Mumbai: Mohammad Marwan, one of the 15 Kerala youths who allegedly traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State gave a message to his family through the communication app Telegram, by saying that he is in ISIS territory and added that he would come back only after he “finishes work with IS to help the persecuted Muslims in Kashmir, Gujarat and Muzaffarnagar”.
He also confirmed that he was not influenced by anyone to take up the journey, and explained that he was fully aware of what he was doing.
Marwan said. “No one has brainwashed me and recruited me to IS. I decided to leave for fighting for Islam after reading news about the developments in the Islamic State.”
“Here, Muslims, including little children, are killed in the bomb attack by the US and Russian forces. How can I sit comfortably at home when the Muslim ummah (community) is attacked,” he wrote. “People may call me a terrorist. If fighting in the path of Allah is terrorism, yes I am a terrorist,” he added.
Marwan also gives detail about the scenario in Syria, he said, “things are in bad shape in IS-controlled areas. You have facilities like palatial houses, fridge and car, but see the condition of the Muslims here. Here, they don’t have even have electricity as the enemies of Islam have blocked everything. However, the people are contended and happy as they believe that Allah is with them… Right now it is a 24-hour war here.”
He said he would be called as a martyr in afterlife if he dies in the battlefield, Marwan wrote, “The martyr who died fighting for Islam has the privilege of recommending 70 persons from family to the other world.”