ISIS announces Islamic caliphate is a reality

Good, time to declare war on all Muslims. Don’t tell me there are “good ones” any more.

Consortium of Defense Analysts

ISIS ISIS, the militant jihadists terrorizing and overtaking city after city in Iraq, have made known their aspiration of installing a pan-Islamic caliphate or theocratic.

Indeed, the very name of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham) speaks to their territorial ambitions of creating a caliphate over a wide swath of land in the Middle East. The word “Sham” means Levant; Levant today consists of the island of Cyprus, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, and part of southern Turkey. (See “ISIS: the savage jihadists laying waste to Iraq”.) New Levant

Yesterday, June 29, 2014, ISIS announced that the Islamic caliphate is a reality, with ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi “the Caliph” and “leader for Muslims everywhere.” (Incredibly, the United States once had him in custody at a detention facility in Iraq, the now-closed Camp Bucca near Umm Qasr, but the Obama administration let him go in 2009.)

In other words, ISIS has now morphed into IS, the Islamic State.

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