The ISIS is preparing to “to trigger a war in India” to provoke an “Armageddon-like ‘end of the world'” according to a recruitment document of the terrorist group that was found in Pakistan.
An investigative story published yesterday by the USA Today is based on the document that was obtained from “a Pakistani citizen with connections inside the Pakistani Taliban”.
“The document warns that ‘preparations’ for an attack in India are underway and predicts that an attack will provoke an apocalyptic confrontation with America,” the report said.
“Even if the US tries to attack with all its allies, which undoubtedly it will, the ummah (Muslims) will be united, resulting in the final battle,” it added.
The document was independently translated into English by a Harvard scholar and verified by several serving and retired intelligence officials.
Bruce Riedel, a retired CIA official and now a senior fellow at the Brookings Institute, said striking in India would magnify the ISIS’ stature and threaten the stability of the region.
“Attacking in India is the Holy Grail of South Asian jihadists,” he was quoted as saying.
The undated document is titled ‘A Brief History of the Islamic State Caliphate, The Caliphate According to the Prophet.’
It seeks to unite dozens of factions of the Pakistani and Afghan Taliban into a single army of terror, the daily said.
“It includes a never-before-seen history of the Islamic State, details chilling future battle plans, urges al-Qaeda to join the group and says the Islamic State’s leader should be recognized as the sole ruler of the world’s 1 billion Muslims under a religious empire called a ‘caliphate’,” it said.
Aware of the ISIS’ presence in Afghanistan, the White House said it is closely monitoring the situation.