One of the missing youngsters from Kasaragod in Kerala has reportedly sent a text message to his parents stating, “People may call me a terrorist. If fighting in the path of Allah is terrorism, yes I am a terrorist.” The message was reportedly sent by Mohammad Marwan (23), who went missing along with several others, according to The Times of India.
The message was reportedly sent via the Telegram app in the last week of June, with the sender claiming that it was sent from Daulathul Islam (Islamic State). But intelligence agencies have not yet confirmed that the message was sent.
The Times of India reports that in the message Marwan promised his parents to come back after his work in IS, to help the Muslims in Kashmir, Gujarat and Muzaffarnagar.
“Here, Muslims, including little children are killed in the bomb attack by the US and Russian forces. How can I sit comfortably at home when the Muslim Ummah (community) is attacked?” he asked in the message, reports ToI.
“Didn't the Prophet taught us that the entire Ummah is like one body? It is my religious duty to fight for the protection of the community,” he said.
He has also detailed poor living conditions of the community in the Islamic State.
“You have facilities like palatial houses, fridge and car, but see the condition of the Muslims here. Here, they don't have even have electricity as the enemies of Islam have blocked everything. However, the people are contended and happy as they believe that Allah is with them,” reads the message. He also informed his family that no body brainwashed or recruited him, that he intentionally joined IS to fight for Allah.
He has also mentioned in the message that if he dies he will be the martyr for Islam.