Middle East : Isis’ masterplan for building caliphate state

December 8, 2015 6:10 am


The text is intended as a manual for state administrators. Photo / Supplied

The terrifying extent of ’ plans to create a caliphate have been
laid bare in a 24-page manual for the terror group on building a state.
The blueprint, entitled Principles in the administration of the Islamic State, shows the framework for how Isis became a disruptive and wealthy terrorist organisation.
The document, which was leaked to the Guardian,
sets out how the group can best establish a civil service, local
government and a propaganda operation, and advocates Soviet-style
control over the economy.


Along with founding principles of “brutal violence”, the
document outline basic management of health, commerce, education and
The document is intended for distribution as a training
manual to state administrators and covers a wide range of subjects and
shows a clear intention to becoming a self-sustaining state.
text also shows Isis always intended to train children as fighters.
Children, it says, will receive “training on bearing light arms” and
“outstanding individuals” will be “selected from them for security
portfolio assignments, including checkpoints, patrols”.
Guardian received the text from researcher Aymenn al-Tamimi, who
obtained a cache of documents through an anonymous businessman working
within Isis.
The source within Isis has leaked 30 documents so far.
told the Guardian the documents show that “Isis is a project that
strives to govern. It’s not just a case of their sole end being endless
“If the West sees Isis as an almost stereotypical band of psychopathic killers, we risk dramatically underestimating them.”

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