And he ain’t in Tehran, although he is stirring up jihad warfare in India. Doesn’t he, of all people, know that jihad is an interior spiritual struggle? You mean, the Mahdi himself is a Misunderstander of Islam? What are you, some kind of Islamophobe?
Raisen, India – Twelve people who were arrested yesterday for tutoring Muslim youths to wage a holy war, are followers of the controversial Mehdi sect, which believes that the ‘prophet’ would come to this world again when injustice increases.
One of the arrested, Mohammed Shakil, claimed that he was Mehdi and would become omnipotent in a few years.
Nice work if you can get it.
A section of Muslims believe in Mehdi, a concept not universally accepted in Islam because of its radical beliefs.
”During interrogation, the accused denied instigating Muslim youths for waging a holy war or meeting Al Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden,” Additional Director General of Police (Intelligence) Surendra Singh told UNI here.
Prima facie, the case did not appear to be part of a major terrorist conspiracy.
Meanwhile, Mateen Khan and Athar Mohammed had claimed that the accused were motivating them for ‘jehad’ and taking them to New Delhi.
Both informed Shahar Qazi Zaheer Khan, who alerted the police and a raid at a flat in Ward Number One Narapura locality yesterday led to the arrests.