The ISIS believes that the end of the world will take place when a battle erupts in four likely locations – Aleppo, Damascus (both in Syria), Jerusalem and Rome. According to the group’s prophecy, the end of the world will come when nations gathering under 80 flags confront the Muslim armies. To date, there are already more than 60 countries working hand-in-hand in conducting airstrikes against the terrorist group in Iraq and Syria.
The apocalyptic fanaticism of the ISIS is detailed in William McCants’ book titled “The ISIS Apocalypse: The History, Strategy, and Doomsday Vision of the Islamic State” to be published on September 22. According to the book’s description via Amazon, information found in the book is based almost entirely on primary sources found from Arabic ancient religious texts and secret al-Qaeda and Islamic State letters. The book “explores how religious fervor, strategic calculation, and doomsday prophecy shaped the Islamic State’s past and foreshadow its dark future,” the description reads.
In an interview with the Express UK ahead of the publication of the book, McCants explained that the ISIS “see themselves waging a war against a crusader alliance, between the US and the UK and other countries of the West that is seeking to eradicate Islam.” He explained further that “they see this battle as culminating soon in the great clash between the Muslim army of the Islamic world and the Christian armies of the West.”
Particularly chilling about the prophecy is that the group vowed to bring the war in Rome, taking down the Pope in what they believe is culmination of their reign of the world; and from there, the world shall end. “The Muslim armies are supposed to take over Rome, and eventually they are supposed to take over the whole world,” McCants explained.
“The group believes that Muslims will conquer the Italian capital in the course of conquering the entire world. There will be an ultimate victory for Islam and then the end of the world comes,” MCants stated.