In several of my German articles I have been arguing that an “Islamic State” doesn’t make any sense without the control over the sacred sites of Islam, Mecca and Medina. That is why, so my reasoning, ISIS should not have attacked Al-Assad or the Al-Abadi regime, not to speak of Israel, but the Wahhabite Salafist Saudi Arabian dictatorship. This regime is the real enemy of Islam and bears partly the responsibility for the worldwide spread of its totalitarian ideology. But one should not forget that the US empire did everything possible to further this endeavor. Finally, the IS leadership has declared its political and ideological priorities in an article that was published in the 22nd issue of its mouthpiece “Al-Naba” titled: “Beit Al-Maqdis” ; this name stands for Jerusalem and is also symbolically used for its surroundings.
The article was translated by MEMRI, a media organization founded in 1998 by Yigal Carmon, Colonel in the Military Intelligence Directorate in Israel. The other founding members of MEMRI also served in the Military Intelligence of the IDF. MEMRI has a strong anti-Muslim bias.
I want to draw readers’ attention that this article could be a fabrication. Its main thrust is directed against the Muslim regimes and spares the West and Israel. Be that as it may, whether the article is authentic or a forgery of intelligence agencies, it gives insights into the methods of the war of ideas waged along the massive battles in the Middle East.