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Islamic State Document Reveals Plans To Bring About Armageddon By Attacking India

29/07/2015 15:42 BST | Updated 29/07/2015 16:59 BST

The Islamic State group is gleefully looking forward to Armageddon and the destruction of the world. So are the evangelical Christians, but IS have actually hatched a plan to hasten it along. A 32-page Urdu document, found in Pakistan and seen by USA Today, details how the terrorist group wants to build an army across the Afghanistan and Pakistan border, which could provoke India into nuclear war and "the end of the world."

The document was first obtained by the American Media Institute via a Pakistani citizen with connections to the Taliban. According to USA Today, US intelligence officials have authenticated the document as similar in wording, phrasing and style to other official documents of the Islamic State.

Called “A Brief History of the Islamic State Caliphate, The Caliphate According to the Prophet,” the document reveals the group’s plan to unite Taliban fighters from Afghanistan and Pakistan to create an army of militants. It also calls on al-Qaeda to join forces with the caliphate, while demanding IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is recognised as the sole head of the world’s 1 billion Muslims.

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The leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, delivering a sermon at a mosque in Iraq during his first public appearance

The document states: “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.” It also warns of an impending attack on India to draw America into all-out war, adding: "Even if the US tries to attack with all its allies, which undoubtedly it will, the ummah will be united, resulting in the final battle.”

Speaking to USA Today, Bruce Riedel, a former CIA operative, said that “Attacking in India is the Holy Grail of South Asian jihadists.”

Last month, Birmingham MP Khalid Mahmood warned that at least 1,500 British nationals are likely to have been recruited by IS to fight in Iraq and Syria. The Foreign Secretary William Hague had previously claimed the number was closer to 400.

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