Another Caliphate

posted by Christopher W. Holton

For some time now we have pointed out that Africa has become the central front in the global jihadist movement. Organizations such as Boko Haram in Nigeria and Al Shabaab in Somalia have grabbed headlines with horrible, barbaric acts of jihad. Meanwhile, Al Qaeda and the Islamic State have carried out jihad campaigns in places like Mali, Libya, Algeria, Cameroon, Niger, Kenya and Tanzania.

More recently, the jihadist insurgency has come to the southeastern African nation of Mozambique, where jihadists recently seized a coastal town of 30,000 people.

The Islamic State Central Africa Province (ISCAP) has now declared their intention to take control of all of Mozambique.

Their stated goal? It’s the same goal as EVERY jihadist group in the world:

We hear them again lay out their ultimate objective: the establishment of an Islamist state regulated by Shari”a rule.”

Despite the fact that this goal has been repeated over and over again by jihadists from the Philippines to Western Europe, western security services–including the U.S. military, intelligence apparatus and the FBI–refuse to acknowledge this simple, but hard, reality.

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