India: Al-Qaida wishes to “spread the Jihad” in Southern Asia

Source: FSSPX News

Ayman al-Zawahiri.

The head of the Islamic terrorist group Al-Qaida, Ayman al-Zawahiri, announced in a 55-minute video, published on the internet on September 4, the creation of an Indian branch in the movement. The website quoted on the same day this long monologue that declared the goal of “launching the Jihad in all of India”, but also in Burma and Bangladesh, wherever “injustice and oppression reign.” The Islamic chief concluded by calling upon the Islamic community of India to rise up, to “raise the flag the holy war, reestablish the sharia (Islamic law), and set free the lands that belong to it before the infidel enemy can take them over.” The following step will be to “reestablish the caliphates”, territories placed under the authority of a caliph, who is at the same time head of State and religious leader.

The announcement was made in a war of influence against the Islamic State (IS), as Al-Qaida and the group in Syria and Iraq each claim to be the only legitimate leaders of the “holy war”.

The disciples of Islam make up 15% of the 1.2 billion inhabitants of the Indian Union, making this country the third largest Muslim nation in the world.

(sources: apic/eda/theguardian – DICI no.301, dated Sept. 26, 2014)

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