Top terror outfits use riots images for headhunting, radicalisation


Terror outfits, together with ISIS, are scrambling to use riots images for radicalisation and headhunting, sending safety businesses in a tizzy.

According to safety businesses, encrypted chat rooms, Telegram, WhatsApp and DarkNet are buzzing with propaganda, exhorting youth to select up gun and be part of Jihad.

The picture of a Muslim man being violently attacked in the course of the Delhi riots moved everybody on social media. But what’s extra worrying is that the picture was was a poster by Islamic State asking the Muslims of India to unite and be part of Jihad.

The revelation was made after the investigating businesses discovered posters and on-line e-newsletter by an Indian subcontinent centered Islamic State-aligned media unit on encrypted chat community.

The ISIS doc carries an image of CAA protest at Red Fort on its cowl with a message – So the place are you going? A name to Muslims of India. The on-line journal additionally has images of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and NSA Ajit Doval.

As per investigators the journal surfaced on February 27 and in addition options Asaduddin Owaisi and Kanhaiya Kumar as freedom fighters. Investigating businesses have discovered many morphed images, movies and hate speeches circulating on chat apps.

“This has come to our notice and such activities are being monitored,” stated a senior official of a central investigating company.

According to sources, intelligence businesses have info that the sleeper cells of some terror outfits are already striving to determine the susceptible folks, who’re proactively taking part in CAA protest, and could be radicalised.

“We are tracking where such contents are originating and circulating. To stop mass circulation we request service provider to block it,” stated a senior official of Crime Branch of Delhi Police.

It will not be for the primary time that Islamic State has made an effort to capitalise on the native conflicts to incite Muslims to affix them.

Earlier too, movies and footage purportedly displaying atrocities on Muslims in India had been utilized by the worldwide terror outfit to incite the group.

“For radicalization old visuals or footage from Kashmir was used. Circulation of such messages drastically went down after banning internet in the valley post scrapping of Article 370 in J&K. But after Delhi violence images and videos are being misused to incite violence. The timing and sequence of incident hints how there can be a bigger agenda behind the violence,” stated Neelesh Purohit, a cyber intelligence investigator.

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