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The Islamic Caliphate

2016 Vol. 3: May/June

June 29, 2014 marked a significant day in Islamic history –and indeed in human history. On that day, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi of ISIS announced something that even Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda were unable to achieve. Al-Baghdadi announced that the Islamic Caliphate had been re-established with himself as its head, the Caliph. Indeed, the Caliphate had been abandoned since the Ottoman Empire collapsed nearly a century ago.

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