Second Sunrise of Indian Jihad – Praveen Swami (The Hindu-India)
(dailyalert.org, Apr. 3, 2014)
The al-Qaeda ideologue Asim Umar asked India’s Muslims last summer:
“You who have ruled India for eight hundred years, you who lit the flame of the one true God in the darkness of polytheism: how can you remain in your slumber when the Muslims of the world are awakening?”
“If the youth of the Muslim world have joined the battlefields with the slogan ‘Shari’a or Martyrdom,’ and put their lives at stake to establish the Caliphate, how can you lag behind them? Why is there no storm in your ocean.”
Last week’s arrests of the key recruiter and the operations chief of the Indian Mujahideen has led to speculation that India’s most feared terror group – responsible for savage serial bombings in major cities, including the 2006 attacks on Mumbai’s suburban train system – may be disintegrating.
But investigators have found disturbing new evidence that Umar and other propagandists are succeeding in calling a new army into being.