Pro-ISIS Group Cites Saifullah as Indian Muslim: Al-Hindi, a pro-ISIS channel has praised Lucknow terror suspect Saifullah as an inspiration for lone-wolf attacks in India and asked Indian Muslims to take him as an example. The channel that uses Telegram app for communication narrated Saifullah’s father as a nonbeliever for refusing to accept his son’s body and gave a call to the other younglings in the country to disobey their parents if they stood in the way of Allah.
Pro-ISIS Group Cites Saifullah As Example For Indian Muslims
It also called jihad an obligation of every individual. The channel said “Don’t obey them. And remember jihad is Fardhul Ayn in Hindu mushrik, secular and democratic country of India.” The post said “Muwahideen of India. Kill them, stab them, hit them with a car, use guns, weapons anything you have. And make them weak, shed their (mushrik, murtdad) blood like water…and make your way easier to Jannah”
A terrorist who was said to be involved in a train explosion in Madhya Pradesh was shot dead by the police last Wednesday. The UP police said he was a self-radicalised sympathiser of terror outfit ISIS whereas the state’s Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) called him an active member of an ISIS module.Several Indians, mostly from Kerala, have joined ISIS and Saifullah is the first domestic terror suspect being linked to the terror group that has created a mishap in Syria and Iraq in the name of establishing a caliphate.
When the body of Saifullah reached his home, his father, who is a teacher in Kanpur refused to accept his body calling him as a traitor. After the suspect was shot dead, the cops have collected huge amounts of arms and ammunition, mobile phones, maps, and an ISIS flag from the house he lived in.
Six people who were said to have a connection in the train blast were arrested by the police in which three of them hails from UP and three others hails from MP. Senior UP police official Daljit Singh Chaudhary said there was no direct evidence that the suspects had any connection with ISIS, but had become radicalized online. The group has planned attacks in a famous Sufi shrine, Dewa Sharif, in UP’s Barabanki on March 27, said police.