In a new video released by the ISIS features Indian terrorist Anwar Hussain saying, “Jihad is our duty. For this we (jihadists) have come from several parts of the world. Despite this, Allah ensured good food for all of us.”
An Indian ISIS fighter, who was reportedly killed in Afghanistan while fighting for the group in 2014, has become the new poster boy for the terror outfit as it looks to lure more youth from the country.
In a new video released by the ISIS features Indian terrorist Anwar Hussain saying, “Jihad is our duty. For this we (jihadists) have come from several parts of the world. Despite this, Allah ensured good food for all of us. We got best of best food and friends here. In this fight Allah has given us all those things, which one cannot get, even being rich.”
Intelligence agencies believe the video is a propaganda technique to revive the recruitment drive as the attraction for the global jihadi outfit has been reducing among Indian Muslim youth.
In video footage, which is being used by ISIS to expand its footprints in India. Hussain (39) a resident of Bhatkal town in Karnataka was a van driver. “No one has provoked me nor did anyone force me. I have come here at my will,” Hussain said in the video. This happens to be his final message before he was killed in Afghanistan.
The YouTube video features a man purported to be Hussain speaking on his reasons for migrating from India to Dubai and thereon to Afghanistan for the cause of jihad and carries statements of men said to be his fellow commanders who recall how he died fighting but not before killing seven men of the “enemy”. According to agencies, teams of Indians are undergoing terror training in Afghanistan from where they will be sent to Syria and Iraq.
The narrative of Hussain’s sacrifice in the 14-minute video is that he wanted his family in India to be informed if he was “martyred”. In the beginning of the video, the narrator describes the background of Anwar Husain and the views of other jihadists about Hussain who say he was fasting the day he was killed.
The narrator says Hussain told other fighters that “I will break my fast this evening, God willing, in the house of Allah with the houris (virgins of paradise).”
In the same video, a masked Afghanistani commander is seen narrating Anwar’s struggle to motivate India youth. He says Anwar was a ‘fearless fighter’ and used to observe roza (fast) during fights. After the training Anwar was supposed to go back to India to become a fidayeen.
“Indian Muslim youth are being provoked by showing such propaganda videos. There are section of people who are also getting influenced by it,” said security expert Sushant Sareen.