The police in Mumbai have published a memo
warning that an Islamic institute is brainwashing and training girls for jihad. And the bad part besides that is that the institute has gone the vindictive route:
MUMBAI: Mumbai Police has kicked up a controversy following its circular which says the women's wing of an Islamic organization is "brainwashing and training girls for jihad". The outfit has threatened legal action if no apology is tendered by the police.
The "internal circular" said the Girls Islamic Organization (GIO) of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, one of the country's largest Islamic organizations that runs 40 high schools and three junior colleges in Maharashtra, has been operating with the objective of "brainwashing college and school girls and train them for jihad".
"The group GIO is related to Jamaat-e-Islami Hind and it was established in Kerala. The purported aim of this organization is to make more and more Muslim women aware of their religion and the holy Quran. But the real objective of this organization is to brainwash school and college girls and train them for jihad," the circular, issued last month, says.
The document, meant for internal circulation, got leaked and has invited the wrath of Jamaat with its Maharashtra spokesman Mohammad Aslam Ghazi threatening to sue the police department if it does not apologise.
So rather than offer proof that they're not seeking to corrupt their students, they seek to silence the police on the issue. That aside, the sad reality is that they are trying to make their students aware of "their" religion and the Koran - that is, the jihad verses it contains. The police should not be cowed by these creeps, but unfortunately, that's just what might happen.
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