Owaisi says that he receives such threats everyday and will continue to speak against ISIS.
AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi has received a threat from Islamic State (IS) on social media for speaking about his views on the terror outfit and recent Pathankot terror attack. Owaisi had earlier appealed to Muslim youth to not fall prey to the overtures of ISIS agents. He has said that the Pathankot terror attack was a huge embarrassment for the nation. Owaisi nonetheless gave a befitting reply to the tweets posted on his twitter account.
It was reportedly written on Owaisi’s Twitter Wall that “it’s better for you to shut your mouth on Islamic State if you don’t know the truth, Islamic State will invade India soon.”
However, the tweet has since been deleted.
“If someone tells us on Twitter that we will invade India…We will give an answer to it. India is our motherland and we will give a reply to such nonsense,” Owaisi said.
“I receive such threats everyday. I will live as long as Allah wills,” he said.
He said the IS had nothing to do with Islam as it indulges in violence, including against Muslims.
“The thinking of ISIS is in itself an evil mindset and it has nothing to do with Islam,” he said.
Rubbishing the reported threats, he said, “We don’t know in what corner of the world this person is sitting like a rat and speaking from there.”
Asserting that MIM is against those against India, he said his party has been speaking against the IS for the last three years.
Stating that IS’ ideology is devilish and based on hatred, Owaisi said there was need to finish this ideology.
“They don’t know mercy. They don’t know the meaning of mercy. They massacred 1.5 lakh Muslims including scholars,” he said, pointing out that all Islamic scholars in India and abroad have condemned IS actions and urged people to be cautious.
Many scholars in the country have spoken against the terror outfit and condemned its actions, he said, adding he doesn’t fear such threats.
“This is such an ideology that needs to be ended. This ideology is based on enmity. Muslims of the whole world are against them. Big scholars have given ‘fatwas’ against them,” he said.
On the issue of terror attacks in Punjab, Owaisi said the Central government failed to detect the entry of terrorists into Pathankot. Against this backdrop what are the gains of the Prime Minister’s visit to Pakistan, he questioned.