Why ISIS Sees an Elderly Priest as a Threat to the Caliphate
Daesh and their affiliates achieve new lows in depravity.Their targeting of Jews is as clear as it is for any other terror group from Hamas to al-Qaeda to the mullahs in Tehran: they want to wipe Israel off the map and seize Al-Aqsa for Muslims. ISIS’ war in the Sinai, infiltration in Gaza and its goal of carving “pathways” through Jordan and Lebanon are critical cogs in their strategy to be the ones to “liberate” Jerusalem. According to an ISIS e-book, “Black Flags from Palestine,” they think the final confrontation with the antichrist will be at Ben Gurion International Airport.
When noting ISIS’ broader attacks against Christians, recent events have grimly underscored the group’s special targeting of Catholics.
The sacking of Rome and the Holy See, after all, is essential to their apocalyptic game plan.