Let them die in bombing, what they're doing is not Islamic, says father whose son left Kerala to join ISIS
On April 19, a top Home Ministry official had said that the Central government had received no information regarding death of any Indian when the 'Mother Of All Bombs' was dropped on an Islamic State tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan.
Padanna: People from Kerala leaving their homes to join Islamic State to fight in Afghanistan and elsewhere has always been a cause of concern for the security agencies.
On the other hand, family members of most of those who have joined ISIS seem to have accepted that they will never see their relatives again.
One of them, Abdul Rahman Hamza, 66, was quoted as saying by in a media report - "Let them die in a bombing".
"What they are doing is not Islamic. The real Islam doesn't promote terrorism," he added.
Hamza's two sons took their pregnant wives and his two-year-old grandson to the remote Afghan region.
And his wife Hafsath was quoted as saying - "I'm scared. I'm frightened. I'm also worried about the small children, their lives. I don't understand why they have chosen that place. I feel angry at times, but I still want them to come back."
Meanwhile, on April 19, a top Home Ministry official had said that the Central government had received no information regarding death of any Indian when the 'Mother Of All Bombs' was dropped on an Islamic State tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan, close to the Pakistani border on April 13, as per PTI.
There were media reports that 13 suspected Islamic State fighters from India were among the 96 militants killed when the US military dropped the non-nuclear bomb.
Kabul-based Pajhwok Afghan News agency had quoted an unnamed security official as saying that "13 Indian Daesh militants were also among those killed".
Daesh, an acronym for the Arabic phrase al-Dawla al- Islamiya al-Iraq al-Sham (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant), is a name used by Afghan and Arab officials to refer to the ISIS.
The term has gained popularity over the last few years besides the more commonly used 'ISIS', 'ISIL' or 'IS' for the terror group.
(With Agency inputs)