New Delhi, May 21: Indian Intelligence agencies are closely studying a video released by an ISIS member of Indian origin which threatens a series of attacks across the country.
The video which runs into 22 minutes was released on Friday and the prominent face in it is Abu Amir al-Hindi alias Fahad Shaikh a resident of Maharashtra.
Intelligence Bureau officials say that the video warns of attacks in India. It also speaks of seeking revenge for the Godhra riots and the Babri Masjid incident. We are studying the video closely and trying to identify the others in it who we suspect could also be Indians, the officer informed OneIndia.
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The video has the same old propaganda strategy which is adopted by every other terrorist group wanting to carry out attacks in India. It speaks about avenging Godhra and Babri.
References to Kashmir too are made in the video. However the message that Shaikh gives out is that they are coming to India to launch attacks.
Several persons of Indian origin have joined the ISIS. The Intelligence Bureau says that there may be around 23 of them with the ISIS.
Shaikh was part of the group of four from Thane, Maharashtra who had joined the ISIS. One of them Shaheem Tanki died in Syria while Areeb Majeed returned to Mumbai.
The video speaks about the members of the ISIS returning to India to stage attacks. It also attempts to provoke by stating that the Hindus will convert all Muslims and hence it is important to subscribe to the ISIS ideology and also support it.
The video ends with an oath being taken by the members. They swear in the video that they would return to India and carry out attacks.