The man who is making this statement is the same Iraqi Shia leader who heads an armed Shia militia numbering in the tens of thousands. He is the same guy who openly engaged the US military in 2006 or so and damn near started a civil war. It was the ISIS mosque attack in Yemen that unleashed the total chaos now underway in Yemen. This attack is going to cause the Shia Muslims living in Eastern Saudi Arabia to respond. Saudi Arabia has some 15 percent of its population of the Shia Muslim sect. This is more than enough to cause the House of Saud to feel threatened and respond even more harshly than they have up to date. The Shia living in Saudi Arabia will be further radicalized and more likely to take direct action against the Sunni majority. A civil war inside of Saudi Arabia is no longer a fantasy given the mosque attack.
Moqtada Sadr’s statement came after a suicide bomber blew himself at Qatif Shiite mosque in the East of Saudi Arabia during Friday prayers.
The senior Iraqi cleric said some parts of the Saudi government could have been engaged in masterminding or staging the Friday terrorist attack, and warned that in case of a similar incident in Saudi Arabia, unrest will break out in that country and there will be an Arab Spring.
“What happened against the Shiites in Qatif was not for the first time and I do not think that it was the last time either, specially when considering that the Saudi regime does not prevent the extremists from carrying out such terrorist actions,” he added.
Local residents said the explosion killed and wounded at least 30 people.
The blast took place at the Imam Ali mosque in the town of al-Qadeeh, in al-Qatif province. One witness said there were at least 30 casualties in the attack, where more than 150 people were praying.