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The 1,300-year-old apocalyptic prophecy that predicted a war between an Islamic army and ‘infidel horde’ in Syria and is fuelling ISIS’s brutal killers

th-1An ancient prophecy romanticised by ISIS militants warns of a battle between an Islamic army and an ‘infidel horde’ in Syria which will herald the destruction of the world. The 1,300-year-old hadith, which is a report of the deeds, teachings and sayings of the Prophet Mohammed, refers to the ‘horde’ flying 80 banners as they take on a Muslim army in the Syrian town of Dabiq. It warns of a ‘malahim’ – the equivalent to Armageddon in Christian teachings – in which the Muslims ultimately prevail. Read Article