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Caliphate need to be spread with Muslim youth supporters: ISIS woman recruiter

Hyderabad: Afsha Jabeen, alleged ISIS recruiter who was deported to India from UAE a few days ago, has reportedly confessed that she and Salman Mohiuddin used Facebook groups to propagate Islamic State ideology and convince
India TV News Desk September 16, 2015 7:08 IST
India TV News Desk

Hyderabad: Afsha Jabeen, alleged ISIS recruiter who was deported to India from UAE a few days ago, has reportedly confessed that she and Salman Mohiuddin used Facebook groups to propagate Islamic State ideology and convince Indian Muslim youth to join the terrorist group.

According to media reports, Afsha Jabeen alias Nicky Josepha told the police that she first met Salman in 2010 via Facebook.

"In an online post, I wrote Ali without a suffix RZ and Salman corrected me. I got introduced to Salman's YouTube channel and started liking him. I shared my social media IDs with him and we regularly used to share our views on various issues related to Islamic State," Afsha, a commerce graduate of Shadan College in Tolichowki, confessed to the RGI Airport police.

Afsha created Facebook group "Islam vs Christianity Friendly Discussion" in 2010 to clear the doubts of Christians about her religion. She assumed the pseudonym Nicky Joseph to manage the account and made Salman an admin of the group.

"The FB group became very popular with over 50,000 followers, but in 2014 it was blocked for posting ISIS-related content. But, immediately, I started another group with the same name," Afsha said in her confession to the police.

Salman also operated four groups — "Daula News Room", "Moderators Vs Liberals", "Daula Islamia" and "Revelations and Hadith” and made Afsha an admin of all of them.

Salman Mohiuddin, also from Hyderabad, was arrested in January this year at the airport when he was preparing to board a flight to Dubai on way to Syria via Turkey.

Both Afsha and Salman were in regular touch till he got arrested on Hyderabad Airport.

"I am a strong supporter of ISIS and impressed by their activities as they effectively stopped Syrian ruler Asad from committing atrocities against Sunni Muslims and wanted to establish sharia law," Afsha reportedly said in her confession.

"While chatting on FB groups, I used to motivate gullible youth from India through videos of ISIS activities. I used to post in my group saying that Indian Muslims are being ruled by non-believers and there is a need to spread the geographical area of ISIS caliphate with Muslim youth supporters," Afsha confessed.

Afsha was sent to 10 days police custody on Tuesday. She was on September 12 sent to 14-day judicial custody by a Hyderabad court.