‘Your Turn Will Come Soon’: IS’s Message to Saudi Arabia


After the terrorists attack at the Iranian parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini’s mausoleum in Tehran on Wednesday, where suicide bombers and gunmen killed atleast 17 people and scores of people were also wounded. Islamic State claimed responsibility for those terror attacks and now has sent a threatening video telling Saudi Arabia that they are there next targets.

In a video that appeared to have been recorded before the attack on Tehran, five masked fighters were shown threatening Shi’ites in Iran as well as the Saudi Arabian government saying their turn “will come”.”Allah permitting, this brigade will be the first of jihad in Iran, and we ask our brothers, the Muslims, to follow us, as the fire that was ignited will not be put out, Allah permitting,” one of the masked fighters said, according to SITE.

At the end of the video, they have the message for Saudi government which reads as:-

“Know that after Iran, your turn will come. By Allah, we will strike you in your own homes… We are the agents of nobody. We obey Allah and His Messenger, and we are fighting for the sake of this religion, not for the sake of Iran or the Arabian Peninsula.”

IS, which controls territory in Syria and Iraq, had carried on attacks on Saudi security forces as well as deadly bombings and shootings that target the kingdom’s Shias in the past.

Iranian authorities said five of the attackers were Iranian nationals recruited by IS, while Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards Corps blamed the assault on regional rival Saudi Arabia and has threatened revenge. Sunni Saudi Arabia denied any involvement in the attacks.

On Friday, the US embassy in Saudi Arabia issued a security notice to US citizens recommending that they “exercise caution in places frequented by foreigners due to the continuing risk of terrorist attacks… across the Kingdom.”