ISIS makes Indian terrorist its poster boy in new video to lure youth from country

An Indian ISIS fighter has become the new poster boy for the terror outfit, as per a media report.

Last Updated: May 01, 2016, 20:16 PM IST
ISIS makes Indian terrorist its poster boy in new video to lure youth from country
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Delhi: An Indian ISIS fighter has become the new poster boy for the terror outfit, as per a media report.

According to a report in Mail Today, a new video released by the Islamic State, features a man who is purported to be Indian terrorist Anwar Hussain.

Hussain was reportedly killed in Afghanistan while fighting for the terror group in 2014. 

The website quoted the video as saying, "Jihad is our duty. For this we (jihadists) have come from several parts of the world. Despite this, Allah ensured good food for all of us. We got best of best food and friends here. In this fight Allah has given us all those things, which one cannot get, even being rich."

Hussain, 39, who was a resident of Bhatkal town in Karnataka was a van driver.

He says in the video - "No one has provoked me nor did anyone force me. I have come here at my will."

The video is of 14-minute duration and in the beginning of the video, the narrator reportedly describes the background of Husain and the views of other 'jihadists' about Hussain.

The other so-called ISIS 'fighters' say that Hussain was fasting the day he was killed.

The narrator says, as per the report, that Hussain told other fighters that "I will break my fast this evening, God willing, in the house of Allah with the houris (virgins of paradise)."

Also in the same video, a masked Afghanistani 'commander' is said to be seen narrating Anwar's struggle to motivate Indian youth.

The so called 'commander' adds that after the training Anwar was supposed to go back to India to become a 'fidayeen'.

The report further says that as per the intelligence agencies, the video is a propaganda technique to revive the recruitment drive because the attraction for the ISIS had been reducing among Indian Muslim youth.

Meanwhile, security expert Sushant Sareen, told Mail Today - "Indian Muslim youth are being provoked by showing such propaganda videos. There are section of people who are also getting influenced by it."