Jamaat asks India to take lead in helping Syrian refugees
Deccan Chronicle | DC Correspondent
He claimed that the ISIS was a creation of the US and Israel to further their agenda
M. I. Shanawaz MP speaks at the 'Muslims against ISIS convention organised by Jaamat-e-Islami in Kozhikode on Saturday. (Photo: DC)
Kozhikode: Jamaat-e-Islami Kerala leader M. I. Abdul Azeez has demanded that India take a leadership role in helping the refugees of Syria.
Delivering the presidential speech at a convention against ISIS the group organised here on Saturday, he said the rebels were no way connected to Islam or Muslims.
He claimed that the ISIS was a creation of the US and Israel to further their agenda. "Its so-called Khalifa was released by CIA from gaol. Why was he set free? Also, it has come in handy for none other than Syrian autocrat President Bashar al-Assad," he alleged.
M.I. Shahnawaz MP, who inaugurated the event, said no Islamic country or Muslim organisation was backing ISIS.
"But there are increasingly false propaganda based on the activities of ISIS. That is worrisome. If any splinter group commit gruesome things in the name of religion, the entire religion or community should not be held responsible," he said.
C.T. Zakir Hussain of Muslim Education Society (MES) cautioned that ISIS was fast becoming a weapon in the hands of a few elements to tarnish Islam.
"We are a misrepresented community. This type of extremism in the name of religion has been raising its ugly head in some corners of our country also," he said. Shaikh Mohammed Karakunnu, Mujeeb Rahman Kinalur, M.K Mohammadali and others spoke.