Al-Qaeda slams 'Hindu aggression' in Narendra Modi's Gujarat, calls for new 'jihad'
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The latest issue of terror outfit al-Qaeda's online English magazine Inspire released last week talks about Hindu aggression in the state ruled by BJP's CM Narendra Modi and also in Kashmir. The 58-page latest issue, titled "We are all Usama", also talks about 'torching cars and causing road accidents as new means of jihad' and names writer Salman Rushdie as one of its targets for crimes against Islam.
The magazine's contents reportedly have been used to motivate young men, part of several terror modules in the country, according to the interrogation reports of intelligence agencies. In September 2012, police in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra had arrested 18 terror suspects. Their interrogation reports said that they were radicalised through a combination of material on the Internet including the magazine.
In an article titled "The Jihadi Experiences: The strategy of deterring with terrorism", Abu Mus'ab Al Suri, an al-Qaeda ideologue who was freed from Syria prison in December 2011, mentions Gujarat and Kashmir under the sub-section "why must these deterrence attacks be carried out?" Suri was arrested by the ISI and handed over to the CIA in 2011. The CIA hand him over to Syria and he was kept in jail for some time. Suri had also written a 1,600-page book "A Call to a Global Islamic Resistance" before he was apprehended in Pakistan.
In an attempt to compare the situation in Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan and Chechnya, Suri wrote in his article, "In Afghanistan, tens of thousands were killed in the December 2001 invasion by the Americans in blind rage, most were innocent civilians. All are being tortured and subjected to the most despicable crimes. The list goes on and on with Christian aggression in Indonesia, Phillippines and Africa, Buddhist aggression in Burma and Thailand, Hindu aggression in Gujarat and Kashmir. In every corner of the ummah (community) there is oppression."
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