Islamic State’s Saudi branch calls for clearing Arabian Peninsula of Shi’ites

Shiite pilgrims reach out to touch the tomb of Imam Al Abbas located inside the Imam Al Abbas shrine in the holy city of Kerbala. Reuters

Saudi Arabia’s branch of militant group Islamic State has said it wants to clear the Arabian Peninsula of Shi’ite Muslims and urged young men in the kingdom to join its cause, the U.S.-based SITE monitoring center has reported.

Islamic State claimed two suicide bombings carried out on May 22 and May 29 on Shi’ite mosques in eastern Saudi Arabia, where the bulk of the Saudi Arabia’s Shi’ite minority lives. The attacks killed 25 people.

In the 13-minute-long recording, the speaker said Islamic State had ordered its followers everywhere to “kill enemies of Islam, especially Shi’ites”, according to SITE.

“What then if they live with their disbelief in the Peninsula of Mohammad,” SITE quoted the speaker as saying, referring to the Arabian Peninsula, birthplace of Islam and where Saudi Arabia is located…

As we know well, veneration at tombs is verboten to Islamic State.

  • Maggat

    The last bomber was a piker, only managed to kill four people. Things are getting interesting, I am looking fwd to the situation in Saudi Arabia heating up and just how O’bumbler will handle it. Need popcorn and beer.

  • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

    The Sunnis would label the Shiites heretics and mark them for the death for what’s going on in the photo when at the same time the Sunnis climb over each other on hajj to try and touch the black stone.

    Islam is its own mental illness.

  • canminuteman

    The Shiites who get kicked out of sunni areas and the sunnis who get kicked out of Shiite areas will all end up and refugees in the west. Hilarity will ensue!

  • just a thought
  • Get the hell out of the way and let the Muslim killing of other Muslims begin.