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Al-Qaida announces India wing, renews loyalty to Taliban chief

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  1. Marqueur

    Marqueur Peaceful Silence ELITE MEMBER

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    DUBAI: Al-Qaida leader Ayman al Zawahri on Wednesday announced the formation of an Indian branch of his militant group he said would spread Islamic rule and "raise the flag of jihad" across the subcontinent.

    In a 55-minute video posted online, Zawahri also renewed a longstanding vow of loyalty to Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar, in an apparent snub to the Islamic State armed group challenging al-Qaida for leadership of transnational Islamist militancy.

    Zawahri described the formation of "al-Qaida in the Indian subcontinent" as a glad tidings for Muslims "in Burma, Bangladesh, Assam, Gujurat, Ahmedabad, and Kashmir" and said the new wing would rescue Muslims there from injustice and oppression.

    Counter-terrorism experts say al-Qaida's ageing leaders are struggling to compete for recruits with Islamic State, which has galvanised young followers around the world by carving out tracts of territory across the Iraq-Syria border.

    Islamic State leader Abu Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi calls himself a "caliph" or head of state and has demanded the loyalty of all Muslims.

    The group fell out with Zawahri in 2013 over its expansion into Syria, where Baghdadi's followers have carried out beheadings, crucifixions, and mass executions.

    As well being an indirect repudiation of Islamic State, the announcement could pose a challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

    However, while al-Qaida is very much at home in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border area, due to influential contacts and a long presence there, it is a minnow compared to local militant groups in terms of manpower and regional knowledge.


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    (File photo of Ayman al-Zawahri )


    Safe haven

    Over the years Zawahri and his predecessor Osama bin Laden, killed by US forces in 2011, repeatedly pledged allegiance to Mullah Omar, in return for the safe haven he granted their followers in Afghanistan.

    The statement did not mention Islamic State or Baghdadi, but it appear to take a subtle dig at the group's efforts at administering areas it has seized in Iraq and Syria.

    Islamic State's effort at state-building is something never attempted by al-Qaida's central leaders, who traditionally have preferred to plot complex attacks on targets in the West.

    Zawahri called for unity among militants and criticised "discord" — echoing a common al-Qaida complaint against Islamic State's record of clashing with rival Islamist groups in Syria.

    The statement also warned al-Qaida's new wing against oppressing local populations — another complaint levelled against Islamic State by critics in Iraq and Syria.

    "If you said that you are doing jihad to defend the sanctities of the Muslims, then you must not transgress against them or their money or honour, and not even transgress your mujahideen brothers by word and action," he said.

    "Discord is a curse and torment, and disgrace for the believers and glory for the disbelievers," he said. "If you say that by your jihad you do not want but the pleasure of Allah, then you must not race for governance and leadership at the first opportunity."

    Muslims account for 15 percent of Indians but, numbering an estimated 175 million, theirs is the third-largest Muslim population in the world.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...lty-to-Taliban-chief/articleshow/41640746.cms
     
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    sam2012 Captain FULL MEMBER

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    Al-Qaida has lost the jihadi leadership to ISIS hence this drama announcement
     
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    KILL THEM ALL
     
  4. ajithharish

    ajithharish 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Ajit Doval has his eyes peeled, nothing to worry these guys can't do shit..
     
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    omya Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    muda fukars
     
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    SL or Burma Treat Muslims in a Horrible Manner still there is ZERO BOMB BLASTS,why simple every blast (No blasts possible without local support) or Riot they RETALIATE 100 Times like Adityanath said :bounce-grn:
     
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    your avatar made me imagine austin delievering stonecold stunner to this jawahiri in a hot desert.
     
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    Time to kill some mullahs :firing:
     
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    ajithharish 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    I dont like to say this but in a way it is so true Muslims are economically so behind other communities & they refuse to go the right way. They simply are growing in population I think today they are 25% but my experience in my own college is that there are 5-6 Muslims. They just dont come up to study/work. They think increasing simple population is enough to rule the world eventually.. How wrong are they you may ask I say look at Israel, that small country has a toe-hold no actually foot-hold in the whole Arab region.

    If they dont start behaving well they will be left behind & pushed out & they will eventually bomb themselves.
     
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