Saudi Arabia arrests 431 suspected Islamic State militants accused of plotting attacks on mosques, officials say

The Saudi interior ministry on Saturday said it arrested 431 suspects, who hail from nine different nationalities, linked to the hardline Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group, Al Arabiya News Channel reported.

The ministry also said it arrested 144 others for “supporting ISIS cells” in Saudi Arabia.

It described some of the cells and their tasks. In one cell, which was made of five members, their tasks was to prep suicide bombers while another five-member cell had the mission to manufacture explosive belts.

  • canminuteman

    I would love to see an all out war in Saudi. They deserve it. About two years ago a huge mosque was built about a mile from me in down town Oshawa. There is no way this was funded by the small illiterate bad taxi driver community here in Oshawa. Dollars to doughnuts it was financed by Saudi as part of their worldwide Islamic colonization plan. We know for a fact that most of the 9//11 bombers were Saudi and that it was funded by Saudi, yet we continue to pretend that they are our friends and allies. It’s not like we even have to pretend we like them for their oil, and they actively undermine our oil industry. The sooner the Saudi monarchy is overthrown and the country falls apart the better.

    • A real possibility. They are not an ally, no Islamic state is.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      The House of Saud resents any challenges to its monopoly on religious fanaticism.

    • EarlyBird

      So when they are found in Saudi Arabia they’re called ISIS supporting cells rather than lone wolves. Probably because there’s no wolf in the desert. I humbly hope that their ratio of free lone wolf to captured lone wolf is at least 5 to 1.

    • DMB

      The sale of Halal products are also used to fund mosques.

  • tom_billesley

    The Saudi king has just had talks with Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal who was visiting Mecca.

  • John

    The Saudis will now learn that blowback is a bitch. they’ve funded jihadists around the world and are now about to get a taste of what they’ve so foolishly been offering up.