Saudi Arabia Pretending to Be ISIS Terrorism’s Victim: Analyst
Saudi Arabia along with Turkey, Israel and the US created ISIS as a “propaganda weapon” against Islam and a “paramilitary force” to destabilize the Middle East, author and Islamic scholar in Madison Kevin Barrett told Press TV.
“The rulers of Saudi Arabia have actually helped foster the creation of ISIS and this whole tendency of extremist ultra-Salafist or Wahhabist kinds of terrorism. In fact ISIS was created as really a weapon against the government of Syria and the government of Iraq,” he stated.
The analyst added that the “biggest source of funding” for the Wahhabist terrorism exemplified by ISIS is in fact Saudi Arabia.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Barrett said attacking the Mosque of the Holy Prophet in Medina at the end of Ramadan was completely an “anti-Islamic act.”
The people who are carrying out these attacks are “psychotic,” he said, adding that they are reacting to the “breakdown of values” in the modern world and the Saudi royal family is complicit in it.
“Although the royal family is not at the same level as these absolutely nihilistic and psychotic terrorists who are acting in such completely un-Islamic ways, yet they have paved the way for this,” he said.
Jihad Mouracadeh, a Middle East expert in Beirut, said the ISIS terrorist group is the enemy of the entire world and all countries should be worried about the recent bombings.
“I think the whole world has to worry about it because if you look at the recent blasts from Lebanon to Istanbul, to Bangladesh, to Indonesia, to Saudi Arabia and those who were arrested in Kuwait, it is all over the world, so it is not only Saudi Arabia who has to worry about it,” he stated.
He said Saudi Arabia is not behind the “creation of ISIS,” adding that it is “incorrect to say the Saudis are promoting this kind of philosophy.”
Mouracadeh added that ISIS as a “geographical entity” was diminishing very quickly due to its recent losses in Syria and Iraq and its Plan B was to wreak havoc wherever it could.
ISIS and other violent Takfiri groups follow an extremist branch of the Wahhabi ideology which is preached and promoted in Saudi Arabia.
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