Christian organizations oppose ‘Love Jihad’ in Kerala Video on love jihad being circulated on social media

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Ernakulum (Kerala) – A video portraying a man bringing his wife home only to sell her off to jihadi militants shortly, is circulating on social media among Kerala Christians. A young girl defies her parents and leaves home to marry her Muslim lover. She reaches his house where her husband takes off her bindi and covers her head with a dupatta. He then speaks to a group of people and sells off his wife to those people who appear to be terrorists. The video was shared on Facebook by the Christian Association and Alliance for Social Action (CASA), a Kerala-based Christian body which is exposing ‘love jihad’.

1. This organisation has said that  “The Left (CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front) and the Right (Congress-led United Democratic Front) are competing to appease jihadists by covertly and overtly justifying the form of terrorism known as love jihad. We should not allow the jihadists to grow in their (LDF’s and UDF’s) shadow. For that, we need to cut down the trees that provide them shelter. Think… act.”

2. Last year, the Syro-Malabar Church, one of the largest church bodies in Kerala, issued a statement raising concerns about Christian women being targeted through ‘love jihad’.