Obama-appointed DHS adviser calls return of Caliphate 'inevitable'
As ISIS rolls through Iraq vowing to re-establish the global Caliphate, an appointee of President Obama is telling us that the return of the Caliphate is “Inevitable.” John Rossomando reports for the Investigative Project on Terrorism:
A member of President Obama's Homeland Security Advisory Council known for controversial Twitter posts that seem to support the Muslim Brotherhood wrote Friday that it is "inevitable that 'Caliphate' returns."
Mohamed Elibiary has been controversial since he was first appointed to the taskforce in 2010. He was closely associated with Shukri abu Baker, former executive director of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development - one of five people convicted for illegal Hamas support in 2008. Elibiary argued that there was a "lack of evidence" in the HLF case and suggested that it was a political prosecution.
He previously praised the late Muslim Brotherhood ideologue Sayyid Qutb, whose ideas have undergirded the modern jihadist movement – especially his call for violent jihad and for the purification of Islam from the forces of unbelief – on Twitter.
Qutb believed that if the Caliphate – abolished in 1924 – ever were to be re-established, that a vanguard would need to replace the regime of one country with an Islamic state
Baghdad, the object of the current ISIS offensive, was, Rossomondo reminds us, the capital of the Assabid Caliphate from 762 until 1258. In the Muslim world, memories of the Caliphate are highly potent.
Hat tip: Lauri Regan