ISIS: A History of the Islamic State’s New Caliphate in Syria and Iraq | New Republic


The entire self-image and propaganda narrative of the Islamic State is based on emulating the early leaders of Islam, in particular the Prophet Muhammad and the four “rightly guided caliphs” who led Muslims from Muhammad’s death in 632 until 661.

via ISIS: A History of the Islamic State's New Caliphate in Syria and Iraq | New Republic.

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