In my forthcoming book The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS, I detail 1,400 years of jihad violence worldwide before there was a State of Israel. And what about all the jihad violence happening today all over the world? Yet al-Tayeb will no doubt deceive those who very much want to be deceived.
“Sheikh of Al-Azhar Ahmed Al-Tayeb: People Blame Us for Terrorism, But If Not for Israel, There Would Be No Problem, the Region Would Have Prospered,” MEMRI, January 26, 2018:
Sheikh of Al-Azhar Ahmed Al-Tayeb in a recent TV interview said that “a most devious and malicious plot was hatched to plunge this dagger [i.e., Israel] into the body of the Arab world.” Sheikh Al-Tayeb said that we have recently “had to swallow a dose of poison” manifest in Arab and Muslim infighting, ultimately “[serving] the interests of the well-known [Zionist] entity.” He warned that it would not end with the Al-Aqsa Mosque, but that “they will march on the Kaaba and on the Prophet’s Mosque [in Medina].” The interview with the Sheikh of Al-Azhar aired on Egypt’s Channel 1 on January 26.