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Rabat- A man committed suicide Friday by jumping from the third floor inside the Great Mosque of Mecca, just meters away from the Kaaba, Islam’s holy site.The site’s camera footage captured the man throwing himself off the third floor of the mosque, called Masjid al-Haram in Arabic, and fell to the worshipping crowds.WARNING: DISTURBING FOOTAGEMan commits suicide inside the Grand Mosque of Mecca housing the Kaaba, Islam’s holiest site, by jumping from the third floor pic.twitter.com/wzIdJ8jdL3— DAILY SABAH (@DailySabah) June 9, 2018The disturbing video circulated Saturday on social media networks, garnering reactions of shock and disbelief since the suicide, which is a sin in Islam, occured in the holiest Islamic site during the Umrah pilgrimage of Ramadan. Saudi authorities said that the man was a 26-year-old Muslim convert of French origin. Authorities are investigating the motives behind the man’s suicide.The incident was not the first of its kind. In 2017, a Saudi man attempted to set himself on fire in front of the Kaaba before security forces intervened. read more

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