ISLAMIC STATE

The one who got away

On the night of June 11, 2014, Harjit Masih (24), of Kala Afghana village in Punjab was abducted along with 39 other Indian workers from Mosul amid the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria’s (ISIS) stunnin...

Gulf countries played a role in the Syrian uprising

V. P. Haran served as India’s Ambassador to Syria from 2009 until 2012. He speaks to Fountain Ink on how sections of the media exaggerated the uprising as well as signs that al-Qaeda was a game player...

The ISIS fanboys

Late on the evening of August 31, 2014, in Kolkata, four young men from Telangana made their way down from the second floor to the lobby of Hotel Krishna in New Market, where they had checked in earli...

The jihad on Twitter

One hundred and sixty-seven days ago, @ShamiWitness sent out a tweet: “Ya Allaah, I can’t hold back my tears… Ya Allaah, guide,protect,strengthen and expand this Khilafa. #CaliphateRestored #KhilafaRe...

The war he saw

The story of Areeb Majeed, one of the first Indians to fight for ISIS during its most decisive phase of conquest.