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Germany: "Who founded ISIS? The USA!" - Gregor Gysi01:22

Germany: "Who founded ISIS? The USA!" - Gregor Gysi

Germany, Berlin
December 2, 2014 at 07:15 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Islamic State emerged from Al Qaeda which the USA founded to fight against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan, German MP Gregor Gysi said in Berlin on Tuesday. Comparing the nature of IS' emergence to that of Hamas, Gysi said: "We really have to stop them."

Speaking from a symposium on the 100th anniversary of the First World War, Gysi also criticised Germany's position as the world's third largest arms dealer which he said Germans "cannot accept."

The symposium was organised by Die Linke. Other politicians who spoke were Sahra Wagenknecht (Die Linke), Jan van Aken (Die Linke), Mathias Petersen (SPD) and Sven Tode (SPD).

Germany: "Who founded ISIS? The USA!" - Gregor Gysi01:22
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The Islamic State emerged from Al Qaeda which the USA founded to fight against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan, German MP Gregor Gysi said in Berlin on Tuesday. Comparing the nature of IS' emergence to that of Hamas, Gysi said: "We really have to stop them."

Speaking from a symposium on the 100th anniversary of the First World War, Gysi also criticised Germany's position as the world's third largest arms dealer which he said Germans "cannot accept."

The symposium was organised by Die Linke. Other politicians who spoke were Sahra Wagenknecht (Die Linke), Jan van Aken (Die Linke), Mathias Petersen (SPD) and Sven Tode (SPD).

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