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ISIL may turn against Saudi Arabia: Analyst

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A political analyst says the Saudi monarchy is playing with fire by creating and funding the ISIL terrorists, who will eventually turn against authorities in Riyadh.

Kevin Barrett, an author and Islamic studies expert from Madison, said in an interview with Press TV that the ISIL Takfiri militants may bite the hand that feeds them and “would soon turn against Saudi Arabia.”

He added that Saudi Arabia was financing ISIL with “petrodollars” to prop up the “US imperialism interests” and further the “Israeli Zionist agenda” in the troubled Middle East region.

The CIA spy agency along with its regional allies devised plots to create extremist groups such as ISIL after Israel suffered a blistering defeat at the hands of the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah in 2006, the analyst stated.

The remarks come as Hezbollah Secretary General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah recently called on Saudi Arabia to stop the spread of Takfiri ideology in the Middle East.

Barrett also stated that the House of Saud and its Western backers were fueling the extremist ideology of Wahhabism in order to sow sectarian division among Muslims.

Wahhabism, rejecting other Islamic sects and faiths, have always been strongly denounced by scholars of various Islamic sects, the analyst concluded.

The ISIL Takfiri terrorists, who currently control parts of Syria and Iraq, have committed widespread acts of violence, including mass executions, abductions, torture and forcing women into slavery in the areas they have seized in the two countries.

They have threatened all communities, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, Izadi Kurds and others, as they continue their atrocities in the region.

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