In a rerun of what the nation witnessed with lawless Tablighi Jamaatis who attacked and misbehaved with doctors, nurses and police while in quarantine during the pandemic, the IIT graduate jihadi Ahmed Murtaza Abbasi who attacked Gorakhnath temple has now attacked police while in custody.
Murtaza scratched an Inspector on the face with his nails, and elbowed another policeman with his plaster-clad hand. He also misbehaved with doctors who were checking him up. Readers would remember that Murtaza’s family have tried to use the ‘mental illness’ card to save this dangerous terrorist.
UP ATS has picked up 5 suspects from Gorakhpur who are as fanatical as Murtaza and were aware of all his actions. During questioning, Murtaza said he wanted to establish Sharia Law in the country, and wanted to terrorize people by demonstrating cruelty through his attack on the Gorakhnath temple.
Investigators have also analyzed Murtaza’s Apple macbook and mobile – it has emerged that he was using VOIP calling and Facetime to chat with terror contacts overseas. He had 6 Facebook accounts, in one of which he used to chat in Arabic.
Murtaza claimed he was ‘provoked’ by ‘anti-Muslim’ activities like CAA, NRC (both those laws have no impact on Indian Muslims), Hijab (hijab row was manufactured to arm-twist Karnataka govt to allow the headcover in classrooms, whereas even private Muslim and Christian educational institutions in Kerala do not allow it).
It has also emerged that Murtaza wanted to develop a social-networking app called JARIIMA (An Arabic-origin word meaning crime/sin) to connect fellow fanatics and jihadis from all over the world in a secure way. After graduating from IIT-Mumbai in Chemical Engineering, he had done a mobile app developer course.
The investigation is soon going to be handed over to NIA, once the UAPA law is invoked.
Actually, the desire to implement Sharia Law (rule based on Islamic law) across Bharat and make it into Dar-ul-Islam (land of Islam) is not new. This goal was first openly stated by the now-banned terror org SIMI (Students Islamic Movement of India) which was created in 1977 (a mere 30 years after a bloody partition demanded by Islamists) by a student pursuing PhD in physics at the Aligarh Muslim University (not surprising, as it was AMU founder Syed Ahmed Khan who first coined the two-nation theory). SIMI’s founder Dr. Mohammad Ahmadullah Siddiqi went on to pursue higher studies in USA and later became a professor of journalism and public relations at Western Illinois University, USA.
It is worth noting that most disclosures on this case are appearing on Hindi news outlets, while English-language media (ELM) is trying to bury this terror attack in the back pages. ELM is more interested in doing feature articles and opinion pieces on the SulliBai controversy or Lakhimpur Kheri incident, than focusing on the dangerous radicalization among educated Muslims and Ashrafi supremacists who harbor dreams of turning the clock back to medieval time and ruling the kafirs once again.