Saudi Arabia is on high alert this October, after the Islamic State issued threats to disrupt Muslims making the pilgrimage to Mecca.
Saudi officials have reported the Islamic State has recruited hundreds of militants to fight in Saudi Arabia in the name of the I.S.
Between October 5th thru October 15th, Muslims will make their pilgrimage to the holy Islamic city of Mecca; this is the act of “Hajj” (Pilgrimage), one of the five pillars of Islam.
Members of the Islamic State have issued statements of condemnation to all Muslims who perform this act of alleged idolatry. The members have gone as far as issuing a threat to destroy Kaaba in Mecca.