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March 3, 2015 11:02 am

State Department Blasted for Tweeting Speech by Muslim Cleric Blaming Mideast Unrest on Zionist Conspiracy

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Al-Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed al-Tayeb blamed unrest in the Middle East on a global Zionist conspiracy. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Washington Free Beacon – The State Department’s counterterrorism office is facing pushback after promoting recent remarks by a Muslim cleric who blamed regional unrest in the Middle East on what he called a “conspiracy” by a “new global colonialism allied to world Zionism.”

The State Department’s official anti-terrorism Twitter account last week tweeted out remarks made by a leading Muslim cleric who, during a speech in Mecca, linked terrorism by the Islamic State (IS) to a plot by supporters of Israel around the world.

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