Mujahid Balussery, an Islamic preacher has called for a ‘caliphate’ in the state of Kerala and set the target of making it an Islamic State in 10 years. In one of his videos, he is calling out “Mujahids”( Arabic term for ‘Jihadis’) to convert Kerala into a ‘caliphate’. He says in the video that “Send all Muslims of Kerala to Mujahid mosques just on Fridays and we can turn Kerala into an Islamic State within 10 years.”
He goes on to say, “We have a duty here…. A man can be morally perfect in every way but will be denied heaven if he worships other gods. Because saying ‘Guruvayurappa save me’ is shirk and is a bigger sin than adultery, homosexuality or lending money for interest and the person will go to hell.”
Clearly, the secularism and tolerance, that is so dear to Communists and Secularists of Kerala is a one sided obligation of Hindus. However, it must be remembered that what he says is sanctioned by Islamic religious scriptures. Even Gandhi was condemned to hell by such ‘secular’ leaders as Muhammad Ali, who led the Khilafat movement about a hundred years ago.
In a 2017 video, the same preacher had compared Hindu temples to brothel! “If you donate money to a Hindu temple or festival, you’re encouraging shirk which is the gravest sin. You wouldn’t donate money to a brothel or a pub,” the preacher says in the video. A case was registered against him for the same. He told the court that it was his duty as an Islamic preacher to tell his followers about these things. He got bail on certain conditions including surrendering his passport, and not to commit similar offences in future.
An Islamist plot?
We had discussed in a previous article how the demographic transition in Kerala would lead to it becoming a Muslim majority state with 2-3 decades. Not only Kerala reports an abnormally high birth rate among Muslims, it also sees thousands of cases of Love Jihad every year. Readers may also remember that Kerala is the hub of ISIS recruits in Bharat.
A few days ago, fugitive criminal Islamist Zakir Naik had urged Muslims to migrate to Kerala. Keeping all these in mind, it seems there is a concerted effort among Islamists to make an Islamist state in Kerala. A few days ago an organisation had also demanded a Muslim majority state be carved out of north Kerala and few districts of Tamil Nadu.
The government should arrest Mujahid Balussery for violating his bail terms, conspiring to overthrow the constitution and also for creating communal unrest. A detailed investigation in this Islamist plot needs to be undertaken by a central agency. The Islamist danger in Kerala must not be underestimated and the sooner we realize this, the better.
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