A week ago, Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz told ambassadors that their governments need to take the threat of terrorism very seriously, otherwise their countries would be targeted next. The king’s warning comes after two important messages mainly targeted at Saudis. On Aug. 1, he sent a clear message denouncing terrorism, in what was taken by many as a warning to Saudis who encourage or join terrorist organizations.
The Saudi government knows that it cannot combat terrorism alone. It has been insisting on the need for collective action against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and its ilkAbdullah Hamidaddin