Head Of IS A ‘Mossad Puppet’ Says Tajik Salafi Leader
Salafi leader in Tajikistan has apparently written a scathing article condemning the Islamic State group as the “house of Satan” and its leader a “puppet” of the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad, RFE/RL’s Tajik Service, Radio Ozodi, has reported.
Muhammad Rakhmullato, known as Mullah Muhammadi in Tajikistan, is the head of Salafyiyyah, an unregistered religious group in the Tajik capital Dushanbe, and was educated at a Pakistani madrassah. The article attributed to him, which is titled The Price Of A Mujahid [Islamist fighter] Is $70,000!, was published this week on the website of Tajikistan’s Farazh newspaper.
In the article, Rakhmullato says that the Islamic State group is a “Khawarij movement,” a reference to a term describing Muslims who rejected the authority of the Islamic prophet Mohammad’s son-in-law Ali. The Tajik Salafi leader also accused Israel of paying tens of thousands of dollars for every militant recruited by the Islamic State group.