Islamist outfit’s top brass won’t come out anytime soon
A lot of hue and cry has been made after the recent arrests of PFI leaders from across the country. PFI and some of its likeminded organisations termed it as selective targeting of Muslim leadership in India. Given the nature of accusation, it is important to look at the seizures made from those arrested and the revelation by law enforcement agencies as it may give an insight into nature of activities being carried out by the arrested leaders.
The law enforcement agencies recovered hundreds of incriminating materials from the hideouts of the accused. It also included brochure and CD related to Mission 2047 (document containing material for converting India into an Islamic State). ED in its remand report of Kannur native Shafi Payath to the court said that the PFI tried to attack the PM Modi rally on July 12 at Patna. NIA has also stated that during nationwide raids conducted at PFI leaders and offices, highly incriminating documents were seized. The probe agency also stated that during investigation, it was found that PFI motivated Muslim youths to join terrorist groups including Lashkar E-Taiba, Islamic State and Al Qaeda. High end communication devices were recovered from one PFI operative Barakatullah in Tamil Nadu, which were being used for deep sea navigation avoiding the detection of coastguard and law enforcement agencies.
PFI has a long history of claiming victimisation even at the drop of a hat. However, the violence orchestrated by its leaders and cadres post arrest of its leaders exposed the violent tendencies of the organisation and proved to the public that arrests were made in the right direction.
Southern states especially states like Kerala and Tamil Nadu where PFI has considerable presence, witnessed spate of violence in aftermath of arrest of PFI leaders. Many members of PFI engaged in violence including throwing petrol bombs and arson in several places in Tamil Nadu and Kerala in protest against the action by NIA. PFI damaged many government and private vehicles, hurled petrol bombs at several houses and held road blockades creating inconvenience to the public. More than 20 PFI/SDPI cadres have been arrested in Tamil Nadu for the violent acts after the arrest of its leaders. Similarly, in Kerala, more than PFI /SDPI cadres were detained for indulging in violence after the arrest of its leaders.
OMA Salam, PFI Chairman is presently under suspension from his department Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) and undergoing departmental enquiry for his unauthorised travel abroad and also holding the post of PFI Chairman while being a government employee. A diary recovered by ED from Salam’s close associate M. Mohammed Ismail revealed about a dark sinister plot of PFI and Salam to create a civil war like situation in India. Nazarudheen Ealamaram, National Secretary of PFI has ten cases registered against him under different sections since 2009.
P Koya, National executive Council member of PFI, was a committed SIMI leader and an Ansar during 1978-79. He was also involved in creating a divide between Gujjars and Malis of Rajasthan. He along with EM Abdul Rahiman, vice president of PFI was privately hosted by IHH, an Al-Qaida linked Turkish charity organisation. EM Abdul Rahiman was the All India General Secretary of SIMI in 1984 and was also associated with Karuna Foundation, a pro-SIMI organisation. Anis Ahmed, General Secretary of PFI openly supported and praised Hamas, an international terrorist organisation. The list is long. It will take at least dozens of pages just to describe the criminal past of PFI leadership. The point is- most of the PFI leaders have a dark past filled with hate for the country and its establishments. All they want is the implementation of their own ideology at any cost. They have no concern for the common Muslims.
Questions are arising from every quarters about the evil intention of PFI leaders, who were planning to destabilise the nation. Radicalising youth through brainwashing, preparing them to kill maximum Hindus in a given time if a civil war breaks out are some of the strategies adopted by PFI. Therefore, those claiming victimization and Islamophobia must give judgements on the basis of the outcome of the raids and investigation, rather than giving knee-jerk response. The only solution to save the country from the sinister plots of the PFI was to ban it.