Following his recovery, Saudi student in Washington tells why he was assaulted

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Saudi student Majid al-Muzaini was discharged from George Washington University’s Hospital, where he was being put in an induced comma following an attack on him in late July by other Arab students from North Africa, leaving him with a fractured skull.

Muzaini who has healed miraculously spoke to Al Arabiya English about the incident saying the discussions with other Arab students started “around Saudi Arabia voting for the World Cup 2026, and I was making my point when the other side were saying offensive words against Saudi Arabia.”


He added he left with other friends and was not expecting the “attacker” to follow him and assault him leaving him in the street as shown by CCTV camera.

The Saudi student who is in his final year in economic added that “The case is still in court, and the embassy appointed a lawyer to follow on, the first hearing happened without my attendance as I was still in hospital, while the second hearing is due soon and I will be attending, hoping the offender will be penalized and be sentenced to jail.”

Muzaini said since the incident, his father was by his bedside and he is still with him in Washington where both celebrated Eid al-Adha.

The Saudi student praised the Kingdom’s Embassy and its attaché in Washington for their swift response and continuous follow-up.

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