Hyderabad: ISIS recruiters use various tactics to lure youngsters from India apart from showering them with ISIS propaganda materials.
Recruiter Shafi Armar from Bhatkal used to personally message each Indian who liked the propaganda Facebook page or who followed the propaganda Twitter handle. Another technique is to introduce other men and women from various parts of the world interested in the ISIS through groups and channels created in the messenger app Telegram.
The group members usually debate on the relevance of Khalifa (one leader for the entire Muslim world), loopholes in a democratic system, the idea of Jihad etc. By participating in these debates, youngsters sometimes get convinced that ISIS can build a better world and is their “ticket to heaven”.
This pattern has been revealed in various chargesheets related to ISIS cases filed by the NIA. In the remand report submitted at a local court in Hyderabad, National Investigation Agency officials had stated that the five men who were arrested for planning terror attacks, had been receiving “directions from ISIS to plan and carry out violent terror attacks”. In earlier cases too, few youngsters from Hyderabad had been brainwashed by ISIS agents.