Muslim pilgrims have to wear electronic bracelets made by a British security firm while performing the annual Hajj.

G4S security company has reportedly concluded a deal with the government of Saudi Arabia to make and distribute electronic bracelets on millions of pilgrims as a new security measure meant to ‘provide care and identify people’.

The bracelets, which are resistant and connected to a GPS system, will contain personal and medical information that can be accessed by security and services bodies via a smartphone.

The deal has been harshly criticized across the Islamic World as the British security group maintains close cooperation with the Israeli spy agencies.

Saudi authorities are tightening security measures after a tragic stampede killed at least 2,236 pilgrims last year.

In addition to the electronic bracelets, more than 800 surveillance cameras have been also installed at the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca.

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gunselicoskuner
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gunselicoskuner

Laurence of arabia con …

Ali Khimani
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Ali Khimani

Here comes the reality

Henrik Hedda Wallin
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Henrik Hedda Wallin

G4S – Also known for the Orlando Shooting.

I would STRONGLY suggest to not go there.

Antrax Sari
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Antrax Sari

@G4S could not handle #London #olympics very well. I hope they’ll do better in avoiding pilgrims stampedes.

Miguel
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Miguel

that’s the same company that assists Israeli prisons and the west bank occupation

pony
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pony

death to the filthy Saudi scum!! this is an occupation of Mecca, they need to be removed by force , this is beyond disgusting , they have NO RIGHT to do this