New Delhi 4, September 2014: The apex body of Indian Muslim organisations condemned and decried the alleged statement of Al-Qaeda chief Ayman Al-Zawhiri that his terrorist organisation has decided to establish an Indian branch.
Dr. Zafarul-Islam Khan, President of the All India Muslim Majlise Mushawarat, the apex body of Indian Muslim organisations, said here today that Indian Muslims totally reject the statement of the Al-Qaeda chief and consider it a disservice to the cause of the Muslims of South Asia who do not require such meddling in their affairs by a foreign terrorist outfit. Dr Khan said Indian Muslims are loyal citizens of their country and they will fight Al-Qaeda if it ever tried to create a presence here. Indian Muslims, Dr Khan said, are protected by the Constitution and laws of India and do not need the dubious help of a foreign terrorist outfit which has caused so much destruction and deestablisation in the Middle East.Dr Khan appealed to the Indian Muslim youth to be careful and chase away any dubious character trying to propaganda Al-Qaeda thoughts which do not belong to the enlightened and moderate mainstream Islam. [end]