On September 16, 2014, a day after he was asked to leave Qatar, Egyptian cleric in exile Wagdi Ghoneim posted a video on his official Youtube channel, in which he stated his opposition to the anti-ISIS coalition. Sheikh Ghoneim stated that the war on ISIS is a "Crusader war," and explained that although he had some disagreements with ISIS, he would "never join hands with a Crusader to attack my fellow Muslims."
Wagdi Ghoneim: "Dead brothers, virtuous sisters, I deliver this message after leaving beloved Qatar yesterday, and it is titled: 'No to the Crusader war against the Islamic State.' I say 'No' to the Crusader war - a war for which America and the Crusader West are mobilizing their armies now - against the Islamic state. Dearly beloved, the West and America... The Crusaders in general... The Crusaders in general are filled with hate towards Islam and the Muslims. They harbor evil towards Islam and the Muslims. Allah says this, not me."
"The Crusaders in America, Europe, and elsewhere are our enemies. Their faith is built on killing and bloodshed. Really! It is quite clear from their New Testament. They say so themselves."
"That fabricated image they used... The guy wields a knife, but no slaughtering takes place 'live on air.' They get the knife, and then you see his head lying on his body. This image is created by Photoshop."
"We shall never forget the terrorism of criminal America, which threw the body of the martyred heroic mujahid, Bin Laden, into the sea. May Allah have mercy upon him and place him among the righteous. They threw his body into the sea. This is how they respect human rights. Let me say this loud and clear: I have disagreements with my brothers in the Islamic State on some issues. I wish they would reexamine some issues, which have made them a target for some brothers' anger and reservations. I beseech my brothers in the Islamic State to reconsider these issues. They should always adhere to the Quran and the Sunna, as interpreted by the ancient scholars. They should unite against their enemies. It is true that I have some disagreements with them, but by no means do I support the Crusader coalition against them. I shall never join hands with a Crusader to attack my fellow Muslim. Never ever."
"No, no, no to the Crusader coalition against the Islamic State."