A reported member of the militant group Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), has threatened that the group will “ruin” the Kaaba after capturing Saudi Arabia because “people worship a stone instead of Allah.”
The remark has reportedly came from an ISIS member Abu Turab Al Mugaddasi who has written in a Tweet message, “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.”
The group has indicated that they will take control of Kaaba after going to Saudi Arabia’s Aruss region via the Anbar deers.
ISIS has 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,” the terrori group said in a statement on Tuesday.
In the meantime, reports suggest that the Twitter account which sent the orginal message, has been suspended. Therefore, the authenticity of the account as belonging to an ISIS member has not been verified.
Kaaba is Islam’s most holy site and if indeed the statement is from an ISIS member, it’s a shocking one even for them, considering that ISIS has been attempting to increase recruitment from Muslims worldwide by declaring the restoration of an Islamic Caliphate.