Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – The Speaker of the Saudi Shura Council, Sheikh Abdullah bin Muhammad Al Sheikh, sparked a state of interaction through social networks, after a video of his intervention was transmitted to comment on what was mentioned by the Speaker of the Jordanian Parliament, Ahmed Al-Safadi, on the sidelines of a conference The Arab Parliamentary Union meeting in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, on Saturday.
In his speech during the opening of the conference, the Speaker of the Jordanian Parliament recited a verse from the Qur’an saying: “My Lord, make this a safe country and provide its people with fruits,” which he used when referring to Iraq.
Later, the head of the Saudi Shura Council said, explaining that the verse that was repeated by the head of the Jordanian parliament, “what is meant by the country is Makkah al-Mukarramah,” is in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
And Al-Sheikh relied on other verses from Surat Al-Baqarah and Surat Ibrahim, “all of which are intended for Makkah,” indicating that he wanted, with his intervention, “only for clarification.”
The statements of the head of the Saudi Shura Council generated a wave of comments on Twitter. Some of the tweeters described what happened as an “embarrassing situation” for the Speaker of the Jordanian Parliament, while others said that he wanted to use it metaphorically when referring to Iraq.