Recently, a group of al-Houthi Shia Muslims protested against the Yemeni government. Since Shiites are viewed as kuffar (infidels) by many Sunnis, including al Qaeda militants, there is considerable backlash against them in majority-Sunni areas. The protest began peacefully but was interrupted by an al Qaeda jihadist carrying out a martyrdom operation. Even around other Muslims, it seems mujahideen cannot control their bloodlust.
47 were killed in the explosion. Shortly thereafter, Saudi sheikh and TV host Khalid al-Ghamdi took to Twitter with some rather unsightly images of the victims’ mangled corpses. “Allahu akbar. Enjoy watching,” the sheikh tweeted, accompanying his message with a grisly image.
al-Ghamdi has posted similar things in the past, including images of decapitated Iraqi soldiers with the text, “one of the most beautiful things my eyes have seen.” Many blame him for sectarian violence in the region, but he denies involvement.