The meeting opined that the attack on the lecturer had “damaged” the image of the community, IUML state General Secretary P K Kunhalikutty told reporters here. It also decided to launch a campaign against extremism by isolating PFI and Jamaat-e-Islami, he said. “Initially each organisation will independently carry out the campaign against terrorism and if needed a joint- campaign will be organised,” he added. T J Joseph, the lecturer, was attacked allegedly by activists of Popular Front of India for preparing a question paper containing “derogatory” references to Prophet Mohammed.
Kozhikode: Various Muslim organisations under the auspices of Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) today decided to “isolate” radical organisation Popular Front of India, which is allegedly involved in the recent attack on a lecturer, at a meeting in Malappuram district. IUML state President Syed Hyder Ali Shihab Thangal chaired the meeting which was attended by representatives of various Muslim organisations like South Kerala Jam-iyyathul Ulama and Muslim Education Society (MES).