Islamic State plans to take over India by 2020
London: The Islamic
State plans to take over large parts of the world, including almost the entire
Indian subcontinent, by next five years, according to a chilling map that
features in a new book on the dreaded terror group.
According to the map,
the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) plans to take control of the Middle
East, North Africa, most of the Indian subcontinent and parts of Europe, within
the next five years, to complete its caliphate.
The caliphate - a state
governed by Sharia law which ISIS plan to claim - covers areas from Spain in
the west to China in the east, the Mirror reported citing the map. The map
reveals the calculated way ISIS plans to take over the world by 2020.
According to the map,
Andalus is the Arabic name given to the parts of Spain, Portugal and France
that were occupied by the Moors from the 8th to the 15th century while the
Indian subcontinent would come under 'Khurasan'.
BBC reporter Andrew
Hosken, who includes the map of the targeted areas in his new book 'Empire of
Fear: Inside the Islamic State', said ISIS wants "to take over all of what
they see as the Islamic world.
A seven-step ISIS
programme, dating back almost 20 years, includes the US being provoked into
declaring war on the Islamic world between 2000 and 2003 and an uprising
against Arab rulers between 2010 and 2013, the report said.
ISIS has up to 50,000
members and cash and assets of nearly 2 billion pounds, partly due to their
control of oil and gas fields in Iraq and Syria, it said.
“They want to take over
all of what they see as the Islamic world. Once they have their caliphate, they
plan to turn against the rest of the world. They envisage the whole world being
under their rule,” Hosken was quoted as saying.
“They have 60 nations
against them, including the United States and Russia, so one would think that
is pretty unlikely. But one would have thought the first steps were unlikely as
well,” he said.
Hosken says in his book
that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who founded the terrorist group that would later
become ISIS, in 1996 described the seven-step programme that would lead to
Muslim victory by 2020.
“We were so close to
destroying them back in 2010-11. Eighty per cent of their leaders had been
captured or killed and they ended up as a little rump. We didn't finish them
off and like a cancer they came back,” Hosken said. (With inputs from agencies)