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ISIS map shows invasion of Portugal and Spain by 2020

alentejoThe extremist group ISIS intends to take over the Iberian Peninsula by 2020, also the Middle East and North Africa, according to a BBC journalist.

The book, "Empire of Fear: Inside the Islamic State", includes maps and plans of the terrorist group for 2020.

For the author, the journalist Andrew Hosken, it is "unlikely" that ISIS can carry out the plan, but experts in the field point out that when the group began to assert itself, it was also considered unlikely that it could establish the new caliphate.

The map, published to strike fear into nations, was said to have been distributed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), showing the group’s intentions to expand the caliphate to countries such as Spain and Portugal with their Moorish history.

Experts have concluded that the map does not represent the traditional mindset of a caliphate, which is what ISIS has declared itself.

“The idea of the map is kind of screwed up,” Hossein Kamaly, an expert on Middle Eastern history and Islamic studies at Barnard College in New York.

America’s ABC News' headline read, “See the Terrifying ISIS Map Showing its 5-Year Expansion Plan.”

ABC traced the map back not to the Sunni militant group, but to A3P, an American political party that promotes white supremacy. Other media that published the map include the UK's Daily Mail.

There is no evidence that ISIS played a part in making and distributing the map. In fact, experts say, if ISIS had made the map, it shows the group’s “idea of the Muslim past is flawed,” Kamaly said, adding that the map disproportionately portrays that geography.

“It’s like the Islamic version of the Spanish Reconquista,” he said. “The names on the map weren’t even that way in medieval times, the entire Iberian Peninsula is called Andalusia.”

In the past month, ISIS has moved swiftly to take over key cities in Iraq to establish an Islamic caliphate. It now occupies a territory that stretches from Aleppo province in Syria to Diyala, Iraq.  The group has called on Muslims to support its quest to form a caliphate.

Although ISIS has acquired weapons from its conquests in Iraq, analysts have said it is not likely to take over land outside of the region.

Austin Long, a professor at Columbia University, said the group is not even sure if it can take on Baghdad, let alone invade another country.

Spain is on the front line of the battle against ISIS with security forces having to disrupt groups plotting deadly attacks in Europe and recruiting people to join extremists in Syria and Iraq.

As a result, the UK's Foreign Office raised the terror threat level in Spain to "high" in June, just before the beach massacre in Tunisia.

A FCO spokesman said, "There is a high threat from terrorism. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners.

"The situation in Iraq and Syria means there is considered to be a heightened threat of terrorist attack globally against UK interests and British nationals, from groups or individuals motivated by the conflict."

Security analysts from Spain, however, are warning the Portuguese government against complacency. They argue that radical Muslims are becoming increasingly strident in their vows to reconquer Al-Andalus, of which Portugal is a key component, for Islam.

Al-Andalus is the Arabic name given to those parts of Spain, Portugal and France occupied by Muslim conquerors from 711 to 1492, when both the Moors and the Jews were expelled by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain.

Most of the territory of modern-day Portugal was occupied by the Moors for more than 500 years, from 711 until 1249.

During that time, the territory was known by its Arabic name, Gharb Al-Andalus (The West of Al-Andalus) or Al-Gharb (The West).

Jihadists believe that all of the territories Muslims lost during the Christian Reconquista of the Iberian Peninsula still belong to the realm of Islam.

They claim that Islamic law gives them the right to return there and re-establish Muslim rule. This belief is based on a verse in the Koran that reads: "And kill them wherever you find them and expel them from wherever they have expelled you..." (Koran 2:191)

A jihadist group called Sharia4Spain, which says it wants to replace the democratic order in Spain with Islamic Sharia law, has called for the "destruction of the constitutional systems of Spain and Portugal and the reestablishment of Sharia law and the system of the Caliphate in all of the Iberian Peninsula."

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History note from Mr Peter Booker

Dear Ed,

"Most of the territory of modern-day Portugal was occupied at some point by the Moors for more than 500 years, from 711 until 1249."

If you were to add the words in bold, then your statement would be correct.  But for the last 150 years until 1249, Islamic rulers had some control over present-day Algarve and southern Alentejo only in the territory which we now call Portugal.  

It is the 500 years which is so misleading.  In the north of Portugal, Christian centres were being founded in the eleventh century, and the Archbishop of Braga resumed his Cathedral archdiocese in 1070. 

