Baghdad: Militants of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant have threatened that that they will “ruin” the Kaaba after capturing Saudi Arabia because “people worship a stone instead of Allah.”
The terror group indicated that they would go to Saudi Arabia’s Arur region via the Anbar deserts and take the control of Kaba to demolish the holy place. ISIL member Abu Turab Al Mugaddasi wrote on microblogging site Twitter that they would destroy the Kaaba in Mecca and kill those pilgrims who worship a stone. “If Allah wills, we will kill those who worship stones in Mecca and destroy the Kaaba. People go to Mecca to touch the stones, not for Allah,” he wrote.
The terrorists also threatened to assassinate the Shia leader Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani.
“At present, the Shiite religious leader in Iraq is a person named Ali Sistani who is a remnant of Safavid generation. We warn all Shiites that Sistani should leave Iraq, otherwise, we will kill him,” ISIL said in a statement on Tuesday.
One of the security officials in Iraq’s Southern city of Najaf, where Ayatollah Sistani lives, told Adyan news that security measures have intensified outside the Shia leader’s home, and said, “People should be confident that the dirty hands of Wahhabists will never reach our Great religious leader.”