MIM president Asaduddin Owaisi said that IS' ideology is devilish and based on hatred. (Press Trust of India file photo)
Hyderabad: MIM president Asaduddin Owaisi today said that he will not be cowed down by threats from ISIS, and continue to speak out against it as it has nothing to do with Islam.
A day after somebody tweeted on his wall asking him to shut his mouth and leave democracy, the Hyderabad lawmaker, who moves around without any security, said he would not seek protection in the wake of threats.
"I receive such threats every day. I will live as long as Allah wills," he said.
Stating that IS' ideology is devilish and based on hatred, Mr Owaisi said there was need to finish this ideology.
"They don't know mercy. They don't know the meaning of mercy. They massacred 1.5 lakh Muslims including scholars," he said, pointing out that all Islamic scholars in India and abroad have condemned IS actions and urged people to be cautious.
The Lok Sabha member said Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) had taken a political stand that it is against all anti-national forces.
An alleged IS sympathiser had tweeted "It's better for you to shut your mouth on Islamic State if you don't know the truth, Islamic State will invade India soon."
To this Mr Owaisi replied "Sir you are a bloody Takfiri, if you want to debate on Evil ISIS I am ready you will not be able to counter my Theological Points."
"You can dream so keep dreaming Takfiri read book on ISIS will bring y out of Darkness of ISIS Allah give Taufeeq," Mr Owaisi added.
He said he replied as he would not have kept quiet on the rubbish of invading India.
The IS sympathiser then tweeted asking Mr Owaisi to leave democracy. "Your Disgrace for Muslims of India. Opposing Islamic state will lead you to hell only repent before end."
Mr Owaisi told reporters that this itself shows that IS thinking is devilish. "The power of sending somebody to hell or heaven rests solely with Allah. It's not in the hands of any human being," he added.