#SUDAN’S PRESIDENT: #CIA AND #MOSSAD ARE BEHIND #ISIS AND #BOKOHARAM….. Sudan’s #President has claimed the CIA, #America’s intelligence agency, and #Israel’s Mossad are behind the #Islamist militant groups Boko Haram and ISIS.
Omar al-Bashir used an #interview with #Euronews to claim there was a connection between the #American and #Israeli intelligence organisations and both extremist groups.
AL-BASHIR TOLD THE BROADCASTER: “I SAID CIA AND THE MOSSAD STAND BEHIND THESE ORGANISATIONS; THERE IS NO MUSLIM WHO WOULD CARRY OUT SUCH ACTS.” He also cautioned against taking violent measures to fight militants, claiming it could lead to an even more severe extremist response. “Our policy has been largely successful, after we arrest these young people we bring a group of young scholars to engage in dialogue with them about their thoughts, and we succeed to bring a lot of them back from their radical ideas,” he added.
His remarks come after the leader of #Lebanon’s #Hezbollah group also claimed the CIA and Israel’s Mossad are behind the extremist group, according to the #AssociatedPress.
In January, Melih Gokcek, the mayor of the Turkish city #Ankara, claimed Mossad was involved in the #CharlieHebdo massacre in #Paris, committed by Islamist militants.
Explaining his "conspiracy theory", he suggested Israel was behind the mass shooting because it wanted to “boost enmity towards Islam”, the #FinancialTimes reports.
The wide-ranging discussion also saw the President challenge a report by Human Rights Watch claiming more than 200 women and girls were raped by Sudanese troops in an assault on the north #Darfur town of Tabit, which the group said happened on 30 October.
He dismissed the report as “a radio news item from Radio Dabanga which is hostile to us,” and “opposition-run and Israeli funded”, Euronews reports.