A new recruitment document discovered in Pakistan's lawless tribal lands shows the Islamic State's plan to start a war in India and bring in the US to an all out, Armageddon-like 'end of the world' war.
The 32-page document entitled A Brief History of the Islamic State Caliphate (ISC), The Caliphate According to the Prophet was obtained by the American Media Institute.
According to USA Today, the jihadi group hopes to build an all encompassing terrorist group in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The new army would attack US soldiers as they withdrew from Afghanistan and would target US diplomats and Pakistani officials.
The documents was obtained by ANI from a Pakistani citizen who has connections inside the Pakistani Taliban, USA Today reported. It was then independently translated from Urdu by Harvard researcher and translator Mustafa Samdani.
Three US intelligence officials reviewed the recruitment document and deemed it authentic based on language, writing style and religious wording.
Retired Defence Intelligence Agency Director Lieutenant General Michael Flynn told USA Today the document "represents the Islamic State's campaign plan and is something, as an intelligence officer, I would not only want to capture, but fully exploit. It lays out their intent, their goals and objectives, a red flag to which we must pay attention."
According to ANI, the document discusses future battle plans and urges al Qaeda to join their cause. It goes on to claim that Isis's leader should be considered the sole ruler of the one billion Muslims around the world.
"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 states. "This is the bitter truth, swallow it."
Among its future plans are "preparations" for an attack in India that would force an "apocalyptic confrontation" with the US.
Deputy spokesman for the White House's National Security Council Alistair Baskey told AMI, "We are aware of the presence of Isil-affiliated militants in Afghanistan, and we are monitoring closely to see whether their emergence will have a meaningful impact on the threat environment in the region."