The United Sunni States: 2114
In March 2014, the home of an 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 a rare glimpse not only into his vision for the Islamic State but also the Islamic State’s current and future plans.
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 like a hybrid between Islamic State goals and ex-Baathist and Republican Guard concepts left over from…
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