By Christopher W. Holton
The vast majority of Westerners–especially Americans–are completely ignorant of Islamic doctrine.
When Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi claimed the title Caliph and declared the Islamic State in June 2014, many ignorant observers assumed that the establishment of the Caliphate was something that only “radicals” and “extremists” sought.
That isn’t true. A study of Islamic doctrine based on the Islamic trilogy–the Quran, the Hadith and the Sirah–reveals that it is a doctrinal tenet of Islam that Muslims are supposed to work for the establishment of the worldwide Islamic state so that Allah’s law reigns supreme everywhere.
Below we have a curious example that illustrates the truth about the Caliphate and Islamic doctrine.
Syrian historian Sami Moubayed explains in an article in the UK Telegraph that the best way to battle back against the Islamic State Caliphate led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is to form a competing Caliphate led by a more appealing individual.
Essentially what this means is that even Muslims who do not approve of the Islamic State still desire to see a worldwide Caliphate ruled by Shariah dominating the world.