In response to media reports that a member of the Saudi Royal Family, Prince Majid bin Abdulaziz, was captured while fighting for the Al-Qaeda terrorist organization in Afghanistan, the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia would like to clarify the following:
- HRH Prince Majid bin Abdulaziz, former Governor of Makkah Province, is 64 years of age and has been in the United States since September 23, 2001 for medical treatment, receiving a partial liver transplant.
- It is therefore impossible for the circumstances stated in the reports to be accurate. Like all true Muslims he regards the activities of Osama bin Ladin and Al-Qaeda as criminal and contrary to the principles of humanity, and the teachings of every faith, in particular that of Islam.
It is obvious the report was a case of mistaken identity.