Is ISIS drawing attention of Muslim youths of Tamil Nadu?

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Chennai, July 31: Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), that has established a caliphate in Iraq after days of violence, is gradually drawing the attention of the Indian Muslims' youth.

As per a report, a photograph of 24 Tamil Nadu-based Muslim youths has gone viral on the internet as they are wearing black coloured ISIS T-shirts.

Some of them are even raising their fingers, that indicates a troubled sign of their new found inspiration towards the lethal Islamist Sunni militant group.

Since June, when the ISIS launched an offensive in Iraq, there have been many reports mentioning India's links with ISIS.

On Wednesday, it was reported that ISIS and al Qaeda have gained entry in the terror plagued Kashmir. Some security forces reportedly saw their flags in the valley.

The security forces saw several masked youths holding ISIS and al Qaeda black flags and banners with Kalima (the first basic fundamental of Islam) inscribed on them, in the valley. Some men even used the flags as masks to hide their faces.

In July, it was reported that four youths from Mumbai- Arif Fayyaz Majeed, Aman Naik Tandel, Shaheed Farooqui Tanki and Fahad Tanvir Sheikh, who were missing since May 23, have joined ISIS militants to fight against the Shia government in Iraq.

There were reports that 18 Indians have already joined the ISIS and most of them were South Indians.

Earlier in July, it was reported that the ISIS commander Ibrahim Awwad al-Badri vowed to wage war against several countries, including India.

Recently, Maulana Salman Nadvi from the Darul-Uloom-Nadvatul-Ulema (Nadva College, Lucknow) wrote a letter to Iraq ISIS chief Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi while hailing him as chief 'Amirul Mominin'.

The ‘import' of fighting manpower from India marks the first time Indian Muslim youth are being drawn into a global jihad with likely frightening repercussions for this country.

The recent upheaval in Iraq can even led to discord among Shias and Sunnis living in India.

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