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Isis Operative From Kerala Reveals He Met Paris Bombing Accused In Iraq

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  1. Osiris

    Osiris Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    New Delhi: Subahani Haja Moideen, an Indian alleged to be an ISIS operative, knew the terrorists who carried out the attack inside a theatre in Paris last November killing over 100 people but has feigned ignorance about the deadly plot, it has emerged from investigations.

    Moideen was arrested from Tamil Nadu in a crackdown by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) with the help of central security agencies and other state police, foiling designs of ISIS operatives to target a few judges of Kerala and foreign tourists visiting the coastal state.

    The accused, picked up from Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu, was radicalised and recruited in ISIS through social media platforms and he had left India for Istanbul from Chennai in April last year on the pretext of performing 'Umrah', official sources said.

    After reaching Istanbul, he crossed over along with other people who hailed from Pakistan and Afghanistan to Iraqi territory under control of ISIS.

    That is the period during which Moideen claimed that he had met Paris bombers including Abdelhamid Abaaoud and Salah Abdeslam, the sources said.

    While Abaaoud was killed in retaliatory fire during the Paris theatre attack in November last year, Abdelslam is in the custody of French police.

    Moideen had returned to India in November and he said he came to know about the Paris attack through news and remembered his meetings with the accused in ISIS controlled Iraq and Syria, the sources said.

    The NIA has informed the French security officials and contacted its Embassy here, the sources said, adding this was done in case it would lend any help in their investigation.

    They said that French officials could question him as well after getting the requisite court order.

    According to the multi-country investigation into the French terror strikes, the accused involved in the gruesome killings were in ISIS-controlled areas at the same time when Moideen was there.

    31-year-old Moideen was in Iraq from April 8, 2015 from where he was taken to Mosul and underwent detailed 'religious training' followed by combat training which included a course in automated weapons. After this, he was deputed to fight war for almost two weeks.

    During the war, he told interrogators that he was paid USD 100 per month as an allowance by ISIS besides accommodation and food.

    However, he told interrogators that he could not withstand the violence and war misery in Mosul and decided to leave especially after he saw two of his friends getting charred.

    He was jailed by ISIS and produced before an Islamic judge who sent him to Syria. He claimed that he was allowed to cross over to Turkey from where he contacted his family with the help of the Indian consulate at Istanbul.

    He arrived in Mumbai after a gap of six months in September last year on an emergency certificate and returned to his ancestral place where he was staying with his wife. He later managed to get a job at a jewellery shop at Kadayanallur in Tamil Nadu.


    http://www.deccanchronicle.com/nati...terrorists-who-carried-out-paris-attacks.html
     
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    Kerala IS module kingpin was active on Facebook debate platforms under many aliases


    A key member of Islamic State’s Kerala module Shajeer Mangalasseri Abdulla was reportedly active on a Facebook group that debated current issues.

    “Right Thinkers” was a Facebook group formed by a few members who left another popular group “Free Thinkers” protesting against the latter’s rationalistic and atheistic content. Shajeer has been functioning on Facebook under the alias Sameer Ali. Few media reports said that he was operating from the IS-controlled area in Afghanistan.

    He was reportedly active on "Right Thinkers' until one-and-a-half-years ago. Earlier a pro IS Malayalam blog, “Muhajiraun” had published photographs of few “Free Thinkers” group members, threatening to kill them for their atheistic thoughts.

    Shajeer continuously posted provocative contents in the “Right Thinkers” group and as per sources few other members also shared his ideology. Many members of “Right Thinkers” are under the scanner of the National Investigative Agency probing IS links with Kerala.

    Even now Shajeer is reportedly active in Facebook under the id ‘Sameer Ali’.

    http://www.thenewsminute.com/articl...ook-debate-platforms-under-many-aliases-51823
     
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    NIA arrested Six of these ISIS terrorists from ruling CPI(M) stronghold in Kannur (KanakaMala)
     
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    Kerala ISIS kingpin was NIT passout

    KOZHIKODE: Shajeer Managalasseri Abdulla, the suspected kingpin of the Islamic State (IS) module in Kerala, is a graduate from National Institute of Technology-Calicut (NITC). An expert in information technology, he completed BTech in civil engineering in 2002 and left for UAE in 2004 after he landed a job there.
    His first passport was issued in September, 2004 from the passport office in Kozhikode, which was renewed in November, 2014.

