Al-Qaeda is recruiting Islamic scholars from Bangladesh to launch lone wolf attacks against India
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As India and Bangladesh deal with the deluge of coronavirus cases, terrorism seems to have still found its way into the public discourse, as intelligence inputs have revealed that the Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) has flushed in a sea of online content to instigate and influence people to launch “lone wolf” attacks against the Indian government.
The AQIS has recruited a huge team of Islamic scholars and clerics based out of Bangladesh to create content for broadcasting using similarly-named profiles on websites and digital platforms, intelligence inputs have claimed, according to a report by news agency ANI.
The terrorist organisation has released a huge cache of provocative content online in order to launch propaganda attacks against India, its security agencies, Hindutva leaders, businesses and a “certain category of persons”.
The Bangladesh unit of AQIS has apparently also uploaded a series of videos on a website, intelligence inputs shared with security agencies stated. These videos contain detailed strategy to plan and execute ‘lone wolf’ attacks in the broader idea of ‘global jihad’.
“Similar content is regularly uploaded on their online forums, magazines and social media channels to reach like-minded persons in Bangladesh and India, and instigate them to launch Lone Wolf Attacks,” the intelligence input claims.
Intelligence forces have ramped up security and have asked all units assigned to VVIP security to keep a strict vigil on visitors, the report said.
“Personnel have been asked not to panic in case of any such attack and work as per predefined contingency plan,” another input said.
Al Qaeda chief Ayman Al-Zawahiri had in 2014 announced the formation of the Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent with Indian-origin Asim Umar as its chieftain. The terrorist wing was created to launch attacks and take down governments in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Myanmar.
Source: Times Now News