Monday, July 7, 2014

Current ISIS and Caliphate Headlines

There have been a flurry of reports coming out of the Islamic State Caliphate, some of which are not yet confirmed. Below are links to several important stories.

Of course, there is widespread speculation that the IS Caliphate cannot endure. Yet even if this attempt to restore an Islamic caliphate fails, it marks an historic, epochal shift for contemporary Islam and the world. Restoration of the caliphate and the "glory of Islam" is now seen by Muslims as attainable, and it is only a matter of time before ISIS firms up their rule, or some other jihadist group or alliance establishes an Islamic state.