"Security forces have foiled a plot to carry out a terror attack on holy sites outside Mecca with the aim of confounding security forces," Interior Ministry spokesman Mansour al-Turki told The Associated Press.
Nearly 3 million pilgrims came to Saudi Arabia for the annual hajj that wound up Friday with a final visit to Mecca after days of performing rituals in the surrounding hills.
"The group was arrested three days before the hajj season," he added, meaning that the men were taken into custody approximately a week earlier.
Clearly, the Saudis need to get out of Saudi Arabia. Let the "why do they hate us" debate begin.
Really, when the jihadis are eager to attack the Saudis, what hope do we have of adjusting our policies to placate them?