Even an Islamic State isn’t safe from ISIS.
The Islamic State in question is Saudi Arabia, which does operate under sharia law; exactly what ISIS wants. Heck, the nation is the birthplace of ISIS’ particular brand of Wahhabi-Salafist Sunni Islam.
But even Muslims in a nation that practice sharia law aren’t practicing Islam strict enough for the insane Jihadists among ISIS’ ranks. ISIS has vowed to conquer Mecca, as they view the holy site as a form of idolatry.
Just the other day, ISIS launched one of their first attacks against Saudi Arabia, this one near Mecca. The Blaze Reports:
Saudi Interior Ministry says four security officers killed, five wounded in suicide bombing outside Islamic holy site in Medina.
State-linked Saudi news websites say an explosion has gone off outside one of Islam’s holiest sites in the city of Medina, the same day that two suicide bombers struck different cities in Saudi Arabia.
Sabq news site reported that the explosion took place Monday evening. Other sites showed images of what appeared to be a fire outside one of the buildings overlooking the Prophet’s Mosque. It was not immediately clear if anyone was killed or wounded.
The sprawling mosque where the Prophet Muhammad is buried is visited by millions of Muslims from around the world each year during pilgrimages to Mecca. The area would have been teeming with pilgrims for prayer during the final days of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which ends this week.
The attacks also came just one day after a suicide bomber hit near the U.S. consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, as TheBlaze reported earlier.
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It looks like an Islamic State vs. self-declared Islamic State battle could be escalating. Does this mean we should be rooting for both sides?