Breitbart: “The continuing flare-ups on Saudi Arabia’s northern border with Iraq have led some to believe that the Islamic State is set on an eventual push towards the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina.”
Islamic State ‘Caliph’ Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi has frequently called for attacks inside Saudi territory, with hopes of the eventual capture of Mecca and Medina. “It is likely [Baghdadi] realizes that no one can claim to be the Islamic State without controlling the holy sites in and around Mecca and Medina and the wealth that comes with them,” writes Newsweek’s William Young.
Not only has the Islamic State frequently prodded the Saudi border, the terror group also sees Lebanon as a target of prime importance.
Opinion: Saudi Arabia’s holy sites: Mecca and Medina
Mecca is the birthplace of Muhammad in a cave 2 miles away. Mecca is the site of Muhammad’s first revelation of the Quran. Mecca is regarded as the holiest city in the religion of Islam and a pilgrimage to it known as the Hajj is obligatory for all able Muslims.
Medina is a city in the Hejaz region of western Saudi Arabia. Medina is the burial place of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, it is the second holiest city in Islam after Mecca, a very sacred place.
The comparison of a sacred holy place can be made of Jerusalem, the most holy site in Judaism. Notice how the world finds it perfectly fine for Arab Palestinians to take Jerusalem as their capital, but no one would dare mention the possibility of a Jew even setting foot on either Mecca and Medina.
Now comes ISIS knocking on the Saudi’s door and according to Bible prophecy, King Abdullah has plenty of reason to worry. If Bakr al Baghdadi can take Saudi Arabia with its crown jewels, Mecca and Medina, his caliphate would be complete and so would his ability to control 40% of the world’s oil supplies.
Ezekiel 38:18 prophesies “Sheba, Dedan (Saudi Arabia), the merchants of Tarshish (Spain), and all their young lions (America and colonies) will say to you, ‘Have you come to take plunder? Have you gathered your army to take booty, to carry away silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods, to take great plunder?” (lion is the symbol for Britain).
At some point the Saudis, Great Britain, and America are bystanders and out of the picture.