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RSS mouthpiece takes a dig at China in Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi case

The 'Organiser' said the Institute for the Study of War, a US-based think-tank specialising in Iraq affairs, has forecast that the Islamic State is likely to upstage its proclamation of a Caliphate.

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Updated: Jul 04, 2015, 08.09 PM IST
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The 'Organiser' said the Institute for the Study of War, a US-based think-tank specialising in Iraq affairs, has forecast that the Islamic State is likely to upstage its proclamation of a Caliphate.
The 'Organiser' said the Institute for the Study of War, a US-based think-tank specialising in Iraq affairs, has forecast that the Islamic State is likely to upstage its proclamation of a Caliphate.
NEW DELHI: Expressing concern over growth of ISIS in the world, RSS mouthpiece 'Organiser' today stressed on a coordinated approach to tackle it and said "selective abetment" as China did to Pakistan in the Mumbai terror attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi case will not help the cause.

It said that mere high-handed military approach will not address the issue and will instead make ISIS more popular, noting that unless it is accepted that political Islam with ideology of Jihadism has emerged as a challenge to Western liberalism, a piecemeal approach to the problem will be maintained.

"Mere high-handed military approach will not address the issue; on the contrary, it would make the group more popular. There is a need for coherent containment strategy to deal with the menace and the selective abetment as China did to Pakistan in the Lakhvi case will not help the cause," the editorial in the 'Organiser' said today.

China had recently blocked India's move in the UN demanding action against Pakistan over release of LeT commander Lakhvi in violation of a resolution of the world body as it contended that India provided insufficient information.

The RSS mouthpiece suggested that Islamic countries in West Asia who believe in democratic traditions and understand the dangers of IS menace should lead the strategy for containing Jihadi forces and the voices of Muslims victims of Jihadi terror need to be strengthened.

"Unless we openly accept that political Islam with the ideology of Jihadism has emerged as a challenge to the Western liberalism, we will maintain the piecemeal approach towards the problem.

"Without the coordinated approach, the Islamic State can be temporarily defeated but the idea of Caliphate will continue to perpetuate violence for hundreds of years," "Organizer" said.

The RSS mouthpiece said it needs to be accepted that this phenomenon is a spillover of the Cold War period external interventions in West Asia by superpowers and things have become complicated for the oil-rich region, with the Soviet Union ceasing to be a superpower and the US in "withdrawal" mode.

It said that it has also posed a threat of regional sectarian war between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

The 'Organiser' said the Institute for the Study of War, a US-based think-tank specialising in Iraq affairs, has forecast that the Islamic State is likely to upstage its proclamation of a Caliphate by announcing a new milestone during the month of Ramadan, celebrating first anniversary of a new Caliphate.

"Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) did not disappoint the experts and continued their brutalities in Syria, made their presence felt even in France. Since the pronouncement of the Islamic State Caliphate under the leadership of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on June 29, 2014, the first day of Ramadan last year, the religious fundamentalist idea has not only grown in size, both territorially and in its ranks, but also killed thousands of civilians, beheaded scores of journalists and allegedly blasphemous individuals to display their terror agenda to the whole world.

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