Manifesto of the Caliphate: Islamic State’s 100-Year Plan for The Islamic Sunni States (ISIS)

Abu KassemIn March 2014, the home of a senior Islamic State (IS) commander was raided by Iraqi Special Forces. Among the items found in the residence was a manifesto written by what appears to be the Islamic State Cabinet Member, Abdullah Ahmed al-Meshedani, aka Abu Kassem. Reportedly the director of foreign fighter and suicide bomber transport, little is known about al-Meshedani's present life. Based on these documents, however, TRAC analysts have garnered rare insight not only into his vision for the Islamic State but also the Islamic State's current and future plans.Video: EXTREMELY GRAPHIC 2014 video of beheadings by Islamic State shows much more than striking fear and awe into audience, video goes throuhg great lengths to demonstrate expansion of Caliphate.As much mystery that surrounds the Islamic State, there is equally as much complexity that surrounds this manifesto. Signed off on the final page by Abu Kassem's alias "al-Mashhadani al-Iraqi," the document reads…

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jasmine opperman

Jasmine’s areas of expertise include methodological risk analysis and the management of intelligence processes (operations, counter-intelligence, covert activities and analysis). Jasmine is...

Veryan Khan

Veryan Khan is associate publisher at The Beacham Group, LLC., and Editorial Director of its Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium (TRAC). An expert in the philosophy and ethics of political...