Somehow these gunmen got the Islamophobic idea that their actions were in accord with the teachings of the book they were holding. Yet Barack Obama and John Kerry and David Cameron and a host of others assure us that the actions of such people have nothing whatsoever to do with Islam. Who could be right? How to tell? It’s a conundrum!
Suggestion: how about read the Qur’an and see what it says? “Slay the pagans wherever you find them” (9:5) — ah, but only “Islamophobes” quote such verses.
According to reports, a correspondent of an Indian news channel, who travelled to Iraq on spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shanker’s peace mission, met Shafi and Hasan, the two Bangladeshi construction workers in Kurdistan’s capital Erbil, which has been a safe heaven for people running from the ISIS.
They told the correspondent that they were among the 53 Bangladeshi workers who were kidnapped along with the 40 Indian workers in Mosul in June. The gun-wielding men, who were holding the Holy Quran, inquired about their faith. They later assured them that they would be taken to Erbil. The Indian workers also thought they would be released unscathed. Later, both the Indian and Bangladeshi workers were segregated.
According to the men, after some days, an Indian worker named Harjeet Masih joined them and told that his fellow Indian workers had been shot by the militants after they were being taken to a hilly terrain, 6 kilometres away from the spot where Bangladeshi workers were kept.
Harjeet told them that his fellow Indian workers were killed on June 15. He survived as he pretended to be dead. Shafi and Hasan said Harjeet also had two bullet injuries. However, he was fine as the bullets had brushed past him.
Harjeet later reached a place named Al Jamia, where he told the ISIS men that he was a Bangladeshi worker named Ali.
He joined the Bangladeshi workers and narrated them his ordeal. He lived with them pretending to be a Muslim. He offered daily namaz to deceive the ISIS militants….