One hundred years ago World War 1 began and the world was never quite the same ever again. The clashes in the Marne in August 1914 awoke the dreaming fools of Europe to a bitter horror that they unleashed, yet their madness persisted and to a great degree, it persists to this day. Churchill’s Post-WW1 drawing lines in the sand to break up the Turkish Caliphate into tribal Sheikdoms was a noble effort at best, and yet a long-term disaster at worst. In the piece coming up, Robert Spencer gives a dire warning about where the world is headed now that the Islamic Jihadist Muslim Terrorist Genie has been released from his bottled imprisonment and is maddeningly spinning out of control all across the Middle East; the Caliphate restored being the main goal.
It was clear after the recent mess in Egypt, Libya, Iraq, Syria and beyond, that the only way Obama’s foreign policy made any sense was in his re-establishing the Caliphate under the Muslim Brotherhood as his primary objective, which also happens to be one of the MB’s founding objectives as well. To accomplish this, Obama had to undo everything Bush did, and he has almost completed that; and let us not forget Valerie Jarrett’s own ambition to get the Caliphate restored.
The idiots who think we can hide behind our borders and ignore them are in for a rude awakening. The Islamic Jihadist Terrorists themselves are declaring they are coming after us, no matter what, and the liberal-progressive Alinskyite Democrat-Marxists are going to great lengths to see that our country, especially the southern border, remains wide open. These are indeed becoming troublesome times, and it doesn’t inspire any kind of confidence to witness a feckless, inept, incompetent community organizer floundering around in the White House, having a hissy-fit each time he doesn’t get his own way. Certainly no confidence-lifter that he can stave off the Caliphate restored.
On to Robert Spencer and his take from FrontPageMag …
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has declared itself a caliphate, renamed The Islamic State, and named its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the caliph, and demanded that all Muslims worldwide pledge allegiance to him. Al-Baghdadi has called upon all Muslims to relocate to his caliphate to wage war against non-Muslims. Many have ridiculed and denigrated this declaration; few have realized its implications.
The restoration of the caliphate has for decades been the central goal of jihad groups worldwide. The caliphate (khilafa) was from the beginnings of Islam until the early twentieth century, at least among Sunnis (who constitute eighty-five to ninety percent of Muslims worldwide), the center of the supranational unity of the global Muslim community (umma). The caliph, who was theoretically chosen from among the most pious and capable men of the community, was considered to be the political, military and religious successor of Muhammad as the leader of the Muslim community. He ruled according to the dictates of the Sharia (Islamic law), implementing Allah’s decrees of justice on earth.
The caliphate was abolished by the secular Turkish government in 1924. The Muslim Brotherhood was founded in Egypt in 1928 partly as a reaction to the end of the caliphate, and from the beginning a central part of its program has been the need to work toward restoring it and then recovering lands that had been lost to Islam. Brotherhood founder Hasan al-Banna explained:
“We want the Islamic flag to be hoisted once again on high, fluttering in the wind, in all those lands that have had the good fortune to harbor Islam for a certain period of time and where the muzzein’s call sounded in the takbirs and the tahlis. Then fate decreed that the light of Islam be extinguished in these lands that returned to unbelief. Thus Andalusia, Sicily, the Balkans, the Italian coast, as well as the islands of the Mediterranean, are all of them Muslim Mediterranean colonies and they must return to the Islamic fold. The Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea must once again become Muslim seas, as they once were.”
The kind of government that would then be established would not be a pluralistic democracy by any stretch of the imagination. Hamza Tzortzis of the Britain-based Islamic Education and Research Academy has stated this plainly:
“We as Muslims reject the idea of freedom of speech, and even the idea of freedom. We see under the Khilafa [caliphate], when people used to engage in a positive way, this idea of freedom was redundant, it was unnecessary, because the society understood under the education system of the Khilafa state, and under the political framework of Islam, that people must engage with each other in a positive and productive way to produce results.”