The official spokesman of the Islamic State in Iraq and Sham (ISIS) slammed the ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood, accusing them of waging a war on the people of Sinai.
In a taped video released Monday, ISIS spokesman Abu Muhammad Eladnany dismissed Morsi as “an apostate” who fought against the “monotheists in Sinai” rather than fighting “the Jews”.
Eladnany’s criticism came in the context of his attack of Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri, whom he accused of “dividing the Jihadis.” He called on him to stand against both Morsi and the Egyptian army which he dismissed as “the army of Sisi the pharaoh” and “an apostate army.”
In the taped speech addressed to Al-Zawahiri, Eladnany told Al-Zawahiri that ISIS “is not a branch of Al-Qaeda”, and “was never one.”
Eladnany added that ISIS refused to follow orders of Al-Qaeda not to attack Shiites in Iraq and Iran.
He also slammed the leader of Al-Nusra Abu Mohamed Al-Gulani as “a traitor” and called on Zawahiri to lift Al-Qaeda support from Al-Nusra.
“Osama bin Laden has united the Jihadis, but you divided them,” Eladnany told Al-Zawahiri.