Caliph Ibrahim - updates

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Indonesia bans ISIS, fights it on various fronts

Aug 05, 2014 - 5:45 PM

Every effort to spread ISIS ideology must be prevented There is no place for such ideology in Indonesia Indonesia is not an Islamic state

SUPPORTERS. Image tweeted by user @allyn3237 on June 20, 2014, of a pro-ISIS rally in Jakarta.

Don't join ISIS, religious affairs minister tells Indonesians

Aug 01, 2014 - 10:38 PM

A video recently released by the jihadist group titled shows a group of men most of whom are carrying rifles exhorting Indonesians to join them

JOIN THE RANKS. Screengrab from a YouTube video uploaded on July 23, 2014, showing Indonesians inviting their fellow citizens to join the ISIS.

Who is Caliph Ibrahim, the chief of the Islamic State jihadist group?

Jul 06, 2014 - 12:14 AM

Abu Bakr al Baghdadi the enigmatic self proclaimed caliph of a state straddling Iraq and Syria is increasingly seen as more powerful than Al Qaeda s chief

JIHADIST CHIEF. An image grab taken from a propaganda video released on July 5, 2014 by al-Furqan Media allegedly shows the leader of the Islamic State jihadist group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, aka Caliph Ibrahim, addressing Muslim worshippers at a mosque in the militant-held northern Iraqi city of Mosul. Photo by AFP/Ho/Al-Furqan Media

Leading Sunni scholar says jihadist caliphate violates sharia

Jul 05, 2014 - 8:01 PM

A caliphate is fundamentally a universal Islamic state ruled by a single leader with both political and religious authority

UNITY. Shia Muslim devotees take part in a demonstration calling for unity among Muslims following recent violence in Iraq. File photo by AFP/Chandan Khanna