Time to watch the world burn as the 8th Crusade erupts I reckon.
It’s official: The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has declared that it’s now a nation.
The collective dream of restoring the Islamic caliphate – an Arabic word meaning “succession” – is being realized.
The caliphate is the historic ideal in Sunni Islam; and it denotes an Islamic state directed by a single leader who controls both the religious and political decisions in a nation, where church and state are one united entity under Sharia law.
In fact, the Caliph is literally the successor to Muhammad, who was head of both state and religion in his empire.
In the Middle Ages, a number of Muslim empires were known as caliphates. Then, when the Ottoman Empire fell 100 years ago, the idea of a united Islamic world once again became the rallying cry of Islamic radicals who sought an end to the era of foreign domination.
Today, ISIS has built…
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