The English in this report is marginal, but the import is clear. The Righteous or Rightly Guided Caliphs were, according to Islamic tradition, the first four successors of Muhammad: Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman, and Ali Ibn Abi Talib. Then some add Hasan, Ali’s son, or Umar II, who came slightly later. And Hamadi Jebali is apparently planning to be the sixth.
I tried to tell you: “Tunisia’s new Prime minisiter’s [sic]: “I am a Rightous Caliph, I see Signs from God.” !!!,” fromÂ All Voices, November 13 (thanks to JW):
In a popular meeting in Sousse today, Hamadi Jebali of Enahdha party, certainly tunisian [sic] next prime minister in Tunisia, has announced that he and his party will be “the 6 th islamic Rightly Guided Caliphs”, promising also that this tunisian [sic] Caliphate will, enlighten the worrld [sic], as did the Jasmine revolution!
The term Caliphate refers to the first system of government established in Islam and represented the political unity of the Muslim Ummah (community). Its head is the Caliph, a monarch, usually chosen among pious imams.
He also promised that Jerusalem will be freed from jewish [sic] occupation. The liberation process will start from the tunisian [sic] Caliphate! pointing [sic] to a palestenian [sic] guest woman present in the meeting: “our sister’s presence is a divine sign from God. The liberation of jerusalem starts here. I will be the 6th Rightous [sic] Caliph”..