NEW DELHI: Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) has vowed to carry out suicide strikes in New Delhi, Mumbai, Uttar Pradesh, and Gujarat in response to two prominent members of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) making insulting remarks about the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
“Saffron terrorists should now await their end in Delhi and Bombay, as well as in UP and Gujarat,” AQIS claimed in a statement.
“Neither their homes nor their fortified army cantonments will provide them any refuge.” If we do not revenge our beloved Prophet (PBUH), may our moms be bereft of us,” the declaration added.
According to Indian media, the organisation threatened to kill people who insulted our prophet (PBUH), saying, “We would bind explosives with our bodies and the bodies of our children to blast away the ranks of those who dare to disgrace our Holy Prophet (PBUH).”
“[They] will find no pardon or clemency, no peace or security will save them, and this affair will not end with any words of condemnation or sadness,” it said.
“Hindutva terrorists seizing India,” Al-Qaeda declared, adding that they will battle for the Holy Prophet’s honour (PBUH).
The BJP’s obscene remarks last week provoked international uproar, with numerous Muslim countries seeking a public apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The comments, according to the 57-member Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), occurred in the backdrop of an increasingly severe atmosphere of anti-Islamic sentiment in India, as well as systematic harassment of Muslims.
Meanwhile, in response to the threats, the Indian government has strengthened security.
Intelligence agencies were checking the authenticity, according to a federal home ministry official. A senior home ministry official in New Delhi stated, “We have also asked state police to ensure that public meetings or protests are not allowed because they could be targeted by the militant organisation.”