In his regular column in al-Qalam under the pen-name Saadi, Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) chief Maulana Masood Azhar warned his followers to get prepared for action in Myanmar. “We have to do something, and do it urgently,” he said in his article.
“The entire Muslim ummah [nation] is feeling the pain of the Muslim nation,” Azhar wrote in al-Qalam.
For the first time, any leader of a South Asian jihadist group has come forward and substantially called for an action.
“It is because of the sacrifices of the Myanmar Muslims that the ummah is waking up and we are seeing this new awakening among the Muslims of the world. All of us must do whatever we can for the Myanmar Muslims. Just say your prayers, and get up to help them. You don’t need to show off what you are doing: just do it, and never stop,” he further added.
Azhar’s article was published on the eve of the 9/11 anniversary.