The terrorist militant group Islamic State (IS) has used an image of the recent Delhi riots, turning it into a poster inciting Muslims to unite and join their Jihadist cause.
According to the US-based SITE Intelligence group, that keeps an eye on the activities of global terror organisations, the call has been given by an Indian subcontinent focused IS-aligned media unit.
The poster image used by them was originally clicked by Reuters photographer with the caption ‘A Muslim man is being beaten by pro-CAA supporters in Delhi.’
Unsurprisingly, the viral image of a Muslim man being beaten by a Hindu mob in Delhi has now been repurposed by ISIS, in a poster justifying retaliatory violence in “Wilayat al-Hind,” the Caliphate’s “Indian Province.” pic.twitter.com/Cw5EzAvmE5
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The image has also become the face of the Delhi riots that started Sunday (23 February) night.
According to Hindustan Times, the ISIS had even earlier used images from protests in India to instigate the Muslims by highlighting the atrocities committed against them in the country.
However, the Indian government has repeatedly said that Indian Muslims have rejected IS’s ideology.
Delhi witnessed one of the worst communal violence of the country from Sunday till Wednesday, where 39 lives were lost, shops, houses were looted and burnt.