ISIS planning an attack on India?

| Monday, August 17, 2015 - 13:38
First Published |

WASHINGTON: ISIS fear is spread across the globe and it is so strong that the appearance of its flag anywhere in the world actually rings alarm bells for both people and government of a country.

The extremist group has entered several countries in the middle-east and has performed attacks in several European nations, building a chaotic environment.

According to an internal recruitment document reportedly written by the Islamic State (IS) terrorists and obtained by the US media via a Pakistani mediator, a strategy has been planned to draw the US into an all-out war attacking India. Written in Urdu, the 32-page document titled 'A Brief History of the Islamic State Caliphate (ISC), The Caliphate According to the Prophet' has been obtained by American Media Institute (AMI) which was then published by USA Today. It also lists out a plan to attack US soldiers as they withdraw from Afghanistan and target American diplomats and Pakistani officials.

The undated write-up further outlines a strategy to unite several sections of Pakistani and Afghan Taliban into a single army of terror.

“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,” the document declares, adding, “This is the bitter truth, swallow it.” The document also warns of the ‘preparations’ in progress for an assault on India and predicts that such an attack will draw the US into the battle and incite an argument with USA. “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,” the document says.

Appearance of IS flags in Kashmir and reports of some students joining the terrorist organization were certain to create panic in India. Now, with this reported document, the threat from the outfit to target India has further escalated the fear amongst people of the country.

The text was acquired by AMI which claimed that it was authenticated by US intelligence officials.

The organization also claimed of receiving the document from a ‘Pakistani citizen with connections inside the Pakistani Taliban’ and got this translated from Urdu to English by Harvard researcher and translator Mustafa Samdani.

In recent weeks, the expansion of ISIS across different countries has been a topic of discussion between the USA and Pakistan. It was also discussed during the visit of Pakistan's foreign secretary Aizaz Chaudhry last month.

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