money to Iran, Lebanon, and Iraq rather than offering it to the disadvantaged locally.

2- His denunciations to a series of attacks against security forces, stating ones that “killing innocents tantamount to terrorism, it is deplored by all religions and inconsistent with Islam principals.”

3- He was a vocal critic for exploiting mosques to foment anti-state sentiments, blasting as well those who incite aggression and hostility among youngsters.

This article is also available in Arabic.

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