Foreign Policy Watch: Cross-Border Terrorism

IS may have set up sleeper cells in India

  1. News: The Islamic State may have set up sleeper cells in India, according to the new Iraqi Ambassador to India
  2. Reason: Influence of foreign-funded Islamic seminaries and preachers who teach an exclusivist version of Islam
  3. The Ambassador told that India should watch the Islamic seminaries and preachers more closely to understand the kind of Islam being preached
  4. Islamic seminaries and televangelists are powerful tools in the war that the IS is waging and therefore countries should exercise more control on these sections
  5. Sleeper cells: Underground groups of trained terrorists who wait to stage attacks and are ready to act at their leaders’ command

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