Propaganda videos for the organisation with subtitles in Hindi, Urdu and Tamil have surfaced on the internet over the past week. The video has been released by an outfit that calls itself Al Isabah Media.
It has been more than two months since the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) unleashed its terror on Iraq with full force.
By now, they have reportedly killed hundreds of Christians, buried 500 Yazidis and raped, killed and terrorized many women in the country. Hundreds of men, women and children still remain in their captivity while many have fled.
Looking at the horrible condition of the country, hundreds of Indian nationals have been safely evacuated by the ministry of external affairs and the process is still on. But over 40 Indian construction workers still remain in captivity of Sunni militants and the government has still not been able to negotiate on their release.
It was reported by The Hindu that the militants planned on keeping the captured construction workers as they needed labour force. The possibility of their conversion, however, forced by the ISIS militants cannot be denied either.
Reportedly, 18 Indian nationals have voluntarily joined ISIS and the militant outfit is also making gradual in-routes in the Jammu and Kashmir valley where youth holding ISIS flags were spotted on the Eid day.
Now, the propaganda videos for the organisation with subtitles in Hindi, Urdu and Tamil have surfaced on the internet over the past week. The video has been released by an outfit that calls itself Al Isabah Media.
In one of the videos, a Canadian ISIS member recounts his recruitment experience where he extols the virtues of jihad and urges young Muslims to join the global fight. The clip ends with the recruit being killed in battle.
Another is a video of a speech by ISIS spokesperson Shaikh Adnani.
Similarly, Ibrahim Awwad al-Badri, commander of the insurgent group Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), had vowed war against several countries, including India, in a Ramzan speech released online late on July 1.
The reference to India, the first in an ISIS manifesto, had raised new concerns for the safety of the almost hundreds of its nationals trapped in Iraqi cities controlled by the Islamist group, which is battling the governments of Iraq and Syria.
A report in The Hindu had given the details of his speech: “The Ramzan speech by al-Badri — also known by the pseudonym Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi — had called on believers to take up arms during the month of penitence, and “terrify the enemies of Allah and seek death in the places where you expect to find it, for the dunya (worldly life) will come to an end”.
“Muslims’ rights”, al-Badri states in his speech, “are forcibly seized in China, India, Palestine, Somalia, the Arabian Peninsula, the Caucasus, Sham (the Levant), Egypt, Iraq, Indonesia, Afghanistan, the Philippines, Ahvaz, Iran (by the rafidah (shia)), Pakistan, Tunisia, Libya, Algeria and Morocco, in the East and in the West” [all text as in original released by ISIS].
“Prisoners are moaning and crying for help”, al-Badri continues. “Orphans and widows are complaining of their plight. Women who have lost their children are weeping. Masajid (plural of masjid) are desecrated and sanctities are violated”.
Thus, he says, “the ummah of Islam is watching your jihad with eyes of hope, and indeed you have brothers in many parts of the world being inflicted with the worst kinds of torture”.
Earlier this week, ISIS had declared Mr. Badri the amir al-mumineen, or commander of the faithful, and declared him the leader of the Islamic caliphate it seeks to create.”
Government needs to take immediate measure to stop the ISIS advancement in the country.