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The following press release was recieved by me:<br><br><br><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;">27/02/03<br><br><br><br>
p r e s s c u t t i n g n/a<br><br><br><br>
Saudi Arabia<br><br><br><br>
Saudi authorities arrest suspect who threw firebomb at<br><br>
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi authorities have arrested a man<br><br>
who threw a Molotov cocktail at a McDonald's restaurant in<br><br>
eastern Saudi Arabia, the daily Al-Watan reported Thursday.<br><br><br><br>
The man, who was not identified, was arrested Tuesday<br><br>
evening, two hours after he threw a plastic bottle filled with a<br><br>
flammable liquid at the restaurant in the city of Dammam, the<br><br>
paper quoted the city's police chief Brig. Abdul Aziz al-Ba'adi<br><br>
as saying.<br><br><br><br>
Prince Mishaal bin Khaled was quoted as saying that the man<br><br>
threw the bottle, which was not lit, into the restaurant and<br><br>
There were no injuries or damages.<br><br><br><br>
Police have launched an investigation into the attack.<br><br><br><br>
In November, a Saudi man threatened a worker at a McDonald's<br><br>
restaurant in Riyadh, the Saudi capital, with a pistol, before<br><br>
setting the restaurant on fire.<br><br><br><br>
He was arrested in January, and Saudi authorities have said<br><br>
he would face trial, although they did not disclose what he was<br><br>
being charged with.<br><br><br><br>
On Feb. 20, a British man was shot and killed in Riyadh in<br><br>
what the U.S. Embassy said was a terrorist act. A Saudi citizen<br><br>
was arrested in connection with the attack.<br><br><br><br>
Anti-American sentiment has been running high in Saudi Arabia<br><br>
because of U.S. President George W. Bush (news - web sites)'s<br><br>
standoff with neighboring Iraq and the perceived U.S. support for<br><br>
Israel against the Palestinians.<br><br><br><br>
Residents of the wealthy kingdom, however, embrace fast food<br><br>
restaurants, malls and other trappings of Western consumer<br><br>
culture that often seem at odds with their conservative Muslim<br><br>
Source: McSpotlight
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