New Age Islam Edit Desk
29 April 2019
Two weeks after the ISIS conducted fatal attacks in Sri Lanka killing more than three hundred Christians and Hindus, a poster in Bengali saying “We are coming, Insha’Allah” (Shigroi Aschee Inshallah) on a telegram channel with logo of Al Mursalat has appeared sending a wave of panic among the people of Bangladesh and West Bengal of India. Intelligence agencies of the state and the country have taken the poster seriously and have sounded an alert. Security has been beefed up in public places including Metro stations in Kolkata. According to reports, the ISIS has a presence in Bangladesh with the support of JMB (Jamiat-e- Mujahideen Bangladesh).
The terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka suggest a shift in the modus operandi of the ISIS after its debacle in Syria and Iraq. It has now shrugged off its mask of the flag bearers of Islamic Caliphate with which it fooled the Muslims of the world and won the sympathy of a section of gullible Muslims and so-called Islamic scholars. Now they have come up with the real face as a terrorist organization. Now they taken to the path of Al Qaida, Taliban, Al Shabab and Boko Haram conducting cowardly attacks on unsuspecting innocent people.
This development also makes the Urdu press and the religious organizations who had supported and glorified the ISIS as the upholders of Islam and flag bearers of Islamic Caliphate responsible for what the Muslims of Bangladesh and West Bengal in particular and of India in general are going to face. The ISIS has now put up the face of a terrorist organization without any clear ideology. They just want to harm Muslims and tarnish the image of Islam and destroy the peace of the state where Muslims live in a relatively peaceful atmosphere wielding political power.
After the ISIS attack in Sri Lanka and the release of the poster in Bengali, the NIA have rounded up some ISIS operatives who were part of ISIS module in Kerala. This is an indication of the things to come. A section of our religious leadership glorified the ISIS and many Muslim youth were misled by their propaganda and joined the terrorist organization. Dozens of Muslim youth from India also were influenced by their propaganda and joined the ISIS, though some of them later realized the mistake returned to India but by the then it was too late and the damage was done. After ISIS conducted the terrorist attack in Sri Lanka and released a poster in Bengali announcing their arrival in either Bangladesh or West Bengal, these Islamic organizations and scholars are silent. Earlier it was Al Qaida and Taliban, now it is the ISIS. Muslims are fooled again and again by these militant organizations in the name of Caliphate or Islamic State.