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An article in the latest issue of the jihadi magazine Sawt Al-Hind ("The Voice of India") compares India with Israel, accusing the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party of Prime Minister Narendra Modi of allowing crimes against Muslims in different regions of India.
Sawt Al-Hind is a monthly magazine published by Ansarul Khilafah in Hind ("Aiders of the Caliphate in India"). The Caliphate refers to the caliphate of the Islamic State (ISIS). The latest issue – Issue 17, the release of which corresponds with the Islamic month of Dhul Qadah 1442, beginning June 30, 2021 – was shared recently on Telegram.
The article, titled "Israel of South Asia," is part of a series called "From Brothers in Maldives." It says while many crimes are being committed against Muslims in India, such as in the regions of Kashmir, Lakshadweep, and Gujarat, the Muslim island nation of the Maldives is developing good relations with India. "As Muslims, we all must be against the disbelievers," it says.
Following is the text of the article:
"Violence Against Muslims In India Is Nothing New"; "For This Reason, It Can Be Said That India Is The 'Israel' Of The South Asia"
"For the past weeks, Muslims all over the world were roared against the atrocities that the Jewish state of Israel committed against Palestine, which had crossed all limits in the last ten nights of Ramadan [the holy month of fasting ending May 12, 201]. However, it was tragic to see how the noises have been decreasing, which is what happens mostly nowadays. Nonetheless, it shows that some people still care about what is happening to Muslims, even if it is for a few days.
"Our Prophet Muhammad described the state of the momineen [believers] as one body that feels the pain of the other parts of the body. The Prophet said: 'The similitude of believers regarding mutual love, affection, fellow-feeling is that of one body; when any limb of it aches, the whole-body aches, because of sleeplessness and fever' – (Sahih Muslim 2586).
"As the Muslims are as if one body, the kuffar [unbelievers], even though their hearts are divided, will be at the forefront when fighting Muslims and inflicting harm upon the Muslims. Indeed, the impure mushrikeen [polytheists] of India are included among the top countries with the most crimes against Muslims and are the staunchest haters of Islam and Muslims. Violence against Muslims in India is nothing new. It has been going on for many years and continues to this day. For this reason, it can be said that India is the 'Israel' of the South Asia.
"On 6 December 1992, the Babri mosque was demolished by lunatic Hindu mushrikeen during a riot held by Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The [16th century] mosque... had been closed down for Muslims to pray as per the mythical belief of Hindu mushrikeen ... [to be] the birthplace of their false-deity by the name Rama; and they were planning to make that place a temple before going on to demolish it. In the skirmishes which followed after the demolition, thousands of Muslims were killed.
"Another example of Hindu mushrikeen's crime against Muslims is the Gujarat massacre [of 2002] in the western state of India. It is worth remembering that the Chief Minister of Gujarat back then was the hardcore Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the current Prime Minister of India. Apart from the damages to properties, hundreds and thousands of Muslims were tortured, butchered, raped, burned alive, and killed in what became another tragedy among the lost pages of history.
"From the massacres of Gujarat, in one incident that has been dubbed as Naroda Patiya Massacre, which took place in Ahmedabad, 97 Muslims were killed by a mob of 5000 Hindu mushrikeen mobilized by Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and backed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Most of the time, Indian police also helps the Hindu mushrikeen in assaulting the Muslims by direct action or by guiding them."
"The Most Recent Crime Among Crimes Of Hindu Mushrikeen Is Up For A Show In [The Federally Ruled Predominantly Muslim Island Of] Lakshadweep"
"In 2019, a ferocious campaign against Muslims of Kashmir was initiated by revoking Article 370 of the Indian Constitution [which was given special status to the then state of Jammu & Kashmir. Note: we do not acknowledge the Indian Constitution. At the same time, additional thousands of Indian troops were deployed there. And the internet was barred to block any showing of what is happening there. With this, it was made possible for Hindu mushrikeen to sort of invading the Kashmir, which is going on till this day.
