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‘Hyderabad’s Islamic State sympathiser wanted to wage war against India’

Hyderabad engineer Salman Mohiuddin, who was arrested in January for allegedly having links with the Islamic State, has told his interrogators that he wanted to take ISIS war to India, report claimed on Wednesday.

Mohiuddin in his testimony has revealed that he felt that western forces were the reason for miserable state of Muslims across the world and the solution to it was to establish Islamic State.

32-year-old Mohiuddin, who is father of two, was arrested from Hyderabad International Airport from where he was to fly to Dubai. He had planned to reach Syria via Turkey; Cyberabad Police was quoted as saying by Indian Express.

He also said that he intended to join ISIS as he faced discrimination in the US when he was working as a desktop support engineer there. Later, he wanted to wage war against India.

“While I was in Texas, I came in contact with a lady Nicky Joseph, staying in Dubai, through YouTube. I came to know she converted to Islam from Christianity and intended to marry a Muslim. I proposed her to marry and she gave her consent. I and Nickey then decided to join ISIS,” Mohiuddin told interrogators.

However, Ayesha, who was later identified as Afsha Jabeen (Indian-origin), told the interrogators that she had never planned to travel to Syria with Mohiuddin.

In 2014, Mohiuddin returned to India as US did not extend his visa. Here, he started following Islamic State ideologies and got active online.

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