Middle East (MNN) — ISIS has had its sights set on world domination for a long time. In a recent recruiting document, several new plots have been announced, including plans to trigger an Armageddon-like, “end of the world” battle.
The document titled “A Brief History of the Islamic State Caliphate (ISC) – The Caliphate According to the Prophet” was obtained by a Pakistani citizen with connections in the Taliban. It was reviewed by USA Today and three U.S. intelligence officials and is believed to be authentic because of it’s “unique markings, word choice, and writing style” that are similar to that of ISIS.
The document urges al-Qaeda and dozens of Taliban units in Pakistan and Afghanistan to unite, join their caliphate, and build a new terrorist army.
“We know from the beginning that ISIS has had these plans–sort of what we would call ‘world-wide domination’ but what they would call the ‘recreation or the caliphate’–that all Muslims over the world would fall under the influence of ISIS and would come to believe ISIS and work toward their benefit,” says Todd Nettleton of Voice of the Martyrs USA.
While Islamic teachings provide ways for other religions to pay for the Jizya tax and allow them to practice in their own religious traditions, ISIS indicates there’s no room for minorities. Instead, the document threatens, “Accept the fact that this caliphate will survive and prosper until it takes over the entire world and beheads every last person that rebels against Allah. This is the bitter truth. Swallow it.”
Preparations to attack India have been revealed in the document, and the terror group says this will trigger an “end of the world” confrontation with America.
“Even if the U.S. tries to attack with all its allies, which undoubtedly it will, the ummah (global community of Muslims) will be united, resulting in the final battle,” it says. Currently, the global community of Muslims is estimated at about one billion.
Hindu-majority India is a target because ISIS wants to take on another religion.Bruce Riedel, who served in the CIA for more than 30 years, told USA Today that attacking India would threaten the stabilization of the region.
“[ISIS] also claims in this document that by attacking India, they will be able to bring the United States into the battle. And ultimately, they want a fac- to-face showdown with the United States,” says Nettleton.
The Islamic extremists state in the document they plan to kill American diplomats, Pakistani officials, and attack U.S. soldiers as they leave Afghanistan.
It can be easy to ignore the uprising threats, but ISIS has recruited thousands of militants and sympathizers from countries all around the world. For example, ISIS has been pursuing nuclear weapons from Pakistan.
“It is entirely possible that somewhere along the line, they could receive nuclear technology from Pakistan–not necessarily from the government, but from somebody within the Pakistani system who has access to it and is sympathetic to the radical Islamic agenda,” Nettleton says.
“They have the intention of ruling the world and making everyone a Muslim. We need to be aware of that. We need to respond appropriately to that on a government level. But as Christians, we need to be in prayer. We need to pray for the Christians who are directly affected right now by what the Islamic State is doing. And as well, we need to remember to pray for the persecutors.”
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• Governments to find wisdom
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