Nabil Na’eem, the founder of the Islamic Democratic Jihad Party and former top al-Qaeda commander, told the Beirut-based pan-Arab TV station al-Maydeen all current al-Qaeda affiliates, including ISIS, work for the CIA.
“What I want to tell you, the efforts of all Islamic countries, Sunni and Shiites, must combine to eradicate these groups because these groups are the claws of colonialism in the region,” Na’eem said.
Na’eem said ISIS, now IS or the Islamic State, is part of the neocon and Israeli “Clean Break” plan to balkanize the Arab and Muslim Middle East.
The conflict is designed to be “an endless war” that “exhausts Saudi resources and its monies, and it exhausts Iran resources and its monies, like what they did during the days of Saddam in Iraq (with Iran).”
The conflict will spread to Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf monarchies by 2016, Na’eem predicted.
In June ISIS said it would attack Saudi Arabia. Hundreds of young Saudis have vowed to wage jihad in their homeland.
“If Allah wills, we will kill those who worship stones in Mecca and destroy the Kaaba. People go to Mecca to touch the stones, not for Allah,” an ISIS member tweeted on June 30.
The Kaaba is a building located at the center of Islam’s most sacred mosque, al-Masjid al-Haram, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
Na’eem said it is inappropriate to characterize IS and other al-Qaeda groups as Muslims. He said they are Takfiri, or unbelievers, who are not religious.
In 2013, after al-Nusra in Syria pledged allegiance to al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, Na’eem said the group works for the CIA.
“I personally believe that the leader of the Nusra Army (Mohammed al-Jawlani), who declared his support for Ayman Al Zawahiri, is a CIA operative,” he said.
He identified al-Zawahiri as a double agent who takes “orders from the Americans.”
See the the al-Maydeen TV interview below. It is conducted in Arabic with subtitles. There is an english transcript here.
For more background information, see our ISIS and the Plan to Balkanize the Middle East.