Skip to comments.ISIS declares creation of Islamic state in Middle East, 'new era of international jihad'
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 groups 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.
Why not? Obama let the new Caliph, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, out of prison so he could go do this.
I wonder if Iran will let this stand. They want to be the Big Dogs in the Muslim world.
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.
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.
Looks like it could be game on...as declaring themselves a country/state means they have defined themselves beyond enemy combatant status.
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.
Are they going to celebrate by eating a few more Christians?
Will they ask Obama for pointers on how to run it ?
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.
I wonder what gay ambassador we can send over?
Depends on what your definition of is is. (Lame I know but had to get it out of my system)
What are the odds on Obama, before he leaves office, bowing to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Calipha, the loved one?
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.”
This news appears to be based on a video that that just appeared an hour or two ago...
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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...
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.