It’s only a Tiny Minority of Extremists doing this — only four thousand cases. “Love Jihad: luring girls online and forcing them to convert to Islam,” from AsiaNews, October 6 (thanks to C. Cantoni):
New Delhi (AsiaNews / Agencies) – The High Court of Kerala has asked the state police and the Interior Minister in New Delhi to open an investigation into the so-called “Love Jihad” and “Romeo Jihad” operations planned by Muslim organizations that lure young girls with the promise of the soul mate and then force them to convert to Islam.
The request of the judge KT Sankaran has coincided with a Kerala court rejection of a request to release on bail of two young Muslim men accused of having deceived two schoolgirls from Pathanamthitta college. The suspects belong to the Campus Front, a Muslim student group, linked to the Popular Front of India (PFI) a confederation of organizations of Islamic inspiration, also active in the states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
The two students, originally from Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram, testified in court that they were lured with promises of marriage and then held hostage in a centre in Malappuram. They say they were forced to watch videos and read books glorifying religious extremism.
The police in Kerala is concerned that the phenomenon may be widespread. The Muslims are the second largest religious community of the state after Hindus, accounting for 24% of the population, over 30 million people, and this gives a dense network of relationships that can facilitate the operations of priming and conversion.
The first clues to the story date to the beginning of 2009 when the police registered in over six months, almost 4 thousand conversions to Islam among girls who had had dealings with the network of Romeo Jihad….