40 Attended ISIS ‘Terror Classes’ in Kerala, Says Woman Recruit

Yasmin said a fugitive ISIS recruiter from Kerala who is operating from Afghanistan indoctrinated about 40 people.

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Yasmin Ahmad, a 28-year-old school teacher in Kerala who had earlier been arrested on the grounds of being a suspected ISIS recruit, and had triggered a probe into 19 people in Kerala who allegedly attended “jihadi classes”, now says nearly 40 people have been indoctrinated.

According to Ahmad, Abdul Rashid, a fugitive ISIS recruiter held these classes, and is now operating out of Afghanistan.

We have identified some of those who attended radicalisation sessions conducted by Rashid in Thrikkaripur in north Kerala’s Kasargode. We are closely watching movements of some of them.
Kerala Police SIT

Ahmad was arrested at the Delhi airport last week, when she was about to board a flight to Kabul. She was reportedly going to join Rashid there. Rashid is believed to have orchestrated the disappearance of 21 youth from Kerala in the months of May and June.

Ahmad couldn’t go along with the group of 21 due to some problem with her 4-year-old child’s travel documents. She belongs to Saudi Arabia and came to Kerala three years ago after she found a job in Peace International School in Malappuram, where she met Rashid.

Rashid used to conduct the sessions in the guise of Quran classes, where he briefed the recruits about the ISIS. He regularly read the ISIS magazine, Dabiq, and used material from online propaganda to radicalise youth.
SIT source

The 19 suspected recruits from Ahmad’s earlier tip-off are on a police watch list.

Source: Hindustan Times

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