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Prophet row: After AQIS, Islamic State wing threatens to attack in India following Nupur Sharma’s remarks

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Amid raging controversy over remarks by now-suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma on the Prophet Muhammad, the Islamic State has threatened to carry out attacks across India, reports The Indian Express.

The Islamic State’s Khurasan province, operating in the Indian subcontinent, has launched a news bulletin service. According to independent news manager Khorasan Diary on Twitter, the organization’s first newsletter focuses on India and the issue of blasphemy.

“The video features @NupurSharmaBJP, the National Spokesperson for @BJP4India and bulldozing homes of Muslims. It then goes on to present earlier statements by ISKP suicide bombers who were Indian. Threatening to carry out attacks on India in whenever possible,” said a message near the handle.

“It then features @narendramodi and the attacks on Sikhs in Afghanistan followed by animations of a suicide bomber. Ending with a message to carry out attacks very soon,” the post said.

Earlier, the ISKP published a 50-page document on the same subject with photos of Prime Minister Narendra Modi petting a cow. He had called for attacks on India and on Indian interests.

Last week, Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) issued a letter warning of suicide bombings in Indian cities to avenge the insult to the Prophet Muhammad.

In the threatening letter dated June 6, AQIS said it would launch suicide bombings in Delhi, Mumbai, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat to “fight the honor of the Prophet”. All states were briefed by intelligence agencies on the threat and asked to be on high alert.

The remark on Prophet by now-suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma led to violent protests and street riots in several parts of the country, including outside the Delhi Jama Masjid. The remarks also drew condemnation from more than a dozen Gulf countries.