Of course. Who else could have done it? Islamic supremacists never, ever take responsibility for any wrongdoing. It’s all always someone else’s fault. Maulana Khalid Saifullah Rahmani could have done some good: he could have examined the Islamic texts and teachings that jihadis use to justify violence and supremacism, and proposed ways to counter the jihadis’ interpretations of them. But we never see that happening. Instead, this:
“Indian Islamic Cleric: ISIS ‘Was Brought Into Being By Jews, Christians, Western Powers, And Islam’s Enemies,'” MEMRI, March 1, 2016:
In recent articles, Maulana Khalid Saifullah Rahmani, an internationally renowned Islamic cleric from India, has argued that the Islamic State (ISIS) was created by Jews, Christians, Western powers, and Islam’s enemies.
A lengthy piece titled “ISIS: You Are such [A Friend] Who Even Leaves Behind The Foe” was published in two parts on two successive Fridays, January 1 and January 8, 2016, in the prominent Urdu-language daily Roznama Inquilab. In it, he argued that ISIS is an offshoot of Al-Qaeda, and adds: “It is clear as day that the U.S. is the power that strengthened Osama bin Laden and created Al-Qaeda.”
The following are excerpts from the article:
“Israel And The Western Powers Are Conspiracy Experts… [But] After A While They Expose Their Own Conspiracies”
“…It is difficult to establish the date of [ISIS’s] formation because no movement comes into being and reaches a position where it can be noticed by all with the stroke of a pen. This is true for ISIS, but it is also well-accepted that it is rooted in Al-Qaeda, which was founded by Osama bin Laden in 1990 [sic; Al-Qaeda was founded in 1988 in Peshawar]. With the help of the U.S and the Western powers, Osama launched jihad in Afghanistan, taking it to the point where a superpower like Russia had no option but to leave…”
“Three things are important and noteworthy about ISIS. Firstly, who brought this blood-shedding movement into being? Secondly, what are its ideologies and activities? Thirdly, what is the position of its views and deeds in light of the Koran and Hadith [traditions of the Prophet Muhammad]?
“The answer to the first question is evident – this movement was brought into being by Jews, Christians, Western powers, and Islam’s enemies… It is clear as day that the U.S. is the power which strengthened Osama bin Laden and created Al-Qaeda, and it also did not keep its help a secret. Instead, it helped [Al-Qaeda] openly because it wanted to disgrace its opponent power, Russia. Therefore, after a secret Pentagon report was published, it was established that the U.S., Britain, France, Israel and other Western governments not only endorsed Al-Qaeda’s type of methodology but also oversaw it. From the belly of that organization, ISIS was gradually born…
“Only a few days ago, a U.S. commander’s statement that they trained ISIS [was reported] in newspapers. IN 2013, Edward Snowden, leaking NSA reports, said that the U.S., Israel, and Britain created ISIS… Snowden further said that Israel trained [ISIS leader] Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi… [It was also reported] in newspapers that some of ISIS’s wounded were treated in Israel. Besides, only the U.S and Israel could provide the modern technology that ISIS is using. The Muslims are so backward in such resources that it cannot be expected from them that they would create such things. Israel and the Western powers are conspiracy experts… but after a while they expose their own conspiracies, and it is not too much to attribute to such cunning people…
“The real work of creating, strengthening, and promoting this fitna [mischief of ISIS] is being carried out by the Western powers, especially Israel. Also, it is Israel and Syria that are benefiting the most from the rise of ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Apparently, its end result would be this: that Iraq and Syria will be divided into small pieces so that there could be no Arab neighbor to even raise its eyes towards Israel.”…
Rahmani then goes on to liken the Islamic State to the Khawarij, an ancient Islamic group that considered all other Muslims to be heretics and apostates. He concludes:
“The third question is about the Islamic teachings regarding ISIS’s activities. This needs to be clearly explained. The first and basic ideology of ISIS, according to them, is: Anyone who abandons any practice of Islam or commits a sin is no longer a Muslim and becomes an infidel. This is totally wrong…
This claim is contradicted by the fact that the Islamic State amputates the hands of thieves. If it actually believed that anyone who commits a sin has become an Infidel, it would kill the thieves instead, since there is in Islam a death penalty for apostasy.
“ISIS’s second basic concept is that the killing of those who are deprived of faith and are infidel is allowed, and that their property is Halal, and that even enslaving their women is allowed. This is a very wrong concept; it is a conspiracy to defame and disgrace Muslims. The Koran calls for jihad only against those who are fighting with Muslims; there too there are limits that should not be crossed.
“Therefore, Allah says: Fight in the path of Allah with them who fight against you, and do not transgress, because Allah does not like the transgressors (Chapter Al-Baqrah, Verse 190)…”
The Qur’an doesn’t allow only for defensive warfare, but also offensive warfare to establish the hegemony of Islam and the Sharia (cf. 8:39, 9:29). And the idea that enslaving the women of Infidels is a “wrong concept” is contradicted by Qur’an 4:3, 4:24, 23:1-6, 33:50, and 70:30, which make it clear that Muslim men can have sexual relations with the “captives of the right hand,” and that those are Infidel women captured and enslaved as spoils of war.