Bengaluru, Dec 2: Ashfaque Majeed, one of the 21 youth who went missing from Kerala to allegedly the join Islamic State, has reportedly called his mother and said that he has not joined Islamic State and that he is safe in Afghanistan, practicing Salafi Islam (Salafi is a term often used to describe fundamentalist Islamic thought).
According to a report in the Indian Express', Ashfaque Majeed had called his mother, Ayesha and told her that he not joined any terror outfit. I am following Salafi Islam in Afghanistan, he said during the phone call. He further told his mother during the 5 minute conversation that he lived in a village which had bad mobile network. I have travelled to a town nearby just to call you, he also said.
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He also informed his mother that the others had left India were unable to follow true Islam. I will be starting a medical store along with Dr Ijaz (cousin), he also said.
Earlier, Ashfaque's youngest brother had received a voice message on whatsapp which was sent by him to his family members asking them to leave India and join him in land of Islam. He also said that not to inform police regarding this.
In August this year, Ashfaque's father Abdul Majeed had lodged a complaint with the Mumbai Police claiming that his son had left the country to join the IS.