The exposure of conversion racket in Vasava, Gujarat has opened a can of worms related to Islamic conversion gangs. Fefdawala Haji Abdullah, one of the main accused of the Islamic conversion syndicate is set to bring out a lot more uncomfortable truth related to foreign fundings’ utilisation in the country.
Abdullah Fefdawala – The kingpin of conversion mafias:
While investigating the roots of tribal conversion in the country, Bharuch Police has booked a total of 9 persons for luring poor and helpless tribals into adopting Islam. All of them belong to the Kankaria, Amod, and Nabipur villages of the district. The main accused Fefdawala Haji Abdullah, who currently resides in London and is a multi-billionaire has been funding Islamic conversion for decades.
According to the investigations by the police, Fefdawala has been involved in funding as well as making sure that his fundings are bearing fruits. He has been invoking Hindu-Muslim riots to stoke his agendas. In a community event ‘Fayam-e-Insaniyat’, he had used the Gujrat riots to paint an unrealistic picture of Muslim victimhood in the country.
Speaking about his activities, ACP D S Chauhan said, “While addressing the audience, Fefdawala had evoked the Gujarat 2002 riots and said how members of the minority community were targeted and killed. He added that women from the community were raped and children were murdered and when he heard about it, he decided to do something,”
Fefdawala used trusts for his criminal activities:
Police records suggest that Fefdawala sent in more than Rs 150 crores through 125 donors in India during the last 18 years. He did this by setting up a trust called Majlis-e-Al-Fala Trust in 2003. All this money was meant for ‘making the Muslim community stronger’ if we go by his statements to the police. Detailing his crime, Chauhan further added, “He contacted about 125 donors and started gathering money that was then routed to India. Fefdawala said during the speech that the money was sent to strengthen the community so that it can defend itself against attacks from other religions,”
Fefdawala is also one of the biggest beneficiaries of the American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin (AFMI) trust, being run by Salauddin Sheikh, who has been arrested for both Hawala transactions and religious conversion racket. The trust was used for hawala transactions which helped in the construction of 400 flats for illegal Bangladeshis and Rohingya Muslims who broke into Indian territory.
In a statement to Indian Express, DCP Chauhan said, “Sheikh has told us that Fefdawala routed money through hawala, with help of three businessmen in Mumbai via Dubai. Some of the money was used to construct 400 flats for displaced Rohingyas and Bangladeshi Muslims around the same time as they funded the anti-CAA protests in Delhi,”
Close connections with UP conversion gang:
Fefdawala has also been in touch with Umar Gautam and Qazi Jahangir who was arrested by UP ATS for converting more than 1000 people into Muslims. It was Fefdawala who helped Umar establish contacts with Salauddin Sheikh. Detailing how he, Sheikh, Umar and Kalim Siddique (another Islamist nabbed by UP ATS) assisted in various anti-national activities, Chauhan said, “Sheikh was impressed to meet Gautam through Fefdawala in 2017. Thereafter, the accused also met at the residence of another acquaintance in Navayard as well as a hotel in Sayajigunj, where even Kalim Siddiqui (another accused of the UP ATS case) was present. They discussed the anti-CAA protests being held in Delhi.”
States and their renewed battles with Islamist conversion gangs:
Recently, state governments have become proactive in curbing the menace of Islamic conversions in the country. Various states have enacted laws against love-Jihad and other soft methods used by Islamists to bring people under their fold. Various conversion mafias have been arrested as well.
The presence of such a large syndicate involving a 55-year-old Fefdawala confirms the presence of a huge Islamic conversion lobby active in India. If he can spend Rs 150 crores, just to establish a framework on the ground, no one knows how much he would have paid for lobbying to various previous governments and bureaucrats favouring his deals. This man should just be a stepping stone towards exposure of some big names and organisations involved in trying to snatch land from Hindus.