ISIS Declares 'Caliphate' in Its Iraq, Syria Territories
ISIS-led insurgents are creating an Islamic state out of the vast strips of land they control in Iraq and Syria, the militants have announced.
Its territory will extend from Syria's Aleppo, once the economic heart of the country, to the Diyala province in the east of Iraq.
The Islamic State for Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), which from now is to call itself simply "Islamic State", will strictly adhere to Sharia law and will consider its enclave to be home to all Muslims, Al Jazeera reports citing an audio recording published online.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who heads the group, will become "Caliph Ibrahim" to be a "leader for Muslims everywhere".
The "caliph" is a ruler generally pretending to represent all Muslims taking part in the Islamic community (the co-called Ummah). It is considered that the last Caliph was also the last Sultan of the Ottoman Empire.
ISIS now demands that Muslims "reject democracy and other garbage from the West," the BBC quotes them as saying in the message.
Meanwhile the conflict between Iraq's armed forces and the ISIS fighters has taken a new turn as Israel has called for the establishment of a Kurdish state in northern Iraq, where Kurds have been enjoying boosted autonomy.
"We should... support the Kurdish aspiration for independence... [Kurds are] a nation of fighters [who] have proved political commitment and are worthy of independence," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was quoted by the Guardian as saying.
Kurds have also managed to take control of Kirkuk, a long Kurdish goal, after the army fled earlier in June due to a wave of Islamist militants who flocked to the city.
The US and other countries are seeking to press Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki into forging a government of national unity to wind down tensions between Shia, Sunni and Kurdish citizens, after the Shia's dominance in power pushed many Sunnis to join the rebels in their offensive.
ISIS is also targeting the Iraqi capital Baghdad, which it wants to include in its Caliphate.
Iraqi soldiers have been trying to drive away insurgents, and the country's Air Force has carried out air strikes on ISIS targets.
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Religion is all about people. Science is all about nature. Religion is to science what astrology is to astronomy.
Originally those concepts were united but the more we understand nature the further they separate from each other. Religion is basically the art of trying to reconcile modern understanding with bygone precepts with bad results.
Religion is a sign that some people have no intellectual or critical faculties (and spare us the litany of geniuses from ages past who deluded themselves or chose to fit in with the irrational imaginings of their contemporaries). What might just destroy the world, and the human gene pool, is the increasing number of adherents to some of these fantasies who wish to force the rest of us to live under the tyranny of their "right" to express their mental instability and to inflict it on us.....
Dear mr. Stalin
Did the Saudi prince Alwaleed bin Talal pay you a grant to make an anticommunist propaganda in the Bulgarian web sites?
I was intending to discuss how and why Lockheed Martin stopped the supply of American F16 planes to the Iraqi government on the verge of the Al Kaeda’s attack.
Obviously, it is undesired discussion.
So I am silent.
But I am sure many Americans ask themselves strange questions these days.
The US and other countries are seeking to press Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki into forging a government of national unity to wind down tensions between Shia, Sunni and Kurdish citizens.....
I would translate the above for the American readers of the forum..
It says, that Obama's administration is trying to press Maliki and to obstruct him ......
and to buy time for Al Kaeda's fighters...working in their favor......
Preserving an innocent face for the word and not disturbing very much the American public with shocking revelations.
A long time a go a man claimed to be the son of GOD , He was questioned by those of knowledge those of the CHURCHES and POWER because he did not GIVE THE ANSWERS THEY WANTED, or UNDERSTOOD, He was taken to a place of EXECUTION .( That is how the story goes ).
What would be so different TODAY ?
Who would believe a person who said they were the child of GOD or would it be them same all over again
NO FAITH would they be taken in this NOW CIVILISED WORLD of so called BELIEVERS, questioned and when as before the ANSWERS did not FIT taken and LOCKED UP AS MAD.
NO FAITH ,it has to be found but firstly IN YOURSELF.
This EARTH is plagued with WARS it is also Plagued with very unusual WEATHER ,
thunder storms ,flooding , tornadoes, volcanoes erupting , Earthquakes, Ocean waves of such proportions that they destroy islands towns and cities around the world.
BUT NO ONE IS LISTENING ????????????????????