Muslim influencers suggest Israel is to blame for Russia terror attack

Conspiracies about Israel and Isis spread to over one million followers by Islamic YouTube activists


Mohammed Hijab, Ali Dawah and Zeeshan Ali suggested Israel was behind the Moscow terror attack in their latest YouTube video (photo: YouTube)

Three British influencers with millions of followers between them have suggested that Israel was behind a deadly terror attack in Russia.

While discussing the Moscow attack on a YouTube video, activist Mohammed Hijab, said: “There’s all the incentive and the motive in the world for this to have come somewhere from the West or from Israel itself.”

Hijab has 1.2 M YouTube followers. He spoke to the BBC in 2021 about antisemitism and has recently discussed the war in Gaza on Piers Morgan’s Uncensored.

Ali Dawah, who also has 1.2M followers, said: “Zionists have their hands everywhere, so I wouldn’t be surprised,” when discussing who was behind the Moscow attack.

Mohammed Hijab, Ali Dawah and Zeeshan Ali have weighed in on the attack in a 12-minute video on Wednesday titled, “RU$$IA REVEALS WHO REALLY DID ATT4CK!! - MUSLIMS REACT”.

Dawah says the Moscow attack could have been a “false flag attack” and goes on to suggest Israel was behind the 11 September Twin Tower attack. When Ali said: “Even the Israelis have committed false flag attacks as well to get the British onside” and Dawah responded: “If they’ve done it before they will do it again, like 9/11.” The other influencers do not correct Dawah's conspiracy theory.

The trio also discuss the nature of Isis. Hijab states: “We kind of know what the traits of an Isis fighter is [...] A lot of it is this prideful, almost braggadocious style, these guys don’t have any of that. It seems like they were just kind of paid mercenaries [...] inconvenient timing isn’t it.”

Ali states: “They’re condemning Hamas, they’re killing Muslims, more Muslims are killed than non-Muslims by Isis, they always seem to be attacking the enemies of Israel and never Israel which is perplexing and very convenient.”

Isis has claimed reasonability for several deadly attacks inside Israel in recent years and has repeatedly incited violence towards Israelis.

Dawah says: “it’s just a bizarre attack, is this really Isis? And this very Isis that for odd reason attacks everyone and kills Muslims but for some reason just does not say or do anything against Israel? Very bizarre.”

Zeeshan Ali responds: “And what’s interesting is that they’re the Wahid [one] group that apologises to Israel as well [...] Isis apologised to Israel for killing some of their people in the Golan Heights.”

When Dawah asks if he is “making this up”, Ali states: “I’m gonna give you the evidence but I don’t know if I’m truthful”. The video then cuts to a separate claim that Isis is an abbreviation of the “Israeli Secret Intelligence Service”.

Russia says that 139 people were killed in the deadly attack on Friday, which terror group Isis has claimed responsibility for. The jihadi terror group released a video of the atrocity, but Vladimir Putin claimed the jihadists were helped by Western and Ukrainian intelligence. Ukraine rejected Russia's "lies".

The JC has reached out to Hijab, Ali and Dawah for comment.

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