The constant and misleading argument that some Western government, or some Western military presence invited by Saudi initiates are somehow the creation of al-Qaeda or Daesh/Islamic state is not only flawed but dangerous. It leads right into the hands of the kind of propaganda that jihad flourish on. That’s the argument they use for recruitment. But Jihad started with prophet Mohammed and has nothing to do with neither America, Israel, Europe, United Kingdom or anyone else. It’s 1,400 years old.
Kuwaiti Writer Ahmad Sarraf: We Refuse to Acknowledge Our Crimes; ISIS Has Always Been Here
In a recent TV interview, Kuwaiti writer and businessman Ahmad Sarraf said that the West had acknowledged its Colonialist crimes and had made reparations for the crimes of Nazism, and posed the question “whether we, as Arabs and Muslims, are also ready to acknowledge that we had committed atrocities.” “We call these atrocities ‘conquests’ or ‘raids.’ We give them a religious title,” he said. In the Sky News Arabia interview, which aired on January 29, Sarraf further said that while ISIS is “a new name on the scene, there have been dozens or hundreds of Islamic movements… All these groups were considered to be the ISIS of their times.” He said that while he has “no sympathy whatsoever” for the Iranian regime, he did not think that the danger today lies in Shiite terrorism. “We have Sunni terrorism, and the Shiite terrorism is like the icing on the cake,” he said.