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ISIL Declares 'Islamic Caliphate', Names al-Baghdadi as 'Caliph'
Naharnet ^ | June 29, 2014 | by News desk

Posted on 06/29/2014 4:20:02 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee

A powerful jihadist group known for its ruthless tactics and systemic abuses in the Syrian and Iraqi conflicts announced Sunday the establishment of a "caliphate," or Islamist state.

In an audio recording distributed online, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) declared its chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi "the caliph" and "leader for Muslims everywhere."

The jihadists said they would impose their caliphate on areas they have conquered in Syria and Iraq.

"The Shura (council) of the Islamic State met and discussed this issue (of the caliphate)... The Islamic State decided to establish an Islamic caliphate and to designate a caliph for the state of the Muslims," said ISIL spokesman Abu Mohammad al-Adnani.

"The jihadist cleric Baghdadi was designated the caliph of the Muslims," said Adnani, adding that the caliphate will extend "from Aleppo (in northern Syria) to Diyala" in Iraq.

Baghdadi "has accepted this allegiance, and has thus become the leader for Muslims everywhere."

"The words 'Iraq' and 'the Levant' have been removed from the name of the Islamic State in official papers and documents," Adnani said, describing the caliphate as "the dream in all the Muslims' hearts" and "the hope of all jihadists."

Ever since the Prophet Mohammed's death, a caliph was designated "the prince" or emir "of the believers."

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1 posted on 06/29/2014 4:20:02 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee

This is only the beginning.


2 posted on 06/29/2014 4:23:35 PM PDT by lbryce (Barack Obama:Misbegotten Bastard OffSpring of Satan and Medusa.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

This is only the beginning.


3 posted on 06/29/2014 4:23:40 PM PDT by lbryce (Barack Obama:Misbegotten Bastard OffSpring of Satan and Medusa.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

This is only the beginning.


4 posted on 06/29/2014 4:23:40 PM PDT by lbryce (Barack Obama:Misbegotten Bastard OffSpring of Satan and Medusa.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

This is only the beginning.


5 posted on 06/29/2014 4:23:41 PM PDT by lbryce (Barack Obama:Misbegotten Bastard OffSpring of Satan and Medusa.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

This is only the beginning.


6 posted on 06/29/2014 4:23:41 PM PDT by lbryce (Barack Obama:Misbegotten Bastard OffSpring of Satan and Medusa.)
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To: lbryce

Do you think this might only be the beginning?


7 posted on 06/29/2014 4:25:23 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: moder_ator

Sorry. I have no idea how that happened.


8 posted on 06/29/2014 4:25:23 PM PDT by lbryce (Barack Obama:Misbegotten Bastard OffSpring of Satan and Medusa.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

9 posted on 06/29/2014 4:25:31 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Muslim civil war. Let them murder each other. They try something and we bomb the living crappy out of them. Apart from that, this is how muslims want to live, let them.


10 posted on 06/29/2014 4:25:53 PM PDT by vpintheak (I will not comply!)
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To: FreeReign

Your sense of humor serves you well.


11 posted on 06/29/2014 4:26:14 PM PDT by lbryce (Barack Obama:Misbegotten Bastard OffSpring of Satan and Medusa.)
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To: lbryce

well, you’re right anyhow


12 posted on 06/29/2014 4:27:06 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Pope Abu


13 posted on 06/29/2014 4:28:10 PM PDT by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

14 posted on 06/29/2014 4:28:30 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: lbryce

Gotta remind myself to invest shares of Rand McNally stock.


15 posted on 06/29/2014 4:30:05 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

friend of Obama's?

16 posted on 06/29/2014 4:31:04 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

17 posted on 06/29/2014 4:31:34 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: Brad from Tennessee

“....declared its chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi “the caliph” and “leader for Muslims everywhere.”

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Watch out — there are plenty of “peaceful” American Muslims who will acknowledge that proclamation.


18 posted on 06/29/2014 4:32:21 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Brad from Tennessee

finally they have the motivation they needed
/s


19 posted on 06/29/2014 4:33:41 PM PDT by SisterK (behold a pale horse)
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To: lbryce

You can say that, again!


20 posted on 06/29/2014 4:33:45 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: lbryce

You have no idea what happened? Sorry i missed it. Please post again!


21 posted on 06/29/2014 4:42:27 PM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept? Vive Deco et Vives)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Will Abu thank BHO?

HF

22 posted on 06/29/2014 4:51:12 PM PDT by holden
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Mission Accomplished for the overseas contingency operations comrades.


23 posted on 06/29/2014 4:55:33 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: dontreadthis

bttt


24 posted on 06/29/2014 4:56:18 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
This time let's skip the nation building, OK?


25 posted on 06/29/2014 5:00:44 PM PDT by garjog (Obama: bringing joy to the hearts of Terrorists everywhere.)
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To: BenLurkin

They only have a caliphate if they can keep it.


26 posted on 06/29/2014 5:12:05 PM PDT by ully2
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To: lbryce
This is only the beginning.

Easy for you to say, say, say, say, say,

27 posted on 06/29/2014 5:18:49 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_lamps_are_going_out


28 posted on 06/29/2014 5:20:28 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: vpintheak

Take a look at the map. If ISIS gets a corridor to the Med they’ll no longer be surrounded. Stopping ISIS can’t wait.


29 posted on 06/29/2014 5:21:16 PM PDT by grania
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To: Brad from Tennessee

kill them all , no remainder , no mercy


30 posted on 06/29/2014 5:23:04 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: 353FMG

As Caliph he is both Emperor and Pope to all Islamic people. If he gives the call—they will rise up to serve him. But, by doing this he has locked himself into a war with Iran and Russia. He may well urge the people to rise up and slay the Royal Saudi Family and seize Mecca!


31 posted on 06/29/2014 5:24:44 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade
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To: Brad from Tennessee

It’s amazing that the Obama administration still hasn’t gotten involved. You’d think that after ISIS conquered so much Iraqi territory, John Kerry would be setting up an Iraq/ISIS Camp David peace process to demand that ISIS give it back.


32 posted on 06/29/2014 5:51:55 PM PDT by Bluestocking
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To: vpintheak

“Muslim civil war. Let them murder each other.”

I assume there may yet remain a few Christians in this new “nation.” Woe be their lot. Deep woe.


33 posted on 06/29/2014 8:22:25 PM PDT by Elsiejay
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