Zakir Musa, former Hizbul Commander and new recruit of al-Qaeda, on Monday, slammed Indian Muslims for not joining Islamic jihad for 'Ghazwa-e-Hind' (the final and last battle for the conquest of India).
In his first audio message since joining the global terrorist organisation, reiterated that the war was not just limited to Kashmir. "It's a war between Islam and the infidel," he declared in his first direct address to Indian Muslims in an audio clip shared via Telegram and WhatsApp groups. Against a black al-Qaeda banner, with a world map added along with and two Kalashnikovs rifles emblazoned on two sides, Musa spoke in Kashmiri-accented Urdu.
According to sources quoted by Times of India, two senior Jammu & Kashmir police officers have confirmed it was Musa's voice.
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In the audio message, Musa invoked recent "atrocities" against Muslims in India. "It is shameful that Indian Muslims are spineless and don't act against the perpetrators of such crimes," he said.
Musa then quotes the sayings of Prophet Muhammad and recalls the Conquest Of Hind (Gazwa-e-Hind). "Our beloved prophet has assured Jannat to those who participate in the conquest of Hind," he says.
The militant commander, who earlier had called for public hanging of All Parties Hurriyat Conference leaders in Kashmir, calls the Indian Muslims most unconscionable."Indian Muslims are most unconscionable and have forgotten about the battle of Badr," he states before going on to talk about the issue of cow vigilantism in India.
He says, "My blood boils when I see Muslims being attacked by gau rakshaks and Indian Muslims must form groups to take part in the conquest of Hind."
Expelled Hizbul Mujahideen commander also refuted the reports that he ratted out Sabzar Bhat, the Burhan Wani successor who was recently killed by Indian security forces.