ISIS Threatens To Conquer The Vatican, ‘Break The Crosses Of The Infidels’

Islamic State is eyeing Rome as the latest installment to its self-declared caliphate, which now covers large chunks of territory in northern Iraq and Syria.  The new issue of Islamic State’s English-language magazine Dabiq is out and features the Vatican on its front cover, a black flag with white Arab lettering atop the Egyptian obelisk at St. Peter’s Square. The cover story dubbed “The Failed Crusade” envisions the ancient Italian city under the rule of a Caliph and a hardline Sharia regime. The lengthy article, which glosses the pages of the online propaganda magazine, calls on aspiring jihadists to target the Catholic Church and followers of the Christian faith.

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