SOURCE: The Conversation
What is a caliph? The Islamic State tries to boost its legitimacy by hijacking a historic institution
by Ken Chitwood
The Islamic State’s caliphate was never widely recognized among the global Muslim community and no longer has significant territory. But the Islamic State still uses the history of the caliphate to push their claims.
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