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ISIS' new caliphate is a dangerous development for the entire world
The jehadis of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), have now declared the areas of NW Iraq and NE Syria which they have recently captured, a Caliphate with their leader Abu Bakr al Bagdadi as the Caliph. The last Caliph was removed by Kemal Ataturk in 1924 and this concept was abolished in Muslim world.

A Caliph is considered by his followers as the sole heir of Prophet Muhammad who exercises both religious and political powers. In other words now the entire Muslim world must bow to the new caliph Al Baghdadi. This call has already been given by the new Caliph Al Baghdadi in his recent message of Ramadan to all the Mujahedeen and Muslim Ummah of the world.

This is bound to lead to lot of sectarian fights among the Sunnis for supremacy. The Al Qaeda which till now was trying to appropriate this supremacy to them is in direct bloody fight with ISIS. Between them they have lost 7000 fighters in this feud for control of Syrian oil fields with ISIS now winning.Al Bagdadi intends to join his gains in Iraq and Syria by obliterating their borders and he is succeeding.

It is so strange that Saudi Arabia the dominant power and oil powerhouse of the world is still silent on this development when it knows that it is most threatened. Yes it has moved 30000 of its troops on Saudi-Iraq border. Jordan another country close to the western countries and next on the line of fire of ISIS is also not saying much. This is also leading to  a global confrontation between Shia and Sunni sect of Muslims with dire consequences for the world at large.

The fuel prices will hit sky high and the main sufferer will be India and maybe China dependent on gulf oil. It has been confirmed now that along with ISIS 30000 jehadis of local Iraqi types, 10000 fighters from countries all over the world are also fighting. What is the bad news for us is that in this Indian Nationals are also involved. All these foreign jehadis including Indians are being used by the ISIS as suicide bombers.

This is very dangerous trend because there is no effective defence against suicide bombers. Sooner than later these people will find their way back to India. It is time Modi Government takes strong steps against them and not allows them to return to India. They must be identified in India. We cannot export terrorists and all terrorists are criminals of worst kind. It is also time for US and western power to wake up and bring this ISIS under their air power. Iraq is already asking them for air support. it is too late for US now to expect that Iraq will remain united. It is only  matter of time before Iraq will break in three countries.

The Shia dominated southern Iraq, Sunni Dominated Central Iraq and Kurdish dominated Northern Iraq.The UN must convene a security council and must act on this development. This Caliphate must be finished earlier the better.

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