Saudi police arrested a Russian student for trying to set a local wedding hall on fire on the grounds music must be banned in the Muslim country, a newspaper reported on Sunday.
The unnamed student, who studies at a charity institute in Makkah next to the wedding hall, hurled a Molotov cocktail bomb towards the hall while it was packed with guests attending a wedding on Thursday night, 'Sabq' Arabic language daily said.
Part of the hall caught fire, causing panic among the guests and ran out of the building, the paper said.
“Police arrested the student who told them that he had always been annoyed by their music,” it said. “He also said that music is banned in Islam and must be stopped in the land of the two holy mosques.”