Kuwait Attack Shows Gulf Vulnerability to Islamic State

By sending a Saudi Arabian suicide bomber to Kuwait and recruiting local members of a stateless underclass to help him attack a Shi'ite Muslim mosque, an Islamic State cell struck at the Gulf Arab monarchy's most potent internal divisions. Relations have traditionally been good between the 70 percent of Kuwait's 1.4 million citizens who are Sunni and the Shi'ites who make up 30 percent, but regional rivalry between Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shi'ite Iran has opened some fissures.

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