Al-Qaeda in the (Indian) Subcontinent
Below is the PDF file of their goals & beliefs.
It is interesting to note the following.
The second of the groups 9 Objectives includes this statement:~
"Striving to implement the Shari'ah of Muhammad & to establish the Khalifah in compliance with the Prophetic method..."
The first of its 10 Basic Principle states:~
" The Jama'ah holds it to be fardh (religious obligation) to wage jihad in the path of Allah to bring an end to the global system of infidelity & to implement the Shari'ah; and it does not care about anyone blaming it in this matter."
Part III: is entitled "Targets in India, Bangladesh & Arakan (Burma)".
Part 2, c) states:~
"Islamic Arakan is retaken from the occupying Burmese military"
Therefore the part of Burma where the "Rohingya" have lived is already considered Islamic land which must be liberated.
Section VIII: "Principles concerning interaction with Secular groups" notes:~
"Explanation: By secular groups, we mean those [Muslim] groups which believe in separating Islam from state & communal affairs according to their codes of conduct of manifestos... We consider the leadership of secular groups that openly express their animosity towards Shari'an & want Kufri laws implemented instead of the laws of the Quran to be an apostate group on the basis of clear Islamic texts; it is permissible to kill them... We want to make it clear in our call that our animosity towards these secular parties is not due to linguistic, ethnic, or other bias & motives; rather the reason for our war against them is their hostility towards Islam."
Do let that all sink in.
We could do worse than read it and simply believe them when they state that these are their primary motivations couldn't we?
Not poverty, not injustice, not "Palestine", not Western Imperialism.
Muhammad and the Sharia of Allah.
All the new al-Qaeda group is doing is largely restating the same principles as the old al-Qaeda and of the Islamic State and of every other Islamic "terrorist" organisation. They see themselves as literal followers of the plain meaning of their Faith.
Unlike our good friend and ally Imam Tawhidi, I think they have an excellent basis for this understanding of Islam. So while we need to all the more support people like the Imam, please don't argue with the likes of me if you believe that AQS' view of Islam is mistaken.