Well, just another reason to talk about Islam and Jihad and terrorism and the Middle East folks!
For those not so into international news and all, what happened is that this group called
Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), self-declared those areas it has control over as 'the Islamic State'..
The Sunni-majority areas of Syria and Iraq, dear. and they proclaimed a caliphate, with some dude (alias Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi) being its Caliph..
Wow , never have I ever imagined I would live to see a Caliphate (from Khilafah, meaning succession (to Muhammad) ) being established in these times.. Not that I do not believe in the Mehdi, for I do, but I prayed really hard he wouldn't show up in my time
because ............................ If you've been an Islamophobic troll who happened to read about the Mehdi, you'd definitely know that Mehdi's name doesn't show up without mention of the Dajjal (http://www.templemount.org/islameschat.html)- and who wants to see him?
OK got distracted there. But really,when you hear Caliphate you imagine at least 49.9% of the Muslims supporting it, or, as this Mehdi puts it:
#ISIS and its new "caliph" claim to have 15,000 fighters, or basically 0.001% of the world's 1.6 billion Muslims. #context #perspective - Mehdi Hasan
But really, you don't just rule a part of the Sunnis by force and claim you're the Caliph- Caliphate is for the entire world's Muslims, .. shame on you Ibrahim-alias-al-Baghdadi, and you're supposedly Arab, Muslim and Educated..man up and win them.. calling a cat a lion doesn't change a thing!
Oh, and Mazel tov , you just won yourself the areas from between which the Dajjal would most likely emerge.. thank you for speeding up the inevitable. You know what would be even better, go ahead and claim something bigger than a Caliph, and win yourself the position of one in a series of 20 mini-antichrists leading up to the real one..One guy has already put this long before this issue came up- "How can you restore the Caliphate if the Hejaz are not established between Mecca and Medina?"
Next individual/group to claim caliph better start right, get control of Mecca and Medina, that would get you like the whole world's support. Or how about Palestine & Israel.. Taking up a holy site, now that takes guts!
Muslims everywhere must be like so confused, do we pray for our brothers in Egypt, Kashmir, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, China, Burma, Yemen, Nigeria,Sudan, Somalia, and God knows where else, or do we pray for the death of ISIS, Al-Qaeda, Boko Haram members and the likes of them..
As for concerns as to whether we have to vow allegiance of some sort, nobody seems to care..the non-Muslims are more distraught than the Muslims outside ISIS.
Pretty depressing situation..
(turns to the Muslims)
Other countries with evil intentions don't have to interfere, we're already one big mess.. If only we'd all leave everything for the sake of God, God's land is so vast and wide, if all were to stay in one place, no one can kick us out or around. Learn from the Children of Israel, because home is where the holy site lies..
I'm not done yet!!!!!!