An employee arranges an Israeli national flag next to a U.S. one.
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In an interview released by the Iranian state news agency PressTV on Tuesday, an American scholar and radio personality has allegedly asserted that the "Zionist-controlled media" is stoking the flames of Islamophobia.
In an recording aired on the Iranian television channel's news site, Dr. Kevin Barrett, a former professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is heard saying that the current rash of terror attacks were not perpetrated by Islamists, rather carried out as "false-flag" operations under the auspices of the American and Israeli militaries.
False-flag operations are secret missions designed to deceive the public into thinking militaries, groups, or countries other than those who actually planned them executed the operation.
Press TV cited Barrett as continuing on to say that the American public is being hoodwinked by the mainstream American media which is being controlled by Zionists.
“We know from all sorts of research that Zionist Jews are wildly over-represented in the US media” the Iranian news agency quoted him as saying.
He also argued that the Zionists and the mainstream media have used these so-called false-flag attacks to villainize Muslims in an effort to garner support for Republican President hopeful Donald Trump and to convince the American people to engage in military conflict with Muslim states.