MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi launched a scathing attack on the IS terming them “dogs from hell” and warned that its chief will be cut into pieces.
Condemning the terror attack near the Prophet’s mosque in holy city of Madinah, he said if Muslims find ISIS chief Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, they will cut him into 100 pieces.
The Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) president was addressing a public meeting organised by MIM here late on Friday night to condemn the terror attack.
“Daesh (IS) is a lie. It’s an army of criminals. The organisation and it’s so-called Khalifa (Abu Bakr al Baghdadi) are the dogs of hell,” he said.
“You (Baghdadi) brought so much grief to Muslims that even words cannot describe. Those who attacked Madinah, Allah will dissolve them like salt in water. This is the beginning of the end of ISIS,” added Owaisi.
The MP, who is at the centre of a row over his announcement to provide legal aid to five youth arrested in Hyderabad recently on suspicion of being members of IS module, admitted that the problem of IS exists and it is a challenge not just for Muslim world but for the entire humanity.
“No doubt, they have nothing to do with Islam. But they exist among our ranks. It is our responsibility to eliminate them,” he said.
Blaming former US President George Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair for creating the IS threat, he said they should be tried in international criminal court.
The MP, like most of the speakers at the meet, advised youth not to visit the websites of IS and desist from sharing and liking videos or other IS related content.
“Technology has become so advanced that even if you type ISIS in your computer, the ‘Khatmal’ (Hyderabadi slang for police) come to know immediately and they start tracking you. Don’t be foolish. Don’t do anything that will give these people a chance to target you,” said Owaisi.
He asked youth not to be get misled by the IS propaganda about ‘jihad’ but undertake ‘jihad’ within India’s democratic framework instead of taking up arms.
He advised youth to undertake ‘jihad’ in a peaceful and democratic manner for glory of the faith and told them that their biggest weapon is their vote.
Owaisi said if the youth want to do ‘jihad’, the best method is they use their abilities and energy for betterment of the community and the development of the country.
“I appeal to the youth, live for Islam, don’t die for Islam. Islam teaches you to live, not to die. Live and make this country great. This country belongs to us. This country needs you. Today, if there’s someone who is taking on Modi, it’s only the Indian Muslim.”
Owaisi told Prime Minister Narendra Modi, thhe BJP and the security agencies that if they malign India’s 17 crore Muslims, they only be helping IS. “IS wants Muslims to be victims of suspicion. They don’t want any grey zone to exist in the world. They want to polarise the world into black and white,” he said.
He wondered as to why media is not showing the IS video in which four Indian Muslim leaders including him were criticised (The others were Arshad Madani, Mehmood Madani, and Badruddin Ajmal).
“It means that we are a threat to the ISIS just as we are a threat to the Sangh Parivar. Alhamdulillah, we are a threat to both. The former are enemies of Islam, the latter are enemies of India’s secularism,” said the MP.
The meeting brought together religious scholars of all schools of thought, who termed ISIS as tools in the hands of enemies of Islam.