"To show a glimpse of what evil plans are on the minds of Hindu mushrikeen, here are some quotes from BJP MLA [member of legislative assembly] Vikram Singh Saini: He says, "The workers are very excited and those who are bachelors, they can get married there. There is no issue now. Earlier, there were many atrocities on women.' In another place, he says, 'I would want to get a house in Kashmir. Everything over there is beautiful – the place, the men, and women. Everything.'
"The most recent crime among crimes of Hindu mushrikeen is up for a show in [the federally ruled island of] Lakshadweep. Under the Lakshadweep Development Authority Regulations, it will be allowed to snatch the homes of the people in the name of development of the land. Also included in the legislation is the ban on cow slaughtering and allowing liquor to be served at the resorts. It is noteworthy that the majority of Lakshadweep is Muslims ranging about 97%. At the forefront of the Lakshadweep crimes are Praful Khoda Patel from BJP, who was the home minister of Gujarat when Modi was its chief minister.
"Even though the crimes of India against Muslims are clear as day, [the neighboring island nation of] the Maldives, in which most of the population is Muslim, is day by day moving toward being under their complete control. [The] Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) and its leader Mohamed Nasheed are close associates of Modi and the Indian mushrikeen. Therefore, it will not surprise us when the Taghut [tyrant] Ibrahim Mohamed Solih (Ibu), the current president of the Maldives and a childhood friend of Taghut Mohamed Nasheed, establishes the [good] relations between both the countries.
"When Taghut Ibrahim Mohamed Solih was elected as the president, Taghut Modi was invited to the swearing-in ceremony, while the blood of Muslims that was on his hands [from the times of Gujarat massacres] had not dried out. He was also invited to give a speech on the shirki [polytheistic] Parliament of the Maldives. The relationship between the two countries (especially military) has been on the rise since then."
"Will A Kafir [Unbeliever] Country Like India Come And Help A Muslim Majority Country Like The Maldives, All In The Name Of [Good Relations Between] Neighboring Countries..."
"An issue that has been a source of discontent for the local population is the Uthuru Thilafalhu agreement between India and the current Maldivian government to develop a harbor and a dockyard. A leaked draft of the agreement reads that Indian troops will be stationed at Uthuru Thilafalhu for a period of thirty years, which, if not objected to by either party, would be extended by another thirty years by default.
"Another issue for the outrage among the local population is Addu Police Academy. It is a large area of space with many facilities, which can be compared to a mini-city being built in the strategic city of Addu. This can be linked to another issue that has recently come up: establishing an Indian consulate in the same area as the Police Academy.
"Apart from the debts and loans from India, which is drastically increasing, Indian army members are also in the Maldives, to which the government says there are no 'armed troops.' In addition to this, there are helicopters and a Dornier airplane of India in the Maldives. To note, Indians have been operating it under the guise that the apostate Maldivian army members are not qualified and to train them.
"One can ask a simple question at this point: Will a kafir [unbeliever] country like India come and help a Muslim majority country like the Maldives, all in the name of [good relations between] neighboring countries and diplomacy if there were no benefit for them? Or there was no ulterior motive. That is all while butchering and torturing Muslims in Kashmir and Lakshadweep, both of which are in their own backyard.
"As Muslims, we all must be against the disbelievers because they will not be pleased as long as we profess Islam in its entirety and until we do everything at the hands of their slaves — the apostate leaders – to label Muslims as fundamentalists or terrorists, and finally, arrest and torture them.
"'O you who believe! Take not as (your) Bitanah (advisors, consultants, protectors, helpers, friends, etc.) those outside your religion (pagans, Jews, Christians, and hypocrites) since they will not fail to do their best to corrupt you. They desire to harm you severely. Hatred has already appeared from their mouths, but what their breasts conceal is far worse. Indeed, we have made plain to you the ayat [verse] if you understand' – (Aal-e-Imran: 118)."
Source: T.me/ VOH06_BOT, June 24, 2021. The original English of the article has been lightly edited for clarity and standardization.