- The name of a street in Thuruthi ward of Kasaragod municipality was recently changed to Gaza Street
- A rate card ranging from 7 lakh to 1 lakh for conversion of non-Muslim women to Islam was aired by Times Now
- Radicalization of Youth is now becoming a threat to nation
New Delhi, June 25, 2017:
The name of a street in Thuruthi ward of Kasaragod municipality was recently changed to Gaza, which stands as a reference to the contentious land between Israel and Egypt. The intelligence agencies call the alteration a Radical influence.
“It is not just the Muslims are being swayed by their caliphate but also the Hindus are being hunted and turned into the ISIS terrorist”, reported Times Now blatantly speaking about the Radicalization of Youth for terrorism. Not just that, a report in altnews.in say the rate cards “mysterious” and fake and discards them, calling it a propaganda against Islam.
The Conversion rate mentioned by Times Now goes like this-
- Hindu (Brahmin Girl)= 5L
- Hindu (Kshatriya Girl)= 4.5L
- Hindu (OBC, SC, ST)= 2L
The mainstream media group also aired the rate card ranging from 7 lakh to 1 lakh for conversion to Islam which states the prices of conversion for women belonging to the different class of society with the hashtag “#CaliphateConvertsHindus”.
According to the rate card, the highest bid is 7 lakh for converting Punjabi Sikh girl, 6 lakh for Gujarati girl, 5 lakh for Brahmin Hindu girl and so on.
Another video posted by Times Now highlights the chilling testimony of a mother whose daughter was intending to go to learn Syrian Language and read Quran. The mother told Times Now that she noticed a sudden change of behaviour in her daughter in the duration of one month. She used to walk and talk on phone nonstop for hours. Another 22 years old IS sympathiser Konakalla Subramanyam alias omer embraced Islam, while the family members say they did not know when their son adopted Islam, The Hindu reported.
The radicalization of Youth: Internet, Love Jihad or Poverty?
Radicalization is a major threat to the country with more than 5000 people converted to Islam in the past five years in Kerala. Radicalization is a process in which the extremist groups contempt the holistic ideas and expressions of a nation. Radicalization can be both – violent and non-violent, however when thoughts like “violence is the only way” beings to brew, radical thoughts become lethal for the country as a whole. Violence as an instrument and lack of freedom of expression is a feature of Radicalization. It serves as a kind of sociological trap which will satisfy the material and spiritual need of those afflicted from radical thoughts.
Time and again, Islamic extremist groups have been connecting with the youths through online messaging services and Social Medi, manipulating them to join the violent forces in the communal wars. Radicalization brew from myriads of places but one out of many sources which are now a threat the of the nation is – ‘internet”. Terrorists have used social media platforms exhaustively to buttress their hideous goals and spread their message. Terror groups like Islamic state of Iraq and Syria have used social media to disseminate the video of beheading the US nationals in the past. This created a lot of havoc among the people and thus led to the fulfilment of their agendas. Not only this, Taliban has been active on Twitter from the name “@alemarahweb” since 2011 and has more than 7000 followers. The account was later suspended by Twitter.
“Love Jihad” is another alleged activity under which Muslim men target young Non-Muslim girls and influence their conversion to Islam by feigning love. The notion of Love Jihad first rose in Kerela, and by October 2009 up to 4,500 girls in Kerala were targeted according to the Kerela Catholic Bishops Council, while the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti claimed that 30,000 girls had been converted in Karnataka alone. Love Jihad gradually penetrated in Pakistan and United States also. These groups used emotional appeals like “Love bombings” or interpreted the sacred religious text to persuade people.
Some also argue that in India, Radicalization does not concern itself entirely with the religion. Rather, it is the outcome of dissatisfaction over political and social issues, and it appeals the most appropriate to a particular section of youth. These issues, combined with religious conservatism, may lead to jihadist tendencies.
It is still ambiguous what factors make potential recruits open to persuasion to join Jihadist movement that incites violent protest and terrorism. This ‘open-to-persuasion’ phase is marked by growing compassion with terrorist organisations and political causes that sanction the use of violence.
– by Naina Mishra of Newsgram. Twitter: @Nainamishr94