The terrorist outfit Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) has issued a statement, threatening to attack various Indian cities, after the controversial remarks of the now suspended BJP national spokesperson Nupur Sharma, on Prophet Muhammad.
A statement issued by the AQIS read that its “mujahideen” are ready to blow themselves up in Delhi, Mumbai, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, to exact revenge from “saffron terrorists”.
In a letter dated June 6, the terror group claimed that the hearts of Muslims across the world are “bleeding” and are filled with “feelings of revenge and retribution” following the former BJP spokesperson’s comments on the Prophet. The letter mentioned, “We shall kill those who affront our Prophet and we shall bind explosives with our bodies and the bodies of our children to blow away the ranks of those who dare to dishonour our Prophet.”
This is not the first time Al-Qaeda has ventured into what should be India-centric events. Earlier, in April, it also tried to exploit the hijab controversy.
Further instigating the Muslim population to raise their voices in honour of the Prophet, the letter also alleged that the ruling BJP is working towards “occupying India”.
After Nupur Sharma complained of receiving death threats, the suspended party leader was provided with security. Maharashtra Police has asked her to appear before the authority on June 22 to record her statement, after a FIR was lodged in the case. As per claims made by the opposition, the controversy that has erupted is “denting India’s image”.
Countries such as Afghanistan, Bahrain, Indonesia, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE have merged their voices with other protesting Arab nations, to condemn Sharma’s remarks.