Sri Sri Ravi Shankar gets death threats in Malaysia from IS

Saturday, Mar 28, 2015,21:25 IST By metro vaartha A A A

Kuala Lumpur | A close aide of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar today claimed that the founder of the ‘Art of Living’ has received death threats in Malaysia from the Islamic State (ISIS) terror group.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is touring some countries in the far east and he landed in Malaysia yesterday and few days ago while he was in Cambodia, we received threat letters from ISIS, one was received by the hotel manager, one was received by the director of Art of Living and one by senior faculty and the content of the letter is very threatening saying if you go ahead with the programme there will be consequences, said Nakul Dhawan, spokesperson of ‘Art of Living’.
The authorities have immediately notified the local authorities. We also contacted the Indian Embassy and we also conducted an investigation to find the source of the letter. We are going ahead, he said. The Art of Living had a yoga programme in the morning which was attended by 10,000 people and there is a programme underway in Penang attended by 70,000 people which Sri Sri will be attending, he added.
One of the threat letters, which depicts beheading of an unknown man, warns Ravi Shankar against stepping into Malaysia and other Muslim countries, a statement from the Art of Living said. We warn that if Indian Guru Ravi Shankar steps foot in Malaysia and any other Muslim countries this is what will happen to him (beheading), the letter was quoted as saying.
The letters accused him of meddling in Islamic affairs of Iran and Iraq and converting Muslims in the two countries to Hinduism. This is not a joke. We are very serious about this, the letter read.

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