01 July 2014: Just when you think you understand what ISIS is up to (based upon their proclaimed jihadist ideology), they make another press release that has the effect of turning everything you thought you knew about their objectives upside down and inside out. This is exactly what has occurred today.
ISIS has just announced that their battle plan is to destroy the Kaaba in Mecca. Why? Isn't the Kaaba central to Islamic practices, the heart of the Islam itself? Apparently not so according to Islamic purists like ISIS and Al Qaeda. That rock, the Hajar al-Aswad or Holy Black Stone, is located within a metallic shroud on a corner of the Kaaba in Mecca (seen in the image above) is what they consider to be the centerpiece of idolatrous worship. The stone is a black meteorite, and an icon they want to destroy as soon as possible, as soon as their new Islamic Caliphate conquers Saudi Arabia. The Kaaba and the black rock pre-date the establishment of Islam, they were both were part of the pagan religion in Arabia prior to the establishment of Islam.