Saudi King Warns West Will Be Jihadists’ Next Target


saudi-king-abdullah-bin-abdulaziz-al-saudKing Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has warned that the West will be the next target of the jihadists sweeping through Syria and Iraq, unless there is “rapid” action.

“If we ignore them, I am sure they will reach Europe in a month and America in another month,” he said in remarks quoted on Saturday by Asharq al-Awsat daily and Saudi-backed Al-Arabiya television station.

“Terrorism knows no border and its danger could affect several countries outside the Middle East,” said the king who was speaking at a welcoming ceremony on Friday for new ambassadors, including a new envoy from Saudi ally the United States.

The Islamic State (IS) jihadist group has prompted widespread concern as it advances in both Syria and Iraq, killing hundreds of people, including in gruesome beheadings and mass executions.

Lack of action would be “unacceptable” in the face of the phenomenon, King Abdullah said.

“You see how they (jihadists) carry out beheadings and make children show the severed heads in the street,” he said, condemning the “cruelty” of such acts.

“It is no secret to you, what they have done and what they have yet to do. I ask you to transmit this message to your leaders: ‘Fight terrorism with force, reason and (necessary) speed’.”

Read more at AFP.

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  1. And you, dope, gave $$$ to Gaza!
    Give it to stop the terrorists, not rebuild them!!! Ahhhh, but arab blood is thicker than the rest of the world’s blood!!
    Or, you just paid off the Palestinians to stay out of his land!!

  2. Why is it that this dopey ol’ man, who so quickly forgot how we saved his country when Saddam in sane was poised to swallow it up as he did his neighbor Kuwait, is only concerned with the jihad against the West – he knows he’s next – yet totally oblivious, even in denial, when it comes to the terrorists in Gaza he just gave a half billion dollars to. Perhaps, I guess, the age-old adage “blood is thicker than water” is prevailed in this dumb monarch’s oil glut head. Or, he helped Gaza’s Hamas to keep them out of his land in which case he’s really in denial!

  3. Two things:

    1. The Saudis are notorious for speaking out of both sides of their mouths.

    2. The Saudi society is not exactly the most modern and civilized ones in the world, either.