ISIS has declared a Caliphate, renaming themselves “The Islamic State” and naming their leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ‘Caliph’.
This was inevitable really, especially given the growing prediction that an Islamic Caliphate will be the beast empire spoken of in the scriptures.
The Jerusalem Post has this to say:
An offshoot of al Qaeda which has captured territory in Iraq and Syria has declared itself an Islamic “caliphate” and called on factions worldwide to pledge their allegiance, a statement posted on Islamist websites and Twitter said on Sunday.
The move poses a direct challenge to the central leadership of al Qaeda, which has already disowned it, and to conservative Gulf Arab rulers.
The group, previously known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), has renamed itself “Islamic State” and proclaimed its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as “Caliph” – the head of the state, the statement said.
“He is the imam and khalifah (Caliph) for the Muslims everywhere,” the group’s spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani said in the statement, which was translated into several languages and read out in an Arabic audio speech.
“Accordingly, the “Iraq and Sham” (Levant) in the name of the Islamic State is henceforth removed from all official deliberations and communications, and the official name is the Islamic State from the date of this declaration,” he said.
The Sunni Muslim militant group follows al Qaeda’s hard-line ideology but draws its strength from foreign fighters, battle-hardened from Iraq.
It seeks to re-create a medieval-style caliphate erasing borders from the Mediterranean to the Gulf and deems Shi’ite Muslims to be heretics deserving death.
“It is incumbent upon all Muslims to pledge allegiance to (him) and support him…The legality of all emirates, groups, states, and organizations, becomes null by the expansion of the khalifah’s authority and arrival of its troops to their areas,” the statement said.
This should be enough to at least alert the world but I believe that blindness will abound for a long time yet.
Responding to these events, former Muslim terrorist turned Christian Walid Shoebat has warned that the implementation of sharia law will lead to mass crucifixions of Christians who refuse to convert to Islam:
Expect studded crosses as far as your eyes can see. The Muslim ISIS who hates the cross loves to use it. During the Arab Spring, we stated that the Arab Spring will evolve into an Islamic winter. We said it on Fox News and we were mocked. But we were right.
It is necessary now to learn more Islamic terminology. Begin to learn “Hiraba” and what that is all about.
Hiraba is Islamic law regarding punishments and now you will begin to see it applied in full force in all the areas that the Islamists control. We said it two years prior to the success of ISIS and now you are beginning to see it in full force. “Hiraba” comes straight from the damned Quran:
“The punishment of anyone who fights against Allah and His apostle and do mischief in the land is to be killed or crucified or to have their hands and feet from opposite ends or be banished from the land.” (Quran: The table spread)
It includes 4 styles of punishments; public execution (Qatl), crucifixion (Salb) and as crazy as it sounds amputating one hand and one foot from opposite sides (Yuqata’ Aydihim wa-Arjulihim) or exile (Nafy).
The intellectuals will finally realize that the entire Arab world will be taken over by totalitarian Salafists and Jihadists that will not offer equality between all human beings.
Indeed, yet I remain unconvinced that the so-called intellectuals will ever own up to being wrong about Islam and its oppression of one quarter of the entire earth. It seems to me that even when the inevitable wars comes, causing chaos to reign in the economic sphere, they will still hold fast to their pride as millions die.
We will see.
For now, be aware that the Caliphate has not existed since 1924. Think about that. Give it some serious thought. It’s back and the world is going to have to learn how to interact with an Islamic State who goal is the Islamisation of the entire earth.