2004 News Story

Crown Prince praises officers defending religion and country

Deputy Prime Minister and Commander of the National Guard Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdulaziz received in Riyadh today, on the occasion of the advent of the holy month of Ramadan, a number of princes, senior officials, and army personnel. The Crown Prince took the opportunity to praise all officers who are preserving the security and safety of the homeland and defending their religion and their country. The members of the deviant group of terrorists, he said, have defamed the reputation of Islam all over the world; but they and all enemies of the Kingdom will be defeated and the security forces will be victorious. He attested to Saudi Arabia’s staunch adherence to Islam, and pointed out that the Kingdom has been targeted precisely because it represents the heart of Islam and is custodian of the two holy mosques in Makkah and Madinah.