Vicky Nanjappa

Journalism for Vertebrates®

Al Qaeda’s hijab video aimed at swaying Indian Muslims, dividing India culturally

New Delhi, Apr 12: The recent hijab controversy in Bengaluru was followed by a video by the Al Qaeda which sang praises of the girl who defied the ban. While the Al Qaeda has been largely weakened, it still remains one of the most resilient groups and over the past couple of years, it has focused heavily on India with clear attempts to invoke a culture war.

A recent UN report noted that the Al Qaeda has anything between 150 to 200 terrorists from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Myanmar who are part of the Al Qaeda in the Sub-Continent (AQIS).

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