Expert Views Attempt to Establish Islamic Caliphate

(Jerusalem Post) Ariel Ben Solomon - "The ideology of Islamic State and the caliphate are a watershed event," said Shmuel Bar, a senior research fellow at the Samuel Neaman Institute for National Policy Research at the Technion. "No previous Islamic regime - no matter how radical, dared declare itself a caliphate." "The very paradigm of the caliphate implies that there is only one form of Islam and the caliphate must purge the 'Abode of Islam' from all others - Shi'ites, Alawites - and subjugate all other religious communities - Christians and Jews - or eliminate them. This chaos is now irreversible....Therefore, Israel and the West must be prepared to live through the age of chaos in the Middle East for at least a decade."

2015-04-24 00:00:00

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