Worldwide caliphate

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A worldwide caliphate is the concept of a single theocratic one-world government as proposed by some Islamists, in particular Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.[1][2] In 2014, Baghdadi claimed to have succeeded in the creation of a worldwide caliphate.[3] On April 8, 2006, the Daily Times of Pakistan reported that at a rally held in Islamabad the militant organization Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan called for the formation of a Worldwide Caliphate, which was to begin in Pakistan.[4]

Hizb ut-Tahrir, a pan-Islamic political organization, believes that all Muslims should unite in a worldwide caliphate[5][6] that will "challenge, and ultimately conquer, the West."[7] While extremists commit atrocities in pursuit of this unlikely goal, it lacks appeal among a wider Islamic audience.[8] Brigitte Gabriel argues that the goal of a worldwide caliphate is central to the enterprise of radical Islam.[9]


In his 2007 book, Islamic Imperialism: A History Efraim Karsh explains the concept's origin:[10]

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  1. ^ A Dictionary of World History - Page 332, Edmund Wright - 2015
  2. ^ Phares, Walid (2008). The Confrontation: Winning the War against Future Jihad: Defeating the Next Generation of Jihad. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 32. ISBN 978-0230603899. 
  3. ^ The Arab Uprisings: What Everyone Needs to Know - Page 13, James L. Gelvin - 2015
  4. ^ Referenced in Oliver-Dee, Sean (2009). The Caliphate Question: The British Government and Islamic Governance. Lexington. p. 9. ISBN 978-0739136010. 
  5. ^ "Hizb ut-Tahrir Emerges in America". Anti-Defamation League. 25 July 2013. 
  6. ^ Fagan, Geraldine (2012). Believing in Russia: Religious Policy After Communism. Routledge. p. 157. ISBN 978-0415490023. 
  7. ^ James Brandon (May 10, 2006). "The Caliphate: One nation, under Allah, with 1.5 billion Muslims". The Christian Science Monitor (Amman, Jorday). Retrieved May 26, 2012. 
  8. ^ Karl Vick (Jan 14, 2006). "Reunified Islam: Unlikely but Not Entirely Radical". The Washington Post. Retrieved May 26, 2012. 
  9. ^ Brigitte Gabriel (2008). They Must Be Stopped: Why We Must Defeat Radical Islam and How We Can Do It. St. Martin's Press. p. 10. ISBN 0312383630. 
  10. ^ Karsh, Efraim (2007). Islamic Imperialism: A History. Yale University Press. p. 64. ISBN 978-0300122633.