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Nov 14, 2015
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Egyptian Cleric Khaled Elgendy on Paris Attacks: Anyone Who Keeps a Snake Is Bound to Be Bitten by It

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Source: Al-Hayat (Egypt)

Speaking on the Egyptian Al-Hayat TV channel on November 14, following the Paris attacks, Egyptian cleric Sheikh Khaled Elgendy, the owner of Al-Azhari TV, said that ISIS was created by the West and that the advanced weapons of the perpetrators of the attacks proved that they were trained by the West.

Following are excerpts:

Khaled Elgendi: I'd like to extend my sincerest condolences to France for the tragedy that it suffered.

Interviewer: Of course.

Khaled Elgendi: The whole world has suffered...

Interviewer: Yes, the death of innocent people...

Khaled Elgendi: The worst thing about all this is that some people try to link Islam to this terrorist conduct. We pray that Allah give them some reason and perspective, and that they realize the extent of the danger about which reasonable people in our country have warned. The president has also warned of this.

The problem is that some people believe that terrorism can be contained through niceties. This is a very harsh lesson. Anyone who keeps a snake is bound to be bitten by it.

ISIS was created by the West. By no means was it created by Islam.

Interviewer: Of course not.

Khaled Elgendi: I think that the complex professionalism with which this terrorist attack was carried out proves that those people were highly trained. They had advanced weapons. This proves that the [West] trained these people in dangerous training camps, but then, they turned against it.


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