Saudi Arabia’s king Salman bin Abd al-Aziz ordered the dismissal of the author that went beyond accepted in the Kingdom of the standards of flattery addressed to the monarch.
The material published in the newspaper «al Jazeera» journalist Ramadan al-ANSI called the king «a tough judge» and «merciful». These titles are traditionally used only to describe Allah.
In accordance with the law of the Shariah applicable in the Kingdom, the author has committed blasphemy. This crime is punishable by death. The newspaper had to apologize
«Words that were used by the author to describe the Custodian of the two Holy sites of Islam, is unacceptable, despite the fact that Allah has laid upon His Majesty of the duty to serve the Holy places of Islam, the homeland and the people,» — said in a statement.
According to media reports, the monarch was saddened by the publication. The information Minister of the Kingdom of Awad bin Salah al-Awad said that measures will be taken against the publication.