Makkah Seizure: Juhayman al- Otaibi was a former army man who later turned into a religious extremist and attacked the holiest site of Islam, Masjid-Al-Haram and led to its seizure in 1979 as a protest against Saudi Monarchy and the house of Saud.
This was the biggest catastrophe that happened on November 20, 1979, when a group of 300 or 400 men seized the grand mosque under the leadership of Juhayman al- Otaibi which lasted for two weeks until the security forces took a strict action.
Fake Mahdi: Juhayman al- Otaibi took control of the microphones at the front of the mosque, announcing that his brother-in-law was the Mahdi. According to Islamic theology, Imam Mahdi will save Islam and the world after an apocalyptic battle
Juhayman al- Otaibi was also the one who attacked the Wahab-ul-Ulma group for falling the protest against policies and according to his belief they were Islam betrayals and he also accused them of accepting the rules of the corrupt ruler in return for wealth and honor.
He was arrested and executed: Security forces captured Juhayman al- Otaibi, along with several of his confederates, and paraded them in front of Saudi media before most of them were beheaded. Some of the rebels who survived their sentences went on to join al Qaeda.
Juhayman al- Otaibi was arrested and accused of his deeds and on January 9, 1980, he was executed in the public.
His son is a colonel in the Suadi Army: Now the time has taken a new turn when Juhayman al- Otaibi’s son Hathal bn Juhayman al Otaibi dominated his father fundamental legacy and is recently honored and promoted to the position of Colonel in Saudi Arabian National Guard.
The news of his promotion widely spread and the people of Saudi Arabia are sharing the news of his promotion saying that this is only possible in a moderate and just country.
He was only 1-year-old when the incident took place: Juhayman al- Otaibi was the leader of a terrorist group who originated extremism in the country and his son is honored to become a vital part of the security services. I admire the Saudi Army for this impartial and justified decision and culture.
Hathal bin Juhayman al Otaibi was just one-year-old at the time when his father attacked the Holy site. One of the Twitter users said that he had been the son of some other country and they had got rid of him.
Source: Al Arabiya