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Islamic State tells supporters to target Westerners, oil pipelines in Saudi Arabia

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An Islamic State spokesman called on the militant group's supporters to target Westerners, oil pipelines and economic infrastructure in Saudi Arabia.

"Targets are plenty ... Start by hitting and destroying oil pipelines, factories and facilities which are the source (of income) of the tyrant government," the spokesman, Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, said in a recorded speech on the militant group's official telegram channel.

He said the kingdom had supported normalization with Israel by opening its airspace for Israeli flights to neighboring Gulf states.

The threats surfaced as Bahrain has followed the United Arab Emirates in agreeing last month to normalize ties with Israel.

Saudi Arabia, which has Islam's holiest sites and is the world's largest oil exporter, has stressed the need to step up efforts to reach a lasting and sustainable peace agreement among the Palestinians and the Israelis.

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But just yesterday several posters were proudly claiming that ISIS had been eliminated as one of the great achievements of the current administration. What gives?

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The American push to make Saudi recognize the Zion terrorist state of Israel will lead to millions of young Saudis becoming radicalized and perfect recruits for both IS and Al-Quida.

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the Zion terrorist state of Israel

Wow! I wonder if WWIII will start in the Middle East, or East Asia...

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Has the Islamic State been revived? Is Cairo the new base?

The way the militants spoke is as threatening as before. Beware..!

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The Islamic state never went away, it's just their self-declared caliphate lands were liberated. Isis is an ideology, so some douche in the Whitehouse telling you the war is won couldn't be more wrong.

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Has the Islamic State been revived? Is Cairo the new base?

The way the militants spoke is as threatening as before. Beware..!

The Islamic State as a territorial entity has been defeated. The ideology of ISIS of course never went away and will not go away as long as fundamentalist islam exists. And no, Egypt is not its new base, and will not be as long as Al Sisi is in power. If Egypt gets another Muslim Brotherhood activist like Morsi, all bets are off.

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Islamic State has a Big Mouth, but no state, just a presence on the web, and a state of mind, and a state of terror for those within it and without.

Whoever tweets such pronouncements is responsible for inciting unstable people to do unspeakable things.

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