After row, Navi Mumbai blogger says ISIS against humanity

  • Vijay Kumar Yadav, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Aug 17, 2015 15:51 IST
File picture: Zuber Khan had declared on social media that he wants to give up his Indian citizenship to become an official spokesperson for the Islamic State (IS). (Photo: Bachchan Kumar)

Navi Mumbai resident Zuber Ahmed Khan, who sparked controversy after allegedly expressing a desire on social media to join the Islamic State (IS), has now said the terror group is against humanity.

In his latest blog, Khan has said he does not want to give up his Indian citizenship and wants to become the nation’s strength through his courageous, unbiased writing.

Khan said had, in his blog on August 14, said he was disturbed by India’s economic and domestic problems. But a philanthropist outfit guided him not to write harsh and violent articles.

“With the help of this agency (outfit), I realised that ISIS is against the humanity,” Khan wrote in his blog. “To have sympathy with an organisation, which is killing humanity, would be the worst thing in life.”

Read: Mumbai resident who wanted to join IS detained by Delhi Police

Khan came on security agency’s radar in the first week of this month after an alert Mumbai based netizen shot an e-mail to commissioner of police Rakesh Maria, informing him about a highly objectionable and sensitive post on 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon and Islamic State, going viral on social media and micro-blogging sites.

“I am innocent and that’s why IB and Maharashtra ATS officials gave me fair treatment. I realised I was crossing my limit of expression and used harsh language to express my thoughts. I will not stop writing. I will write for humanity, social cause and it will be in constructive manner and not in destructive manner,” Khan told HT.

Read: Zuber’s accounts hacked, he is not an IS sympathiser, says brother

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