The head of the jihadist group chose the first Friday prayer service of Ramadan to make an audacious display of power in the city that the Sunni Islamists have now controlled for three weeks.
Speaking from the balcony of the mosque, al-Baghdadi urged the world’s Muslims to flock to the Islamic caliphate across Syria and Iraq declared by his organisation last week.
Under his direction, the Islamic world would be returned to “dignity, might, rights and leadership”, announced the self-anointed “Caliph Ibrahim”.
“I am the wali (leader) who presides over you, though I am not the best of you, so if you see that I am right, assist me,” he said, dressed in a black turban and robe.
Will obama send a telegram congratulating him.
jaywemm on July 5, 2014 at 11:55 AM
All mooslims please flock there and take our pantload in chief with you.
trs on July 5, 2014 at 12:26 PM
Imagine, this pig was in US custody and still consumes oxygen, freed by the Maliki moron.
May he show Maliki his full worth.
Schadenfreude on July 5, 2014 at 12:26 PM
Yes, by all means send him ht message of congrats.,but enclose it in a hell fire missile.
jmtham156 on July 5, 2014 at 12:26 PM
Gee Wali, I don’t know, Bahgdad’s going to be awfully sore about this.
Flange on July 5, 2014 at 12:49 PM
“Osama is dead and GM is alive dead” — obama
Schadenfreude on July 5, 2014 at 12:54 PM
Notice the quality of Muslim maintenance in the burned out Mosque light bulbs for the first Friday of Ramadan. Not quite the light of Islam you might have been led to believe.
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I expect most Muslims will comply. After all, the Qu’ran says that’s what they are supposed to do.
Along with serving in jihad. At the command of said Caliph.
BTW, under the Qu’ran, a man gets to be Caliph by simply saying that’s what he is. You see, if he’s lying, Allah strikes him dead on the spot.
Since this one is patently still alive, he must really be the Caliph, by Islamic “logic”.
And the Caliph must call for jihad against the unbelievers, because the whole point of the Caliphate is to spread Islam “by the sword”. Again, it’s all right there in The Book.
And Western progressives affect to be terrified of Christian “fundamentalists”….
eon on July 5, 2014 at 2:26 PM
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