Monitor Mideast

Iraqi Journalist: The Syrian Government Created ISIS (English Subtitles)

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A self-styled leader of the ‘Mosul uprising’ in Iraq by the name of Ghanem Al-Abed baffled viewers on Qatari state television Al-Jazeera on Tuesday when he claimed that ISIS was an invention by the Syrian government, but that the Islamic State (IS) led by Al Baghdadi are revolutionaries who are part of the Iraqi uprising.

The bizarre debate was held against his opponent, Yazan Mash’aan who asked the confident leader about his plans for Iraq’s future. Al-Abed responded by unleashing a sectarian diatribe. Abed’s comments were then shrugged off by his opponent as nonsensical and deranged.