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MIDEAST ON FIRE: ISIS jihad suicide bomber murders one at Shi’ite mosque in Saudi Arabia

The Saudis have spent billions to spread their understanding of Islam around the world. Now they are paying the price, since the idea of the caliphate that they have so energetically propagated is now challenging the legitimacy of their own state, and bringing the Sunni-Shi’te jihad within its borders.

FILE- In this Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 file photo released by the Saudi Press Agency SPA, Saudi security forces check the damaged mosque inside a police compound after a suicide bombing attack,  in the city of Abha, the provincial capital of Asir, Saudi Arabia. The Islamic State group is extending its reach in Saudi Arabia, expanding the scope of its attacks and drawing in new recruits with its radical ideology. Its determination to bring down the U.S.-allied royal family has raised concerns it could threaten the annual Muslim hajj pilgrimage later this month.  (Saudi Press Agency via AP, File)

“Islamic State attack on Saudi mosque kills one: ministry,”

Militant group Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing on Monday that killed a worshipper and wounded several others at a Shi’ite mosque in Najan [sic] in southern Saudi Arabia.

The attack targeted the “rejectionist Ismailis” said a statement carried by the group posted on Twitter, referring to the Ismaili Shi’ite sect who are a minority in Saudi Arabia.

The kingdom has been hit by a spate of deadly shooting and bomb attacks, many of them laid at the door of Islamic State. The militant


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