Jeddah: Sheikh Abdulaziz Al-Asheikh, Grand Mufti and Chairman of the Senior Scholars’ Commission and Ifta Council, while slamming Daesh (the so called Islamic State) described it as part of the Israeli army.
In a telephone talk with Okaz/Saudi Gazette, Asheikh said that the members of Daesh are doing a great harm to Islam and Muslims.
“They cannot be considered as followers of Islam. Rather, they are an extension of Kharijites, who rose in revolt against the Islamic caliphate for the first time by labeling Muslims as infidels and permitting their bloodletting.”
Referring to a recent threat by Daesh leader against Israel, the grand mufti said: “This threat against Israel is simply a lie. Actually, Daesh is part of the Israeli soldiers.”
Last weekend, Daesh released a taped message from its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, where he threatened to turn Israel into a “graveyard.”
Asheikh also said that the newly formed Islamic Military Alliance will defeat Daesh (the so called IS).