Laden videos being used to lure youths into terrorism

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New Delhi, Mar 18: Terror outfits, Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI) and Hizbul Mujahideen are now cashing in on a new startegy to woo more youths to take shelter in militancy by showing them al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's videos.

The video being used by terror outfits-Hizbul Mujahideen and Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI) have been termed as 'highly provocative', said top intelligence sources, as reported by the Deccan Chronicle.

The news came out after Wasim Akram Malik's confession, the key conspirator in the 2011 Delhi High Court blast. Malik, a medical student was chargesheetd by the NIA earlier.

According to sources, Malik during the interrogation revealed that youths in Kashmir were highly motivated by the video and also sympathised with Osama's killing.

He further said that the videos made by terror outfits also features Osama pleading to young Muslims to join his cause.

"In one of the speeches, Osama is even seen as saying that jihad was the only option to improve the quality of life of people in the Kashmir Valley. The Kashmiri youth are also shown videos of Taliban commander Mullah Omar," said an investigating official.

"Interestingly, Malik disclosed that he saw himself as a future Zawahiri who too happens to be a doctor. Malik was do influenced by Zawahiri that this was one of the reasons for becoming a doctor and helping terror groups," said a senior official.

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