Conspiracy theories with regards to the Islamic State (ISIS) jihadist group continue to be broadcast on Arab television.
In a clip released last week by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), an Egyptian cleric was seen claiming on local television that ISIS was created by the West itself.
In a newly released clip by MEMRI, Egyptian host Iman Izz Al-Din claims on her Al-Hayat TV show that not only was ISIS created by Israel, the United States and Britain, it actually stands for Israeli Secret Intelligence Service.
While commenting on the Paris terror attacks, Izz Al-Din further claimed that ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi is in fact a Jew called Simon Elliot, who is supported by U.S. Senator John McCain.
“The Israeli Mossad was in charge of producing this entity (ISIS -ed.),” claims Izz Al-Din, who goes on to say that ISIS was created “in order to fragment, divide and weaken other countries, so that Israel will be able to sit in comfortably in the heart of the region.”
She then goes on to make her claim that Al-Baghdadi is a Jew named Simon Elliot who is supported by Senator McCain, and goes on to stress that her claims are not a theory but “the truth that by now has become as clear as day.”
Izz Al-Din is not alone in her argument about ISIS. Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, claimed last year that the United States, Israel and the "wicked" British government were behind ISIS and had created the group "in order to create divisions and use them to fight against the Islamic Republic".