From its use of the traditional black color scheme on banners and attire, which was adopted during the Abbasid era, to its espousal of the tradition of bay'ah, which signifies allegiance to an individual as the caliph, ISIL appears to use the concept of a caliphate
to justify some of its barbaric and violent actions.
8220;A range of social and political factors drive the contemporary jihadists and Caliphate
groups,” Associate Professor Rane says.
After Talha and Zubayr apostasy, Muawiyah declared in a letter to A1 Zubair to be the caliphate
of Damascus after him, and then Talha, but this is under the condition of oppression and occupation of Iraq.
Pro-IS sites are circulating images incorporating Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, India, Egypt, Morocco, Somalia and Nigeria into an expanding caliphate
DUBAI: As fasting for Ramadan began, a Sunni terrorist group popularly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria proclaimed a caliphate
, or religious-political dominion.
Tunisia's secularists said their fears about an Islamist takeover were being realized on Tuesday after Jbeili, whose moderate Islamist party won last month's election, invoked the revival of a caliphate
, or Islamic state.
On the 90th anniversary of the fall of the Ottoman Empire, the vast Islamic Caliphate
regime which fell in 1921 after WWI, thousands of members of the Radical Islamist organization Hizb ut-Tahrir rallied on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
They know that Iraqis have rejected Al-Qaeda, there will never be a caliphate
in Iraq; the struggle for democracy now is the heart of our fight against terrorism and it is a struggle Iraqi people are winning," General Ray Odierno told a ceremony in one of Saddam Hussein s old palaces in Baghdad.
Then, during the process of decolonization, between 1955 and 1960, the British made the Caliphate
the successor to their colonial power by rigging the Caliphates
political party, the Northern People's Congress (NPC), into office.
The Empire in Transition: The Caliphates
of Sulayman, aACAyUmar, and Yazid A.
Wasserstein sketches the history and significance of the caliphate
in al-Andalus beginning with its creation in 929 A.
Naturally, the intellectual battle to accept or reject this concept is an old one, though its urgency in our times is evident as numerous extremist groups in dozens of societies look for salvation in the Caliphate