On the eve of Eid al-Adha, Al Qaeda’s Kashmir cell head, who preceded Burhan Wani, released a ten minute long audio tape threatening to “liberate” India from the rule of “cow-worshipping” PM Modi and Hindus. Musa, who is a former Hizbul Mujahideen militant, also warned the government warned the government against deporting Rohingya Muslims.
Hitting out on the Pakistan army for ‘betraying Kashmir’s jihadi movement by supporting the US in war against Mujahideen’ by closing training camps and killing activists.
According to reports, Musa threatened India, saying the country will see its leaders chained and dragged. “Narendra Modi the worshipper of cow, can gather as much might with his politics and diplomacy but won’t be able to stop us… We will hoist the flag of Islam on Hind and we will have the Hindu rulers chained and dragged,” he said.
Earlier, too, Musa had released audio tapes where he had called Indian Muslims “shameless” for not joining jihad.
Zakir Musa recently featured in the list of 12 dreaded terrorists, operating in the Kashmir Valley, released by Indian Army. He has been marked as A++ category terrorist by the Indian Army.
Earlier, Musa as the Hizbul Mujahideen commander had called the separatist Hurriyat Conference leaders “hypocrites”, “infidels”, “followers of evil” and had threatened to chop off their heads and hang them in Srinagar’s Lal Chowk “if they create hurdles in the path of making Kashmir an Islamic state”.
Musa parted ways with the Hizbul recently in a step that could be a tactic to pander to Islamist crowd in Kashmir while keeping a ‘secular’ facade to get international and intellectual support.