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“Global Zionism” is apparently behind the jihadist terrorist organizations - at least according to a senior Egyptian cleric.

Sheikh Ahmad Al-Tayyeb, the Grand Imam of al-Azhar and president of al-Azhar University, which is considered a prestigious Sunni Islam title, made the comments in a statement that aired on Egypt’s Channel 1 on September 8.

The statement was translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).

“All the [fundamentalist terrorist groups] are the new products of imperialism, in the service of global Zionism in its new version, and its plot to destroy the [Middle] East and tear region apart,” claimed Al-Tayyeb.

“Our evidence for this is the Western American hesitancy and foot-dragging in confronting these terrorist organizations, as compared with the Western onslaught on the Iraqi state in 2003, for example, and the disbanding of the Iraqi army in record time and under fabricated reasons and false pretexts, as well as the providing of justifications that lead one to believe that the people there [the West] interpret security, peace, and human rights to be nothing other than their own peace and security, and human rights exclusively for the whites,” he continued.

“Europe and America have decided to heed the Saudi-Egyptian warning, although the Western move issued from the womb of personal motives and necessities, and not, sadly, from the womb of human principles and universal values,” concluded Al-Tayyeb.

Just last week, a similar comment related to the “Islamic State” (IS) group was made by an Iranian lawmaker.

The lawmaker claimed that the United Stated, Israel and Saudi Arabia have jointly created IS.

“The [IS] terrorist group is the joint product of the U.S., the Zionist regime [of Israel] and Saudi Arabia in the region and there is no doubt about that…,” claimed the spokesman for Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, Seyyed Hossein Naqavi Hosseini.

Washington’s claim to be fighting the IS is not real and is a lie as the U.S. has never taken serious and practical measures to combat the terrorist group, Hosseini added.