Bengaluru, May 24: Islam was not a religion of peace even for a day was the message given out by Abu Salha al Hindi, a former Indian Mujahideen operative who features now in a video that was released allegedly by the ISIS.
A video that is over 10 months old was released by members of the ISIS from India in what is being seen as a desperate attempt to spread their propaganda in the country.
There has been an attempt by the Indian government to counter the ISIS narrative by roping in the moderate Muslims to spread the message of peace in a bid to stop recruitments into terrorist outfits. However, the ISIS video looks to counter the same.
Islam never a religion of peace:
The video clip has several Indians speaking in it. There are brazen messages and attempts made to belt out sentiments by quoting Babri or Godhra. However the most desperate attempt is made by Abu Salha who tries to counter the narrative that Islam is a religion of peace.
In the video he is heard saying, " stop listening to those who say Islam is a religion of peace. It was never a religion of peace. It was not a religion of peace even for one single day. Those who say Islam is a religion of peace are cowards. Are you all cowards to listen to these persons, he also states.
The video has messages from the six persons who are seen in it. Abu Salman says all should spend time preparing for jihad. Abu Salha says Islam was never a religion of peace for one single day.
Aman Tandel is the one who speaks about avenging Godhra and Babri. He also says the deaths caused due to the Muzzafarnagar riots too will be avenged. Abu Ammar invites Muslims of the Indian sub-continent to join the fight for jihad.
Abu Omar Farooq goes on to state that after the Batla House encounter it was difficult to live in India. Bada Sajid who died in September 2015 says that India is a place of idol worship which is forbidden in Islam.