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+2 #13 Stad Winston 2019-05-03 20:14
ISIS is f***** if they touch Portugal, 1. The border is relatively small so it would be fully locked down by men 2. the coast is full of fortresses and operation navy, portugal thrive in sea related battle and always have, 3. UK is portugals most trusted ally hence they will provide full support. 3. USA is Portugals ally and can give support via the Azores Islands
+1 #12 Anon 2018-08-09 14:45
I don't wanna brag, but when you have evidence as proof, you can brag about it. Do know that every portuguese, unlike many countries who think more "liberalistically", we on the other hand are nationalists by default, even if our political ideologies are diferent. So, if ISIS decides to do an invasion, i speak for all portuguese people: "Come get some, till the last portuguese standing, we will fight". Also, i wan't to mention, we are the grandfathers of extreme guerrilha warfare, from the Roman Empire times to even the Ultramar War. Also every woman, man and child will have courage to fight. That the battle of Aljubarrota teach you something about how hostile we can be to invaders. Now that all of that is said and done, i can't even start to comprehend how Spain is more powerful than everything i've said (exept the guerrilha warfare). So yeah, you conquer all the nations you want, all the weak liberal modern day countries, but i can assure you, than the Iberian Region, if Alah says it wants it conquered, we will defy him and his people's beliefs to the extreme and make sure to waste his and everyone else's time by constantly defending ourselves, even in a scenario where we are past the point of capitulation.
Napoleon Bonapart couldn't conquer us, Hitler didn't even dare to invade the Iberian Region in WW2, what makes you think a bunch of mercenaries, full of enemies and frontlines can do to us? Whatever really...we are all ready, since the day we we're born. If it is a fight you want, it's a fight you'll get, goat fucker infidels!!! DEUS VULT!
-3 #11 wd 2017-06-09 15:29
Quoting dw:
The US created ISIS, so it's nice that they make their maps for them too. But when ISIS invades Portugal does the Caliphate take on responsibility for the country's debt? Who will bail out ISIS?

We actually pay our debts, always have. But who will be responsible for your stupidity? Your parents?
+13 #10 Islam is Retrograded 2016-02-19 20:11
The Portuguese will honor the great actions of Geraldo Geraldes, and the Spanish mirror the deeds of El Cid.

Islam does not belong in Iberia.
Islam does not belong in Europe.

Multiculturalism = Different moral values being advocated by different ethnical groups residing in one single place. This sparks Inequality, Discrimination, Racism.

XXXXXXX XXX

Not being racist. Just stating out the facts.

Europe for the Europeans.
+4 #9 Aderito 2016-01-15 17:51
Duncan, dude, wtf are you smoking??

Northern European crusaders helped, in some extent, but they were a tiny minority of combatants. You should learn Iberian History in a deeper way. Take some time and read medieval documents kep in Portuguese, Spanish, French, Vatican and English national archives.


Quoting Duncan:
The Portuguese skew on 'their' history started in the 11 to 1200's and continues to this day. To north Europeans loss.

We constantly misleadingly read that the northern (Christian) crusading Portuguese threw out the Moors.

This is boll*cks ! It was north European Crusaders that did all the work stopping off from the ships bringing them to the Holy Land. That is why Spain - not having sufficient Crusaders passing through - took so long to be fully re-christianised.

Some of those Crusaders (scavengers?) passing through then never bothering to continue to the Holy Land and settling in whatever they had claimed from the Moors. Or settling on the way back.

Tragically destroying so much of this more developed culture.
+3 #8 joshua7 2016-01-02 17:12
the invasion is now 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/02/world/africa/jihadists-deepen-collaboration-in-north-africa.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0
+5 #7 chrisrox62 2015-12-27 04:13
they can try come around andaluz.. they will get fucked over very well, i would enjoy it
-9 #6 Duncan 2015-08-11 16:17
The Portuguese skew on 'their' history started in the 11 to 1200's and continues to this day. To north Europeans loss.

We constantly misleadingly read that the northern (Christian) crusading Portuguese threw out the Moors.

This is boll*cks ! It was north European Crusaders that did all the work stopping off from the ships bringing them to the Holy Land. That is why Spain - not having sufficient Crusaders passing through - took so long to be fully re-christianised.

Some of those Crusaders (scavengers?) passing through then never bothering to continue to the Holy Land and settling in whatever they had claimed from the Moors. Or settling on the way back.

Tragically destroying so much of this more developed culture.
+9 #5 Nevillle_Chamberlin 2015-08-11 14:21
Islam is a religeon of peace! Dont you know?

Ask david camemoron, or hussein obumbo.

The jihadists are already here, 50 million of them already here living on welfare that hou are paying for!
All let in by the eu, to flood our countrys and force genocide upon our cultures and children.

Complain, and some lefty hippy will shout you down as a racist!

Only africans, arabs, aboriginies, mauoris, are allowed to be proud and defend their cultures, if your white european, then your a racist, and its payback time the lefty hippy will tell you.

This is how it is all happening, its been created and enabled by the the left, and liberals, who think that the alligator will not eat them.

The enemy are the enabelers, the left and the lefts proxy army, islam.
+7 #4 Joao Martins 2015-08-11 13:21
ISIS
What is this, 23% IVA (tax) ? What for ?
What is this IMI
What is this IRS
I'm leaving this country, bullets to expensive here,
also too many barking dogs.

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