ISIS preparing to attack India, likely to spark Indo-US confrontation: report

"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.

By: PTI | Washington | Updated: July 29, 2015 8:50 pm
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The ISIS is preparing to attack India to provoke an Armageddon-like confrontation with the US, according to an internal recruitment document of the feared group which also seeks to unite the Pakistani and Afghan Taliban into a single army of terror. An investigative story published yesterday by the USA Today and reported by American Media Institute refers to a 32-page Urdu document obtained from a Pakistani citizen with connections inside the Pakistani Taliban.

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“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, according to the report, was independently translated into English by a Harvard scholar and verified by several serving and retired intelligence officials.

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Bruce Riedel, a retired CIA official and now a senior fellow at the Brookings Institute, said striking 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. ISIS’ presence and its threat perception was also discussed in the past two months between senior officials of US and Pakistan.

“Instead of wasting energy in a direct confrontation with the US, we should focus on an armed uprising in the Arab world for the establishment of the caliphate,” the document said. The document was reviewed by three US intelligence officials, who said they believe the document is authentic based on its unique markings and the fact that language used to describe leaders, the writing style and religious wording match other documents from the ISIS, USA Today added.

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  1. B
    Jul 30, 2015 at 3:00 am
    1. K
      Jul 29, 2015 at 5:16 pm
      This is what the worst can happen in our country. Muslims and Sickular hindus supports terrorist activities. This was the day they are waiting for... Sickular hindus will convert to muslim and muslims will support ISIS to kill or convert hindu people. Atlast india will become a Islamic country. I think the time is coming soon. We hindu women will have to get raped by them as it was happened in the time of mughals. (as they did with yazidis).Govt have to take strict action anyhow and as soon as possible. Sickular ic hindus needs to note this point.
      1. P
        Jul 30, 2015 at 3:02 am
        @Murthy: You are not a born fool but you are a made fool by India.
        1. anmol patel
          Jul 30, 2015 at 3:12 am
          this is not 12th century ....
          1. A
            Jul 29, 2015 at 9:58 pm
            Indo-US confrontation? Misleading heading, no?
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