Egyptian Minister Repeats Claim That Jews Created ISIS

  • February 6, 2015


An editorial cartoon featured in the Egyptian daily Al-Masry Al-Youm on February 5, 2015, depicts the Jewish menorah as part of the Arabic word for ISIS (Daish).

During a press confess in Cairo welcoming the Mufti of Lebanon on February 5, the Egyptian Minister of Islamic Endowment, Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa, repeated the conspiratorial claim that ISIS not only serves Israeli interests, but that its leader, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, was raised by Jews and Israelis.

When asked about the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)’s barbaric execution of Jordanian pilot Muaz Kasasbeh, Gomaa said, “There were statements made by Israel that ISIS is protection for Israeli national security because it is the sword that will cut and tear apart the region's states. Furthermore, reports that Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi was raised by Jews and Israelis confirm the size of the conspiracy against the region [Islam].”

ADL has previously documented the growth of this con­spir­acy, sug­gest­ing that ISIS was cre­ated by the Jews and Zion­ists to tear Islam apart.