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Saudi Arabia attack: Islamic State claims Shia mosque bombing
BBC ^ | 5-22-2015 | BBC

Posted on 05/22/2015 9:25:52 AM PDT by tcrlaf

The Islamic State (IS) group says it was behind a suicide bombing on a Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia that killed at least 10 people.

The attack in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province is the first to be claimed by the Saudi branch of IS, which was formally established last November.

The claim was posted on Twitter with an image of the bomber by an account that is a reliable source on the group.

IS has previously threatened to attack Shia Muslims in Saudi Arabia.

Witnesses reported a huge blast at the Imam Ali mosque in the village of al-Qadeeh, in Qatif governorate during Friday prayers.

A doctor at the hospital told the BBC that at least 10 people were killed and about 70 injured, "some very critically".

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: arabia; bombing; border; goodfence; isis; islamicstate; moat; mosque; mosquebombing; saudi; saudiarabia; saudiarabla; shia; shiamosque; shiamuslims; wall
Per the Wall Street Journal's Twitter "ISIS of Saudi" is taking credit for this attack.
1 posted on 05/22/2015 9:25:52 AM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

Dear Saudi Arabia,

You paid for these loons, you clean up your own mess.

Sincerely,
America


2 posted on 05/22/2015 9:33:42 AM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: tcrlaf

Obama can boast this ‘will have my name on it’, too.

Thanks. /s


3 posted on 05/22/2015 9:45:10 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: tcrlaf

Not the first incident in that town. There was a shootout between police and gunmen in March. It’s not in the boonies. It’s right in the heart of the Eastern Province, right by Aramco facilities in Dhahran, Abqaiq and Ras Tanura.


4 posted on 05/22/2015 9:45:24 AM PDT by Kozak (Walker / Cruz 2016 or Cruz/ Walker 2016 Either one is good...)
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To: kingu

Yeah, I’ve been waiting for this.

The Saudis thought there were too rich and powerful to avoid the dogs of ISIS? Think again.

Now. Now we see what Saudi Arabia will do. I’m willing to bet the farm they won’t respond in some pansy-Obama style of appeasement.


5 posted on 05/22/2015 9:49:12 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (With Great Freedom comes Great Responsibility.)
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To: kingu

Don’t forget who’s paid for and continues to fund Obama.


6 posted on 05/22/2015 9:49:49 AM PDT by fivecatsandadog ("Islam is Islam. There are no modifiers. It's a political movement masquerading as a religion.")
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To: tcrlaf
IS in Saudi Arabia?

Saudi Arabia building high-tech fence to secure border with Iraq to keep IS out

Too late?
7 posted on 05/22/2015 9:50:33 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Responsibility2nd
Saudi Arabia posts job ad for 8 new executioners.

I'm guessing ISIS Lives Don't Matter.

8 posted on 05/22/2015 9:54:14 AM PDT by McGruff (What did Hillary know and when did she know it?)
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To: tcrlaf; All

Conflicting reports from different news agancies now that the death toll has risen to 20-30.

Curiously, CNN has yet to mention this, despite the news being several hours old now!!


9 posted on 05/22/2015 9:54:25 AM PDT by tcrlaf (They told me it could never happen in America. And then it did....)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Saudi Arabia thought they'd benefit from the ouster of Assad and the void created in that region?

I don't know why we're on the same side as those radical islamist globalist control freaks when they're conspiring against leaders who defended Christians and other minorities. We're STILL arming them!

10 posted on 05/22/2015 9:57:04 AM PDT by grania
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To: kingu

That’s exactly right. The Soddies earned some grief fair and square since they’ve been using Yemen and the east as dumping grounds for their undesirables for half a century or more. And I’ve said for decades that the Soddy royals are going to get their throats cut by the same people they’ve been paying to stay quiet for the same half century. I guess it’ll be fair when the new swordsmen they’re trying to hire turn out to be the same ones who carry out the sentences on the Royals.

The degree of corruption thru the ME cannot stand for long and we have to guard that it doesn’t creep in here——in spite of the dimokrats. A summary trial, based on the 10th Amendment, on the steps of SCOTUS, would be a good start to keeping our own gummint honest.


11 posted on 05/22/2015 10:10:25 AM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: kingu

Saudi paid for them, we armed them.


12 posted on 05/22/2015 10:11:27 AM PDT by Tea Party Terrorist (Why work for a living when you can vote for a living?)
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To: tcrlaf

The Saudis have always relied on surrogate armies to defend them. Now with Obama in office, who will the Saudis turn too?
Will they actually fight their own war? On two fronts?

I’m betting the Russians will end up stepping in and saving the arab world from ISIS at least. Iran is another story.


13 posted on 05/22/2015 10:33:07 AM PDT by Cyclops08
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Looks like the real threat has emerged. Now its time to worry. Also you better fill up your gas tanks.
14 posted on 05/22/2015 10:44:08 AM PDT by mulder1 ("Nec refert, quod acumen, qui luctatur arena eius")
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To: tcrlaf

Saudi chickens coming home to roost?


15 posted on 05/22/2015 10:45:42 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: kingu

>>Dear Saudi Arabia,
You paid for these loons, you clean up your own mess.
Sincerely,
America<<

Post of the freakin year....I second that motion.


16 posted on 05/22/2015 11:08:55 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: Cyclops08
the Russians will end up stepping in and saving the arab world from ISIS at least

.....and handing the arab world to the tender mercies of the Shi'ite Persians in Iran.

17 posted on 05/22/2015 12:21:01 PM PDT by expat2
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To: tcrlaf

Let the Middle East take care of its own turf. It is nothing but trouble and frankly we helped in creating that turmoil.

We gave them a chance with trillions of our dollars and thousands of our lives and it didn’t work out. If you asked many Iraqis today they’d probably say they were better off with a secular dictator than anarchy by radical Muslims where no one is safe over the last 12 years. There were no radical Muslims under Saddam or they’d be executed. Christians were safe in Iraq too. The USA would definitely be much better off, and I’m tired of apologists saying we got rid of Saddam and multiple dictators when they were replaced with anarchy and worse. All of these fiasco’s had big costs, ask the gold star mothers and wives. The incompetent neocons and interventionists need sent packing far away from the halls of power..

We have more than enough work to do in America. My choice would be to end the billions in aid we send to the ME and start spending it to put the USA first.

We made a huge mistake, now cut our losses and seal our borders and rebuild America for Americans. I’m sick of hearing McCain and others saying we need to do more. We need to wash our hands.


18 posted on 05/22/2015 1:05:04 PM PDT by apoliticalone (Free speech and the 1st A is dead when it becomes illegal to criticize illegals or any others.)
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To: tcrlaf

Well since the muzzies all use the mosques as armed weapons camps and staging areas, bombing them seems okay to me. Ain’t that what you do to the enemy’s ammo dumps?


19 posted on 05/22/2015 1:12:09 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (It is about THE CROSS. It has always been and always will be about the CROSS!!!)
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To: tcrlaf

Didnt Obama warn/threaten Saudi a few days ago?


20 posted on 05/22/2015 3:33:40 PM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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