Reporter Beaten for Asking About Cleric US Ban

A companion of famous Saudi cleric Ayedh al-Qarnee hit a reporter who asked the cleric why he was denied entry to the United States, al-Watan reported today. The newspaper said that its reporter Abdulmohsen al-Faran was pushed to the ground by the cleric’s companion who rudely told the reporter: “Move along. America, what America.” Sheikh al-Qarnee has later called the reporter to apologize, the newspaper said.