Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Kerala Salafi Men Arrested In Goa for 'ISIS Satan' Message

Goa: 2 from Kerala held for distributing pamphlets with ISIS symbols

January 3, 2017 | UPDATED 10:24 IST 

Two persons hailing from Kerala's Kasaragod district were arrested near Panaji late on Monday while canvassing for a convention of Salafi Muslims scheduled to be held in Karnataka's Mangalore later this month.

HERE'S WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW:
  1. The arrested persons have been identified as Ilyas and Abdul Nazir.
  2. The duo were arrested after local residents complained to the police that they were distributing Kannada-language pamphlets which had the Islamic State symbol and a message titled "ISIS Shaitan".
  3. According to police sources, the pamphlet is being analysed by top police officials as the content of the pamphlet canvasses for a convention of Salafi Muslims due to be held in Mangalore from January 9-16.
  4. Police is also checking the mobile number mentioned on these pamphlets.
  5. "They have been booked under sections 107 (breach of peace) and 151 (preventive arrest) of the Criminal Procedure Code. They have been sent for medical examination at the Goa Medical College," police official said.
     
It is unclear what message they were sending. 'Shaitan' is an Arabic/Urdu word which means Satan. It appears the two men were denouncing ISIS as Satanic. Bookmark this page for the latest updates on the issue.

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