DUSHANBE, September 16, 2011, Asia-Plus -- A video call by Islamist group, Jamaat Ansarullah in Tajikistan, to Muslims in Tajikistan has appeared in Internet, pressa.tj reports.

The group members call for jihad against the policy of the government and democracy by means of committing terrorist acts, armed attacks and murder of infidels and heretics.

The man portrayed on the video says members of the organization are currently in Tajikistan and are ready for decisive actions.

“Those who pray namaz, keep fast, perform hajj but support democracy are also infidels,” the man says, calling on Muslims to support them.

We will recall that a hitherto unknown Islamist militant group that called itself Jamaat Ansarullah in Tajikistan on September 8, 2010 claimed responsibility for the suicide car bombing in Khujand, the capital of Sughd province.  The group’s statement on an Islamist website frequently used by rebels in Chechnya said the attack was carried out “in response to the killing and humiliation of our brothers and simple Muslims, which took place behind the walls of this place accursed by Allah.”

In the meantime, the State Committee for National Security (SCNS) is currently studying the video call released by the Islamist group that called itself Jamaat Ansarullah in Tajikistan.

A prominent Tajik religious leader Hoji Akbar Turajonzoda says the video call is provocation and certain ant-Islamic forces are behind this video call.  “No one reasonable person, no one representative of any religion will call on people to kill, commit terrorist acts and armed attack against innocent people,” Hoji Akbar Turajonzoda noted.

According to him, there are enough destructive forces in the modern world that want to blacken Islam in any way.

The Islamic Revival Party deputy chairman Saidumar Husain, who is also member of Tajikistan’s lower house (Majlisi Namoyandagon) of parliament, also inclines to believe that the anti-Islamic forces are behind this statement.

He stated that Islamic group under the name of Jamaat Ansarullah in Tajikistan did not exist in Tajikistan.  “As far as we know, this organization is even not on the list of religious organizations that are banned in Tajikistan,” Husain noted.