“Reward from Allah”
The critic of the Saudi Arabian royal family was murdered in Istanbul in 2018 under mysterious circumstances. The Saudi ruling family denies involvement. Now the journalist’s son forgives the murderers.
- Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in Istanbul in 2018.
- Behind it is assumed the de facto ruler of the arch-conservative kingdom, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
- The family now forgives the murderers.
The family of the killed Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi forgives his murderers. “If a person forgives and reconciles, he gets his reward from Allah,” tweeted Khashoggi’s son Salah. “That is why we, the sons of the martyr Jamal Khashoggi, announce that we will pardon those who killed our father.”
Khashoggi was murdered in the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on October 2, 2018 (20 minutes reported). Khashoggi, who lived in the United States, was a harsh critic of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is de facto the ruler of the arch-conservative kingdom.
«Fair to us»
According to the Turkish account, the murder was ordered from the highest place in the kingdom. The US intelligence agency CIA and some western governments were also convinced that the crown prince himself ordered the murder. The royal family denied having been involved in the case and spoke of an accident that the culprits would be punished.
A court in Saudi Arabia sentenced five people to death in the case last December. Salah Khashoggi said that “it was fair to us” and that justice had been achieved.
He never came out of the embassy again
In the fall of 2017, Khashoggi had fled to the United States because of fears of being arrested for his work. The government had already shut him up.
He wanted to pick up his divorce papers in Istanbul – his fiancee was waiting for him outside the Saudi embassy, but to no avail.