If we go by the political developments that are taking place, Kerala and West Bengal are on course to become radical Islamic terror hubs. Kerala has acquired the notoriety of being the state that supplied a significant number of ‘human resources’ to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a dreaded terrorist organization. It is to be noted that ISIS, which is known for indulging in crimes against humanity such as the mind-numbingly cruel beheadings and sexual slavery, managed to attract the youth from Kerala.
Kerala, which is under the rule of Communists, emerged as a safe haven for radical Islamists. The phenomenon has a direct correlation with the ever-strengthening affinity between the Leftists and Islamists. Recently, the radical Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, who inspired many Islamist terror attacks, gave a call to the Indian Muslims to undertake a Hijra (migration) to Kerala. His call is apparently to hasten the process of Islamization in the state and transform it into a Sharia no go zone.
West Bengal, on the other hand, refuses to learn from the bloody history of religion-based partition and continues to move in a destructive path. There are reports stating that millions of illegal Bangladeshi Muslims, who have terror links, are staying in West Bengal and enjoying political patronage from parties that claim themselves to be secular. There are restrictions on the celebration of Durga Puja and attacks on Hindus and their places of worship. The blatant vote bank politics pursued by Mamata Banerjee, the Chief Minister of Bengal, is sending alarm bells ringing in the Hindu community.
As per a report published in the Times of India on September 19, 2020, the National Investigative Agency (NIA) arrested nine terrorists, who are linked to Al-Qaeda, a dreaded Islamic terrorist organization. Lethal weapons and Jihadi literature were confiscated from the terrorists, who were planning to unleash a series of attacks to create mayhem and bloodshed. The fact that all these terrorists were arrested from Kerala and West Bengal is a manifestation of the fact that the two states are turning into terror hotbeds.
The people and political parties must realize the fact that the growing Islamization and rampant conversions carried out by Christian missionaries not only pose a major challenge to the unity and integrity of the country but also jeopardizes the safety and security of the people. Therefore, the governments must take active steps to curb the growing menace of terrorism and religious conversions to ward off the potential threats emerging from them.