An audio clip in Malayalam, claiming to be from the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist organisation, is circulating on social media. It calls to wage war against India by conducting lone-wolf terror attack at the festival events like Thrissur Pooram and Kumbh Mela.
The 10-minute audio clip in a male voice quotes verses from Quran and claims that it is the 50th clip from Daulatul Islam. The person has an authentic Arabic pronunciation.
The audio is asking listeners to use their intellect and to act like Islamic State does. "Use your intellect and poison them in their food. Drive them over using trucks at Thrissur Pooram or Maha Kumbh Mela. IS Mujahideen is doing so in other parts of the world like in Las Vegas. One of our supporters killed several people during a music concert in Las Vegas. Use your knife or at least try to derail a train," it says.
Police sources revealed that the audio message had been transmitted through a Telegram Messenger from Afghanistan. They also identified the voice as that of Rashid Abdullah, the leader of ISIS module in Kasargod. He is suspected to have left for Afghanistan to join the ISIS.
The National Investigation Agency has listed him under Section 120 B r/w 125 of the IPC and Sections 38, 39 and 40 of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act. The police came to know about him only after his father filed a complaint last year saying that Abdullah, his wife and son were missing.
The clip also asks Muslims to go for Hijrah (migrate) from Darul Kufur (non-believers) to Darul Islam (believers). "If you fail to do that despite your efforts and prayers you should at least financially support Daulataul Islam and Islamic State," it said.
As per reports, this is the first time that Abdulla is making an open call for attacks on India, which he describes as a country having 'Hindu rule.'
"Khilafat and IS have been reduced to nothing in different parts of the world, and there are efforts to finish both. However, Daulataul Islam is still active, and we aim to fight until our last man," the clip says.
Responding to his, former special director of cabinet secretariat V Balachandran said that the Islamist radicals are now aiming India after the Middle East and Europe and that the message should be considered seriously.