ISIS allied group connected to the murder of Ahmadi in Kyrgyzstan
ISIS allied group connected to the murder of Ahmadi in Kyrgyzstan

ISIS allied group

Ahmadi Muslim Yunusjan Abdujalilov was murdered December 2015 in front of his home in the village of Kashkar Kyshtak in Osh Region of Kyrgyzstan. Police arrested six members of the Kyrgz branch of Jama’at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad, a religious extremist movement affiliated with ISIS in Syria.

On the night of 22nd December 2015 unknown assailants shot Yunusjan while he was talking to his neighbor outside his house, He died from his injuries on way to Nariman district hospital. Yunusjan had converted to Islam Ahmadiyya in 2007 and had 3 daughters and 1 son. At the time of his death his youngest child was only 3 months old. On Tuesday 25th December 2015 Police detained a group of six people, two of whom are citizens of Uzbekistan, and four – Kyrgyz. The attackers revealed to the Police that they killed the former teacher on the orders of their “Emir” of Syria. The Emir Sirozhidin Mukhtarov (nickname Abu Saloh) was a former deputy Imam of the village but around a year ago left Kyrgyzstan to join the fight in Syria. The attackers further said that that the Emir’s hostility towards Yunusjan was due to his affiliation with the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.

According to police, Denis Parpiev a resident of the Osh region confessed to the murder of 37-year-old resident of Kara-Suu. During an interview to one of the tv channels, Parpiev confessed to committing the crime.

“We wanted only to frighten him, but then I received an order that it should be eliminated. I could not refuse.”- he said. He also confessed that on 18 September 2015, with other accomplices, he attacked another Ahmadi in the same village, Ulugbek Turdakhunov. “He survived but was severely beaten with iron rods and stabbed with a knife several times,” Ahmadis stated. His legs were broken.

The brother of the murdered Usupzhon Abduzhadilov said that his brother Yunusjan was very vocal against extremist and terrorist organizations.

Describing the night of the murder he said:

” That night I heard a loud bang, But I thought it was the children playing with firecrackers. When the shooting happened my brother was with a neighbor. But he managed to escape from the attackers. Now he is a witness in the case “

Another Ahmadi who did not want to be identified said:

“We are constantly receiving threats, but we try not to react aggressively. Earlier even some mosques have discussed the possibility of killing members of the Ahmadiyya community “,

According to some reports there are 100 members of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in the village Kashkar-Kyshtak and around a thousand in Kyrgyzstan. “Children will ask where is their father. What will I tell them. He just recently had a baby boy. We now do not even know what to do next, “- she said.

The Ahmadiyya movement movement is disliked by the local Wahabis and Salafis who consider its followers heretics. An imam at the local mosque in the village declared Ahmadi as ” Kafir –Unbelievers“. The Imam said:

“Ahmadis are to be killed and you will receive a reward for each drop of their blood”.

Ashirali Vahidov, another member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is actively working against “Jihadi Recruitment” in the village Kashkar-Kyshtak, the same village where Yunusjan was killed.

“Some Mullahs like Chubak-Hajji Jalilov, who are trained in Arab countries are spreading radical ideology. We are witnesses to these things. For example, I decided to get my son to educated, and learn Arabic, for this I sent him to Syria in 2006. Later after meeting and recognizing the community “Ahmadiyya”, I realized the difference between the two. Because of this, after 8-9 months of training my son in Syria, I forced him to come back to Kyrgyzstan. They do not teach science to students there but just “Jihad”, and it is impossible for parents to get their children to to listen to them. The radicals train the youth to go to Syria, sell them dreams of paradise and then transform them into a zombies, only to be taken away.“