Al-Qaeda chiefs reveal world domination design

Al-Qaeda chiefs reveal world domination design
By Allan Hall
Age Correspondent
August 24, 2005

THE al-Qaeda master plan to take over the world and turn it into an Islamic
state has been revealed for the first time.

For a new book, Jordanian journalist Fouad Hussein interviewed top
lieutenants of the terrorist network, including the mastermind of many
atrocities in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

Al-Zarqawi - al-Qaeda's Second Generation is published only in Arabic, but
could be translated into English.

Hussein says al-Qaeda views its struggle as a long-term war with seven
distinct phases.

Phase one is the "awakening" in the consciousness of Muslims worldwide
following the September 11, 2001, suicide attacks. The aim of the attacks
was to provoke the US into declaring war on the Islamic world and thereby
mobilising the radicals.

Phase two is "Opening Eyes", the period we are now in and which should last
until 2006. Hussein says the terrorists hope to make the "Western
conspiracy" aware of the "Islamic community" as al-Qaeda continues to mould
its secret battalions ready for battle.

AdvertisementPhase three, "Arising and Standing Up", should last from 2007
to 2010, with increasingly frequent attacks against secular Turkey and
arch-enemy Israel.

Phase four, between 2010 and 2013, will see the downfall of hated Arab
regimes, including Saudi Arabia and Jordan. Oil suppliers will be attacked
and the US economy will be targeted using cyber terrorism.

Phase five will be the point at which an Islamic state, or caliphate, can be
declared - between 2013 and 2016.

Phase six, from 2016 on, will be a period of "total confrontation". As soon
as the caliphate has been declared, the "Islamic army" will instigate the
"fight between the believers and the non-believers" that has so often been
predicted by al-Qaeda's leader, Osama bin Laden.

Phase seven, the final stage, is described as "definitive victory".

Hussein writes that in the terrorists' eyes, because the rest of the world
will be so beaten down by the "One-and-a-half billion Muslims", the
caliphate will undoubtedly succeed. This phase should be completed by 2020,
although the war should not last longer than two years.