Snub to Islamic State? Al Qaeda forms new wing to fight for Muslims in India

September 4, 2014 3:37 AM

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Snub to Islamic State? Al Qaeda forms new wing to fight for Muslims in India

New Delhi: As the Islamic State continues hogging headlines after every barbaric act, an overshadowed al Qaeda is gearing up to get its old steam back as its leader Ayman al Zawahri on Wednesday announced the formation of a new terror branch in the Indian subcontinent, besides vowing obeisance to Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar.

In almost an hour-long video posted in jihadi forums, al Qaeda leader Zawahiri declares the formation of Qaeda al Jihad for the Muslims across India (Kashmir, Gujarat, Ahmedabad and Assam), Myanmar and Bangladesh, saying it will crush the “artificial borders” dividing the umma (the Muslim nation) ac...

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