PA Columnist: U.S. Created Islamic State and Imaginary ‘Terror’ 

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TEL AVIV – A column in the official Palestinian Authority newspaper claimed that the U.S. used the 9/11 attacks to create an “imaginary enemy called ‘terror'” that eventually became the Islamic State in a bid to turn the Muslim and Arab world into a war zone in order to “redraw a map of the region.”

The oped, which was published in Al Hayat Al Jadida last week and translated by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), attributes all the Arab world’s turmoil and civil wars, including in-fighting between Sunni and Shiite groups, to the U.S.

“The U.S. has indeed succeeded in convincing the world that Islamic extremism is what threatens world security and peace. In order to do this, it used the events of Sept. 11, 2001, even though that event raised many questions that place the U.S. in the defendant’s seat, as was exposed later in a series of facts and reports.” Dr. Osama Al-Fara, a regular columnist for the PA daily, wrote.

“However, out of this event the US succeeded in creating an imaginary enemy called ‘terror,’ and it supervised the cultivation of the idea until it ripened into what is known today as the Islamic State organization.”

Dr. Al-Fara continues by asserting that the U.S. is the sole beneficiary of the chaos in the Middle East, because “the fighting raging in the region provides the appropriate land for redrawing the map of the region, which will use sectarianism to determine the geographic borders of its states, on the basis of studies prepared years ago.

“In this way, the U.S. will distance Arab states from each other, and uproot the idea of unity between them,” he added.

Al-Fara says that one reason for the U.S. plot to carve up the Middle East is to boost its arms industry. Proof of this is the fact that the U.S. “pays no price for the anarchy it has created in the region,” and while Europe is being struck by terror and an influx of immigrants, the same cannot be said of America.