Former President Mohamed Nasheed has mistaken the a black and white flag with “#IndiaOut” for the Islamic Shahada on the “ISIS” flag. Speaker of the Parliament Mohamed Nasheed has been a major proponent for crackdown on fundamentalists in Maldives made the mistake after an image was released of the flag being hoisted on a harbor.
Though the flag in the image clearly showed “#IndiaOut” in bold, alphabet letters, Speaker Mohamed Nasheed mistook it for the Arabic text of Islamic Shahada in the “ISIS” flag.
Though the former President has been a strong advocate for extremism, little to no work has been done under his party’s current administration to rehabilitate suspected cases of connection to extremist cells. Moreover members of the public has questioned Speaker Nasheed’s motives of comparing the “#IndiaOut” movement to the “ISIS”.