His call has thus far met largely with scoffing outside of his own domains, and perhaps quietly inside them as well. It will only gain traction if he is able to make his state a viable one â€” a possibility that analysts and Muslim leaders are dismissing today, saying that a state born in terrorism […]Continue Reading Â»
If this turns out to be true, it will be a severe setback for the nascent caliphate â€” but with the Islamic State’s hand against everyone and everyone’s hand against it, surely not an unexpected one. Succession in the historical caliphates was often a haphazard and violent affair, and almost certainly will be in this case, if al-Baghdadi dies and his Islamic State holds together at all.
“Iraqi Isis Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ‘Severely Injured and Flees to Syria,’” by Vasudevan Sridharan,Â International Business Times, July 5, 2014:
Islamic State’s ‘caliph’ lauds Iraq rebellion
The newly elected leader of the Islamic State has made hisÂ first public appearance since proclaiming a caliphate, justifying the Sunni-led rebellion against the Iraqi government.
(LOL: Qaradawi rejects al-Baghdadi’s caliphate, he wants his own…..)
Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the prominent Sunni religious leader, denounced Baghdadi’s caliphate announcement as violating Islamic law.
He said in a statement on Saturday that the declaration was “void under sharia”.
“The declaration issued by the Islamic State is void under sharia and has dangerous consequences for the Sunnis in Iraq and for the revolt in Syria,” he said.
“We look forward to the coming caliphate.”