    Hailing from a middleclass family, Shajeer was a brilliant student, said his relatives and neighbours.Born to Mangalassery Abdulla and Subaida in 1981, Shajeer has two sisters and one brother, who is a driver with a leading jewellery in Kozhikode. His father passed away ten years ago. "He went to school at Sulthan Batheri in Wayanad where his father was a driver with the KSRTC. His family shifted to Moozhikkal near Kozhikode after he got admission at the NITC," said one of his relatives.

    The family is yet to recover from the shock after learning that Shajeer has joined the terror organization. The kin were apprised of the developments when police visited their house at Moozhikkal three days ago.

    "We are clueless regarding what had happened to him and we don't know what the Islamic State is," said his brother and sister over phone. "We survive with the money Shajeer regularly sends home. He is a loner, who kept aloof from everything," they said.

    Neighbours too said Shajeer was an introvert who doesn't mingle with anyone. "I remember seeing him once two years ago when he came home on leave. I don't remember talking to him though his house is just two hundred metres away from mine," said a neighbour.

    The National Investigation Agency (NIA) that has been probing the IS-related cases believes that Shajeer is the amir (leader) of the Kerala module that was busted at Kanakamala recently and he has close links with the leadership of the terror outfit in Afghanistan. Holed up in the IS stronghold in Afghanistan, he was in touch with them through Telegram app and was regularly posting Malayalam propaganda material on Facebook via an account with profile name Sameer Ali.

    Shajeer was a supporter of the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI), the political wing of the Popular Party of India (PFI) before joining the IS. He was active in the Facebook group `SDPI Keralam' formed by the party cadres and sympathisers. However, he was never spotted at any events organized by the party.

    It is not clear as to when Shajeer was drawn to the IS. Sources said that he was unhappy with the the political party as it was widely believed to have diluted the organization's ideology.

    There were discussions in the Facebook group over the perceived change in the agenda of the organization. It is assumed that Shajeer got attracted to the IS ideology after he was disillusioned with the democratic path chosen by the PFI.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...gpin-was-NIT-passout/articleshow/55042646.cms

    Some people claims lack of education,opportunity,poverty are main reason behind terror ,He and his fellow ISIS supporters are well educated and from financially stable background ,

     
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    Over 30 youth from Kerala attended ISIS camps in Afghanistan: NIA

    Kozhikode: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) probe into 21 missing persons from Kerala has unearthed that more than 30 youths from the state had attended ISIS training camps in Afghanistan.

    According to a report, many of these youth may have returned to India to set up sleeper cells.

    Many educated Muslim youths from Kerala who were working in Gulf countries had strong links with IS terror networks, the report also said.

    Furthermore, some NRI businessmen had funded the terror activities of these youth.

    “The image of secular Kerala is a vanity. The state has been a breeding ground of terror networks”, a police officer was quoted as saying.

    Apart from radical Muslim outfits operating in the state, so-called secular religious groups are also involved in encouraging youth to join ISIS, said the report.

    Handlers of terror outfits have used social media effectively to recruit the youths from the state without alerting the police and intelligence agencies.

    Earlier, NIA identified Sajeer Abdulla Mangalaseri as the chief of the Islamic State network in Kerala. 35-year-old Sajeer, a Civil Engineer from National Institute of Technology, Kozhikode and a Salafist who hails from Moozhikal in Kozhikode had been recruiting people from Kerala in IS fold.

    Intelligence agencies now believe that Sajeer is no more working in UAE, but hiding somewhere in Afghanistan, keeping in close touch with the missing youth from Kerala.

    The scandal broke earlier this year when 21 youth from the coastal state were found to be missing, including four families. They are suspected to have joined ISIS last year in May.

    http://www.deccanchronicle.com/nati...a-attended-isis-camps-in-afghanistan-nia.html
     

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