Not sure if this is the right forum for this… but durned if I could determine whether it belonged here or Great Debates. I don’t have a clue as to the answer, though, so it seemed right to put it here. Moderators, correct me if I’m wrong.
Background Info: Recently, two persons blew themselves up in Mecca to avoid being captured by Saudi officials. The Saudi government has stated that these individuals were terrorists, armed Islamic extremists, who apparently intended to carry out terror attacks there.
Question: What would Islamic extremists be doing in Mecca?
I mean, how many Israelis or Westerners does one normally find in Mecca during Ramadan? Precisely who were they planning to attack, and why? Wouldn’t this be considered sacrilege or bad form or something, attacking their fellow Muslims in the Holy City?
Facts? Speculations? Someone help me with the burden of my ignorance, here.