Source: Business Insider
Saudi agents tried to kidnap a social-media star and regime critic on US soil, The Daily Beast reported . The plot was only foiled when the FBI caught them just as their plane arrived into LAX, the Beast said. The critic, 27-year-old Abdulrahman Almutairi, used social media to criticize Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the brutal murder of the Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Almutairi joins a growing list of Saudi dissidents targeted by the regime. Carrying out such a mission on US soil would mark a new level of Saudi brazenness. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Agents of the Saudi government tried to kidnap a young social-media influencer and regime critic on US soil, The Daily Beast reported, cited multiple sources familiar with the episode. The critic, 27-year-old Abdulrahman Almutairi, lives in California and used social media to criticize the Saudi government and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi , a Washington Post columnist assassinated by the Saudi government.