A new recruitment document thought to be a product of the Islamic State discusses how the terrorist group plans to bring about "the end of the word" by building up its operations inside Pakistan and Afghanistan and then attacking India to instigate a "final battle" between the Muslim community and Western nations.
The 32-page document, written in Urdu, is titled "A Brief History of the Islamic State Caliphate, The Caliphate According to the Prophet" and was discovered in Pakistan's lawless tribal lands.
Obtained by the American Media Institute through a Pakistani citizen with ties to the Pakistani Taliban, the document purports to show the Islamic State's plans to attack U.S. troops as they withdraw from Afghanistan and plans to target U.S. diplomats and Pakistani officials.
The document details how IS, also known as ISIS and ISIL, is making "preparations" to attack India and urges the world's many other radical Islamic terrorist groups, like al-Qaeda, to join the Islamic State in order to create a caliphate to rule over the world's 1 billion Muslims.
"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 asserts. "This is the bitter truth, swallow it."
According to the document, IS leaders believe the United States and its allies will get militarily involved in the region if the group launches an attack on India. Such a confrontation between IS and a U.S.-led coalition, the document claims, would inevitably lead to the "end of the world."
"Even if the U.S. tries to attack with all its allies, which undoubtedly it will, the ummah [the entire global community of Muslims] will be united, resulting in the final battle," the document adds.
As other groups like al-Qaeda have conducted attacks against the U.S. and other western nations, the IS document proclaims that it is important to first establish and build a caliphate before confronting the West.
"Instead of wasting energy in a direct confrontation with the U.S., we should focus on an armed uprising in the Arab world for the establishment of the caliphate," the document argues.
AMI's Sara A. Carter reports for USA Today that three unnamed U.S. intelligence officials have reviewed the document and believe that the document is authentic because it included unique markings and writing styles that match previous IS documents.
Additionally, retired U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency Director, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, reviewed the document and stated that it "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," Flynn asserts.
Pakistan Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry denied that IS has any presence in Pakistan. However, he admitted that the document should not be taken lightly, as he labeled it "a potential threat for the whole world."
Alistair Baskey, deputy spokesman for the White House's National Security Council, told AMI that the White House is aware of IS-affiliated militants being present in Afghanistan.
"We are monitoring closely to see whether their emergence will have a meaningful impact on the threat environment in the region," Baskey said.
In what is yet another way for the jihadi group to propagate its radical ideology around the world, Islamic State supporters are reportedly distributing links to an IS mobile app for Android devices, according to the International Business Times.
According to the Site Intelligence Group, the app would give users access to IS' official reports, releases and publications. The app categorizes information into different sections such as "photo reports," "video productions," and "daily al-Bayan Radio news bulletins."
As IS has effectively used various forms of social media to broadcast its propaganda videos and photos to increase recruitment, the app would be another manner in which the organization is using technology to reach radicalized individuals overseas.
However, it is unclear whether the group will publish graphic execution videos on the app.