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ISIS Announces Islamic Caliphate is a Reality

By Eowyn @DrEowyn

ISIS announces Islamic caliphate is a realityDr. Eowyn:

This post, containing the actual article from ISIS magazine Islamic State Report, supplements the post that Trail Dust wrote 2 days ago.

Also interesting is how the ISIS jihadists have, once again, changed their name, having done that 5 times in just 10 years, since their founding in 2004. ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham) is now IS (Islamic State).

ISIS announces Islamic caliphate is a realityOriginally posted on Consortium of Defense Analysts:

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

Indeed, the very name of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and 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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