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Saudi Bombings Raise Security Concerns Ahead of Annual Pilgrimage

This week’s suicide attack on a revered holy site in Saudi Arabia has shocked Muslims—Sunni and Shia—across the globe.  It has also raised questions about the Kingdom’s ability to protect pilgrims in the upcoming Hajj, which begins in early September.  Four security officers were killed and five wounded in a suicide bombing Monday just steps away from the burial site of the Prophet Mohammed in the city of Medina.  It was one of three attacks across the Saudi kingdom in a...

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