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July 1, 2014 - 12:43 pm

Presented without comment, because it speaks for itself.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed leader of the Islamic State stretching across Iraq and Syria, has vowed to lead the conquest of Rome as he called on Muslims to immigrate to his new land to fight under its banner around the globe.

Interesting timing. With the Muslim prayer recently held at the Vatican and all.

Baghdadi, who holds a PhD in Islamic studies, said Muslims were being targetted and killed from China to Indonesia. Speaking as the first Caliph, or commander of the Islamic faithful since the dissolution of the Ottoman empire, he called on Muslims to rally to his pan-Islamic state.

“Those who can immigrate to the Islamic State should immigrate, as immigration to the house of Islam is a duty,” he said in an audio recording released on a website used by the group formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham.

“Rush O Muslims to your state. It is your state. Syria is not for Syrians and Iraq is not for Iraqis. The land is for the Muslims, all Muslims.

“This is my advice to you. If you hold to it you will conquer Rome and own the world, if Allah wills.”

They’re jihadists without borders.

Hassan Hassan, an analyst at Abu Dhabi’s Delma Institute, wrote that Baghdadi provided the most radical challenge since the emergence of Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda. “The whispers of support to a caliph in Afghanistan are now replaced by clear words and acts, amplified by social media,” he said. “Jihadism has evolved significantly. It is no longer limited to narrow “elitists” who travel to distant countries to wage jihad. Today’s jihad is more sophisticated and individualised and can be waged everywhere.”

Everywhere, indeed. Everywhere.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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You never see "coexist" bumper stickers on cars owned by Muslims.
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Thing is, there are a lot of imams who think they are entitled to be Caliph. He's in more danger from his "friends" than from anyone else.
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I hope that millions of Muslims currently resident in the United States, Israel, Canada, Australia, and Europe take his advice and hurry to make pious new lives in this Caliph's domain. And may they not let the door bang their buns on the way out.
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We can all thank the great Imam Obama for this new Caliphate. Remember, he said that the most beautiful sound is the muslim call to prayer. You'll be hearing it soon in a neighborhood near you thanks to America's first anti-American president. And I'd like to personally thank all of the half wit numbskulls for voted for him........twice.
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Pack your bags, il Papa. There's a new sheriff comin' to town (at your silent acquiescence, of course).
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You never see "coexist" bumper stickers on cars owned by Muslims.
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"the Muslim prayer recently held at the Vatican and all."

And yet we never hear of Christian prayers held at mosques. Funny, that. I can't imagine why. /sarcasm
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Thing is, there are a lot of imams who think they are entitled to be Caliph. He's in more danger from his "friends" than from anyone else.
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I hope that millions of Muslims currently resident in the United States, Israel, Canada, Australia, and Europe take his advice and hurry to make pious new lives in this Caliph's domain. And may they not let the door bang their buns on the way out.
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See the Pieta and Sistine Ceiling one last time before the Caliphate has them blown up as idols.
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How soon before buses and trains start blowing up in Rome?
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Or Brownsville.
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The way the borders are wide open now,...
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