Shaykh Abu Ibrahim Al-Hanif: Did he mastermind the Dhaka attack?

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Dhaka, July 2: If it is the ISIS that struck at Dhaka today then the man behind the same would be Shaykh Abu Ibrahim Al-Hanif, the emir of the ISIS in Bangladesh. The ISIS which refers to Bangladesh as Bengal had a year ago announced Hanif as the emir or chief of the region.

When he took over he had announced a plan not just for Bangladesh, but one for Pakistan and India as well. From what he spoke it appeared clear that he wanted to use Bangladesh as a launch pad to strike in India.

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He further had pointed out that he would also create a base in Pakistan yet again to use it as a launch pad to strike in India.

Going through all his speeches and interviews it becomes clear that the intention of the ISIS is creating panic in India.

The India plan

Hanif says that that Bangladesh has a strategic location and building a jihadi base there will facilitate IS to launch guerrilla attacks in India. We will set up a base in Bangladesh and launch a massive offensive against Bangladesh and India.

He says that the idea is to liberate India and Bangladesh from the disbelievers or the mushikirins. He says that they are training fighters both in Bangladesh as well as Pakistan to launch a fidayeen or suicide attack on Indian soil.

He also states that they would be taking the help of the local mujahideen or fighters in India.

The intention is to rid the sub-continent of the mushikirins. The Hindus in India have been waging a war against Muslims and Islam.

He says that the Hindus in India have been showing their animosity openly against the Muslims in India. There are Muslims in Bangladesh as well and while they too have an animosity against Islam, they do not show it openly.

We will implement the rule of Sharia in India and Bangladesh. Until the law of Sharia is imposed we will not rest in peace. We will target Hindus in large numbers, the emir of the ISIS also goes on to state he had further said.

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