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ISIS declares creation of Islamic state in Middle East, 'new era of international jihad'
Russia Today ^ | 6-29-2014 | RT

Posted on 06/29/2014 11:40:30 AM PDT by tcrlaf

ISIS jihadists have declared the captured territories from Iraq's Diyala province to Syria's Aleppo a new Islamic State - a ‘caliphate.' They removed 'Iraq and the Levant' from their name and urged other radical Sunni groups to pledge their allegiance.

ISIS announced that it should now be called 'The Islamic State' and declared its chief, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, as "the caliph" of the new state and "leader for Muslims everywhere," the radical Sunni militant group said in an audio recording distributed online on Sunday.

This is the first time since the fall of the Ottoman Empire in 1923 that a Caliph – which means a political successor to Prophet Muhammad – has been declared. The decision was made following the group’s Shura Council meeting on Sunday, according to ISIS spokesman Abu Mohammed al-Adnani.

The new Islamic State has marked its borders, spanning the territory captured by the group in a bloody rampage, from Iraq's volatile Diyala province to Syria's war-torn Aleppo.

The jihadist group has also claimed that they are now a legitimate state.

The Islamic State has called on Al-Qaeda and other radical Sunni militants in the region to immediately pledge their allegiance, ushering in “a new era of international jihad.”


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: caliphate; iraq; isis; islamicstate; syria
“I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” Barack Obama -“The Audacity of Hope", page 261
1 posted on 06/29/2014 11:40:30 AM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

Why not? Obama let the new Caliph, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, out of prison so he could go do this.


2 posted on 06/29/2014 11:42:23 AM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: tcrlaf

IS


3 posted on 06/29/2014 11:42:55 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: tcrlaf

I wonder if Iran will let this stand. They want to be the Big Dogs in the Muslim world.


4 posted on 06/29/2014 11:44:17 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ifinnegan

Yes, and it sounds like Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has his cell phone and a pen and can do whatever he likes. I wonder if it’s an obama phone with speed dial to the white hut.


5 posted on 06/29/2014 11:49:16 AM PDT by ri4dc (Cut your cable. Buy more ammo. 'This war is lost!' The worst is yet to come.)
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To: tcrlaf
Um...boom


6 posted on 06/29/2014 11:50:46 AM PDT by Regulator
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To: tcrlaf

Just IS??? Come on, that’s lame. At least come up with something cool if you’re going to be serious. I’m disappointed Baghdadi. I was hoping for DirkaDirkaStan.


7 posted on 06/29/2014 11:51:56 AM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: tcrlaf

Looks like it could be game on...as declaring themselves a country/state means they have defined themselves beyond enemy combatant status.


8 posted on 06/29/2014 11:54:24 AM PDT by EBH (And the head wound was healed, and Gog became man.)
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To: dfwgator

Actually this could trigger nuclear reactions from Israel.

Opening act is the end of Damascus as an active city...

ISIS with nukes, chemical weapons etc. is a final straw one would think.


9 posted on 06/29/2014 11:56:04 AM PDT by EBH (And the head wound was healed, and Gog became man.)
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Are they going to celebrate by eating a few more Christians?


10 posted on 06/29/2014 12:03:33 PM PDT by Gunpowder green
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To: tcrlaf

Will they ask Obama for pointers on how to run it ?


11 posted on 06/29/2014 12:07:53 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Regulator

It’s enuf to make Jack Bauer see red..

Suitcase nukes stashed in mosques..

The problem, so many mosques..

And only a few good weekends

To search golf courses ala OJ.


12 posted on 06/29/2014 12:08:54 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: Viennacon

I wonder what gay ambassador we can send over?


13 posted on 06/29/2014 12:12:52 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: tcrlaf
Well, well, well, it will certainly be a happy ramadan for our closet muslim president.
14 posted on 06/29/2014 12:13:36 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: Viennacon

Depends on what your definition of is is. (Lame I know but had to get it out of my system)


15 posted on 06/29/2014 12:19:18 PM PDT by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothings)
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To: tcrlaf

What are the odds on Obama, before he leaves office, bowing to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Calipha, the loved one?

Even money?


16 posted on 06/29/2014 12:23:30 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: Gunpowder green

No. They’re going to celebrate by crucifying a few of their own who are too moderate:

ISIL crucifies eight rival fighters, says monitoring group

“Eight rebel fighters have been crucified in Syria by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) because they were considered too moderate, a monitoring group said on Sunday.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on contacts on the ground in Syria, said the men were crucified on Saturday in Aleppo province. It added that their corpses were still on view.”

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/29/us-syria-crisis-rivals-idUSKBN0F40HX20140629


17 posted on 06/29/2014 12:37:59 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: tcrlaf

This news appears to be based on a video that that just appeared an hour or two ago...

(no English captions)

LIVE: ISIS Abu Mohamad AlAdnani and chechnyan fighters send a important message
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4py66FXvdIg


18 posted on 06/29/2014 12:42:39 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: dfwgator

About Iran, I don’t know. However, the honchos come from a weird, extreme Shiite sect, so they may actually see the proclamation of new caliphate as the fulfilment of a promise. Maybe the Mahdi will emerge from the well...


19 posted on 06/29/2014 12:59:09 PM PDT by livius
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To: tcrlaf

At one time the Russian press was full of lies. Now we go to it for information that our press won’t give us.

Notice that this coincides with the beginning of ramadamn. Bearded savages throughout the world are rattling their machetes in jubilation.


20 posted on 06/29/2014 1:15:08 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: I want the USA back

Maybe the d@mn Russians will firebomb some peace & order into that godforsaken s***hole known as the Middle East.

They could get away with it, Israel can’t unfortunately.


21 posted on 06/29/2014 1:18:57 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: mojito

I was amazed when I read about them(extremists) crucifying Christians in Egypt.

And to realize they still do this barbaric thing in modern times...

Crucified...what next...being fed to the lions?


22 posted on 06/29/2014 1:53:07 PM PDT by EBH (And the head wound was healed, and Gog became man.)
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To: livius

Abu Bakr al-Baghadi holds the same name as the first caliph...


23 posted on 06/29/2014 1:55:07 PM PDT by EBH (And the head wound was healed, and Gog became man.)
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To: ifinnegan
Al-Baghdadi-o needs to be Ground Zero for the glass parking lot.

Oh, we won't do it - but Putin just might. Or the Israelis.

24 posted on 06/29/2014 1:59:39 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: EBH

That’s a little scary.


25 posted on 06/29/2014 2:20:46 PM PDT by livius
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To: tcrlaf

ISIS-Calls-on-Jihadists-to-Join-Them-or-Face-Death

http://xfinity.comcast.net/video/ISIS-Calls-on-Jihadists-to-Join-Them-or-Face-Death/292709955978/Comcast/Today_in_Video/?cid=newsmod_sf_ISISus


26 posted on 06/29/2014 5:35:35 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Herr Obozo, the Sunni Won-Doer, will not divert $'s from his war on Americans to help our Veterans!)
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To: livius

Vanity posted a few weeks ago...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/3168721/posts?page=52

ISIS is Ishtar the Great Whore of Babylon...

Bakr holds the same name as the first caliph...

There was a time when I could not imagine Israel actually needing to use a nuke, that time has run out with the announcement of the caliphate. (Isaiah 17)


27 posted on 06/29/2014 7:01:15 PM PDT by EBH (And the head wound was healed, and Gog became man.)
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