How a marriage bureau became a front for conversions and radicalisation

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Bengaluru, July 25: Was a marriage bureau used as a platform to convert people and lure them to join the ISIS? Investigators believe that a marriage bureau, run by Rizwan Khan was indulging in the same.

Two persons- Rizwan Khan and Arshi Qureshi who were arrested from Maharashtra last week are being questioned for their alleged role in enforcing a large number of conversions and also luring youth to join the ISIS.

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Marriage bureau used to lure youth?

While the ISIS has been making calls all over the world for Muslims to join the outfit, there is still a lot of preference given to recruits who are converts. The ISIS has several times asked non-Muslims to shun their existing religion. "Take up Islam and join the ISIS," they have always said.

Conversions under scanner

Qureshi was arrested for his links with the Zakir Naik run Islamic Research Foundation. Khan, on the other hand, was picked up for allegedly being a sympathiser of the ISIS. The scanner is on whether they had converted a large number of Hindus and Christians.

While Khan and Qureshi during their interrogation have denied being involved in forced conversions, investigators say that there are documents to prove otherwise.

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Police officials tell OneIndia that they suspect that it was through the marriage bureau that the conversions were taking place.

Moreover Qureshi's arrest was based on a complaint by a person from Kerala who had alleged that his sister-a Christian had been converted and packed off to the ISIS. The Kerala Police are currently questioning Qureshi for more leads into the case.

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