The anti Christ in Muslim apocalyptic literature is known as the Dajjal, he will come from the Khorasan region of eastern Iran and kill a vast number of the caliphate’s fighters, until just 5,000 remain, cornered in Jerusalem. The Dajjal will come with 70,000 men, who ISIS claims are Jews mind you the overwhelming majority Islamic scholars do not believe that the 70,000 are the Jews.
Just before Dajjal wipes off the caliphate’s fighters, the second Messiah comes, its Jesus—the second most revered prophet in Islam—will return to Earth, spear Dajjal, and lead the Muslims to victory.
This epitomizes ISIS’ binary perspective of the world- us vs. them or good vs. evil. They believe anyone who doesn’t believe in their distorted ideology is automatically in the them, ourgroup, or evil category, whatever you want to call it. This creates a very narrow world filled with a host of psychological implications that I will discuss in future post