WW3 ALERT: Saudi-Iran tensions rise after gun attack on Saudi cleric in Philippines
“Iran does not want anyone to compete with it over the Philippines. It wants to frighten other clerics so it could Shi’itize the Philippine people.”
The Saudi preacher Sheikh Aed al Qarni was severely injured in a shooting attack Tuesday afternoon during a lecture he had delivered in a religious center in the Philippines.
According to Saudi reports, the lecture took place in an Islamic religious center regarded as a stronghold of Shi’ites in the Philippines, while hundreds of clerics were present at the auditorium listening to the Sheikh.
Philippine authorities announced the killing of the gunman who carried out the attack.
Another Saudi cleric, Abdel Rahman Nassar, accused Iran of attempting to assassinate al Qarn. Nassar tweeted: “Iran does not want anyone to compete with it over
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