Indian ‘Jihadi’s Face Apartheid in ISIS

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Piku Mukherjee: Terror group ISIS does not consider Indians and other South Asian Muslims bold enough to fight in occupied zone of Syria and Iraq and push into suicide attacks, say Intelligence reports.

According to an intelligence report prepared by foreign agencies and shared with Indian security agencies, fighters from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh as well as certain countries like Nigeria and Sudan are considered inferior to Arab fighters.

However, it is contrary to the report that Boko Haram of Africa is much more ferocious than ISIS. So, apartheid is already fuming up inside the dreaded terrorist entity itself!

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It is to be noted that in ISIS hierarchy the Arab fighters are being preferred as officer cadre and provided better arms and ammunition, equipment, accommodation and salaries, the Indian and other South Asian `jihadi`s are treated like second class citizens or mere attendants.

There are reports that the so-called `inferior` fighters are also, at times, tricked into suicide attacks. Usually they are given a vehicle loaded with explosives and asked to go near a targeted destination and call a certain number.

However, as soon as the number is dialed, the car explodes due to a pre-set timer mechanism aimed for destroying certain specific target.

A number of 23 Indians have so far joined the ISIS of whom six reportedly killed in different incidents. They are Athif Vaseem Mohammad (Adilabad, Telangana), Mohammad Umar Subhan (Bangaluru, Karnataka), Maulana Abdul Kadir Sultan Armar (Bhatkal, Karnataka), Saheem Farooque Tanki (Thane, Maharashtra), Faiz Masood (Bangaluru, Karnataka) and Mohammad Sajid alias Bada Sajid (Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh).

Moreover, the Arab ISIS terrorists with better battle experience, ammunitions and privileges are mostly positioned behind these South Asian human shields and hence their casualties are proportionally less in terms of their total numbers. This explains why so many Indians from so small Indian ISIS contingent have died, the report says.

The intelligence report also stresses that the ‘jihadis’ of Indian, Pakistani, Nigerian and Chinese origin are being housed together pathetically just like poultry’s chicken and are closely monitored and whip-lashed by the ISIS police.

Incidentally, only Tunisian, Palestinian, Saudi Arabian, Iraqi and Syrian are allowed to be in the ISIS Police force, which is barred for `jihadi’s of other nationalities.