What does Daesh want its ‘caliphate’ to look like in five years?

Published August 10th, 2015 - 10:56 GMT
Daesh wants to extend a "caliphate" rule that extends from Central Africa to parts of China by 2020. (AFP/File)
Daesh wants to extend a "caliphate" rule that extends from Central Africa to parts of China by 2020. (AFP/File)

Daesh (ISIS) has plans — and in five years time, the militants want to redefine the Islamic world as we know it. 

A map from the extremist group began circulating on social media Sunday, showing the territories in the Middle East, Africa and Europe Daesh hopes to dominate by 2020. The map covers areas from the Balkans, Spain and China, all the way down to Central Africa.

Experts don't seem think any of that's possible. 

"They have 60 nations against them, including the United States and Russia, so one would think that is pretty unlikely," BBC reporter Andrew Hosken told the Express. 

Seeing the group's big plans on a world map, of course, is a little disconcerting. But in the end, it's difficult to take the pseudo-Islamic group seriously. If Daesh militants want to rule these countries, they better work on their spelling. 

By Hayat Norimine


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