Really? Take a look at the following quote from a recent article of theirs written by Callum Wood.
The Islamic State has held northern Iraq for too long. Controlling the oil fields has brought major wealth. The money and victories in the face of U.S. and Iraqi efforts help maintain a steady flow of recruits. While Islamic State origins are in Syria, their lifeblood comes from Iraq. Before coming to Iraq, the group was just another rebel faction. If Iran wants it to be that way again, then the terrorists must be driven out of Iraq. (Callum Wood, Palmyra: A Milestone in the [so-called] Islamic State War, May 27, 2015.)What ignorant nonsense!
The so-called "Islamic State" (who fight for Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, not for Islam) did not start in Syria. It started in Iraq. It is the continuation of Al Qaeda in Iraq.
Their first leader was Abu Musab al Zarqawi. He was killed in an airstrike on June 7, 2006.
Their second leader was Abu Omar al Baghdadi. He was killed on April 18, 2010.
Their third leader is the blood stained usurper Abu Bakr al Baghdadi. Killing him would be too kind. He should be hauled before a court of law and be made to answer for what he did.
Al Qaeda in Iraq renamed themselves as the "Islamic State in Iraq" in order "mainstream" themselves among related Iraqi Sunni insurgent groups. That occurred long before turmoil erupted in Syria in 2011.
Later they decided to exploit the turbulent situation in Syria for their own benefit and invaded territory held by Free Syrians thus parasitically enjoying the fruits of the Free Syrians' many sacrifices. They set up themselves within Syria. They headquartered themselves in Raqqa after seizing it not from Assad but from anti-Assad Syrians. Then Abu Bakr al Baghdadi's lackeys built up their resources until they able to storm into Sunni Iraq in 2014.
Al Qaeda central (Zawahiri and Co.) had already licensed Jabhat al Nusra ("Support Front") to be their armed group within Syria. So Al Qaeda central ordered Abu Bakr al Baghdadi's lackeys to go back to Iraq and leave Jabhat al Nusra to build themselves up in Syria. Abu Bakr al Baghdadi chose to ignore that murderer Zawahiri. So they are now split from each other.
And after PCG have been "watching" the Middle East for so long it seems clear they have not bothered to notice these things. It is clear they are confused about these things.
There are comments for this article. Here's one of them.
It’s ironic that Islamic State is a “daughter” of Irans state ideology - much like the historic wars between the Catholic church and its protestant off shoots.Iran is Shiite. Al Qaeda is Sunni. So most accounts trace Al Qaeda's origins as having pretty much nothing to do with Iran. Al Qaeda did not come from Iran. ISIL did not come from Iran. Most accounts tend to trace Al Qaeda to an Egyptian man named Sayyib Qutb.
It is sad that people are misinformed about such things. And clearly PCG is not helping.