Smoke rises from buildings in Gokulpuri, one of the Northeast Delhi areas worst affected by communal riots
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New Delhi: A viral image of a Muslim man being beaten up by a mob during the communal riots in Northeast Delhi has been shared by the ISIS, calling for retaliatory action in ‘Wilayat al-Hind’, which is the terror group’s “province” in India.

The man in the viral picture, who was assaulted by the mob, was identified as Mohammad Zubair. He was on his way home from a mosque Monday when he was confronted by a large group of men armed with lathis and iron rods.

In an interview with The Indian Express, Zubair said that he could not bear to see the picture, because when he saw it, his legs shivered with pain. Zubair claimed the mob hurled communal slurs at him and he was beaten until he went unconscious.

The riots erupted Sunday and continued for the next two days. The death toll in the violence has climbed to 39.

Wilayat al-Hind

In May 2019, after one of the members of the Islamic State died in a clash with Indian security forces in Kashmir, the terror group announced the establishment of a new branch in India — Wilayat al-Hind

The ISIS announced the establishment of this new branch after it was driven out from its so-called “caliphate” in Iraq and Syria.

Meanwhile, a pro-ISIS group this week launched an India-specific publication, titled — ‘Voice of Hind‘. All these seem to be an attempt to take advantage of the tensed and volatile situation in the national capital.

In February, in its weekly newsletter, the ISIS had condemned the Citizenship Amendment Act.

It also said that regardless of Indian Muslims’ loyalty towards their country, they are being kicked out. The terror group further said that democracies inherently seek to stifle Islam.


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  1. Appears as if ‘The Print’ is working for the ISIS. You guys must remember that the ISIS used to exist as a force till it’s chief Abubakar was hounded and decimated in his home turf while running for his life. You guys must be hallucinating to imagine that this defunct organization can still be credible enough to issue threats to a country like India. Of course if the Congress party was in power, it could have expected to get some cooperation to carry out it’s threats. It is better it gets down to relaxing now and wait.

  2. Jinna was an intelligent person when compared to Gandhi. He deported or killed Hindus in Pakistan by the way he established a Muslim country
    Here in India they failed to establish a Hindu country. All the chaos are the making of them. Even now Hindus are not aware of Islamic ideology. Secularism has no meaning in Islam.
    Unity among the Hindus is a need atmost
    First we will eliminate the traitors, we must learn from the past else we will end with nothing. Hope we will unit. Jai hind

    • What a sad little illiterate piece of s#%* you are. Let go of this hate. You are all Indians irrespective of faith creed or caste. Learn to love your neighbour inspite and despite all this hate-mongering from your leaders.l and you will see India shine.

    • What a sad little illiterate piece of s#%* you are. Let go of this hate. You are all Indians irrespective of faith creed or caste. Learn to love your neighbour inspite and despite all this hate-mongering from your leaders.l and you will see India shine.

    • Omg! What a sad little illiterate piece of s#%* you are. Let go of this hate. You are all Indians irrespective of faith creed or caste. Learn to love your neighbour inspite and despite all this hate-mongering from your leaders.l and you will see India shine.

  3. Just for the sake of Allah, I ask Indian Muslim to not encourage a filthy terrorist organisation like this plz. India is our mother land & whatever happened is all because of violence from both the side. We can’t see our India getting lamented by such organisation. We Indian Muslim are safe here, we will die here. Guys plz India ko bachao. Plz sab eak ho jao plz

  4. Wow funny …this paper which is financed and controlled by jihadis is expected of doing such things only ….fools don’t u have eyes and ears ,since 70 days in whole of India jihadi campaign was conducted by Muslims ….riots happened ,including in Delhi …even in latest riots it’s Muslims who have brutally killed hindus ,including police …and here u r portraying them as victims …down with u

  5. ISIS and Indian left librandus are playing the same game. One leads from the front and the other support it on ground.

    • BJP is an ISlamic party itself faking a Hindu identity. Their preference for a language of Islamic origin Hindi/Urdu and Islamic Sharia compliant Halal meat says a lot about them.

  6. This confrontational attitude will polarise the Hindus further and will strengthen BJP even more. And that will not do any good to Indian Muslims, and their well wisher Pakistan.

    • Hindus by their upbringing can’t be united on any issue as Hindus don’t subscribe to one view as Muslims do. Hindus could not unit when Mughals and Britishers made them their slaves. They can’t do now or any time in future. They can feel freedom even when they are slaves.

  7. Very unfortunate. However, the security establishment ought to have sensitised the political executive, from the time lynchings and hate crimes started, that forces inimical to India would exploit these social fissures.

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