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  • Celebrating Milestone: Russia Completes Destruction Of Chemical Weapons Stockpile
    Other states (such as Germany) and civil society (such as Green Cross Russia and Global Green USA) have played important roles in such efforts, including by supporting risk assessment and public outre...
    09/29/2017 - 7:35 am | View Link
  • Here's How Mosul is Celebrating Eid With ISIS Gone
    Arithi said the CTS were about 25 meters (yards) from the Nuri mosque, from where Islamic State's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi proclaimed his "caliphate" over parts of Iraq and Syria three years ago. T...
    06/24/2017 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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  • Caliphate
    The Sokoto Caliphate was an Islamic state in what is now Nigeria led by Usman dan Fodio. ... and Al-Sha`rani stated that the global Muslim community can have only one leader at any given time. Al-Nawawi and Abd al-Jabbar ibn Ahmad declared it impermissible to give oaths of loyalty to more than one leader. Al-Joziri ...
    01/18/2019 - 3:58 am | View Website
  • From Paper State to Caliphate: The Ideology of the Islamic ...
    Caliphate: The Ideology of the Islamic State ... It is this idea—the ideology of the Islamic State ... caliphate, or the global Islamic empire, nixing
    01/16/2019 - 2:23 pm | View Website
  • Pence's Claim that ISIS 'Has Been Defeated'
    The caliphate has crumbled and ISIS has been defeated. ... special presidential envoy for the global coalition to counter ... he Islamic State and other groups like al-Qaida have a presence in ...
    01/16/2019 - 2:16 pm | View Website
  • The Islamic State, the “Caliphate Project” and the “Global ...
    The Islamic State, the “Caliphate Project” and the “Global War on Terrorism” The Al Qaeda legend and the threat of the “Outside Enemy” is sustained through extensive media and government propaganda.
    01/15/2019 - 8:12 am | View Website
  • The Caliph’s Role in the (un)Surprising Resilience of the ...
    The greatest beneficiaries of these dynamics would be the Islamic State movement under the leadership of Abu Bakr, and the rest is history: by 2013, it challenged Zawahiri’s authority, and by July the following year, it had usurped al-Qaeda as the flagship of the global jihad with the announcement of its caliphate.
    01/5/2019 - 12:39 am | View Website
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