The Urdu document seen by USA Today, passed to the American Media Institute by a Pakistani citizen connected to the Taliban, reveals the scale of the ambition of ISIS, including targeting India to provoke the U.S. to intervene.
The document 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.”
The document reads:
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 for an attack on India are underway, it adds, which ISIS leaders hope will end with a war with the U.S.
Even if the U.S. tries to attack with all its allies, which undoubtedly it will, the ummah [world’s global community] will be united, resulting in the final battle’.
The document highlights a plan to target U.S. soldiers as they pull out from Afghanistan, kill American diplomats and attack Pakistani officials.
So far, U.S. intelligence officials have reviewed the document and say they believe it is authentic, based on the language used and a series of ‘unique’ markings.