Monday, 12 June 2017

Syrian state TV 'claims Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed in an airstrike'

quote [ ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has reportedly been killed in Raqqa, Syria ]

Wonder if he is really dead this time. No conformation as of yet.
[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+1 Informative]
[by bbqkink@1:29amGMT]


knumbknutz said @ 1:38am GMT on 12th Jun
Osama Bin Laden’s number one Isis’ number one has been killed. Film at eleven.

New decade – new boogeyman to justify x-billions of dollars handed over to defense contractors and lobbyists. Snore.
bbqkink said[1] @ 1:59am GMT on 12th Jun
No this guy is different.

"On 29 June 2014, , ISIL announced the establishment of a worldwide caliphate. Al-Baghdadi was named its caliph, to be known as "Caliph Ibrahim", and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant was renamed the Islamic State"

Hard to have a caliphate without a Caliph
HoZay said @ 3:19am GMT on 12th Jun
I'm sure there's a vice-caliph waiting in the wings.
bbqkink said @ 4:05pm GMT on 12th Jun
Not so much...

1 History of the title
2 Ecumenical caliphates

2.1 Rashidun Caliphs (8 June 632 – 29 January 661)
2.2 Hasan ibn Ali's Caliphate (661)
2.3 Umayyad Caliphs (661 – 6 August 750)
2.4 Abbasid Caliphs (750–1258 and 1261–1517)
2.4.1 Caliphs of Baghdad (25 January 750 – 20 February 1258)
2.4.2 Caliphs of Cairo (13 June 1261 – 22 January 1517)
2.5 Ottoman Caliphs (1517 – 3 March 1924)

3 Non-ecumenical caliphates

3.1 Ibn al-Zubayr's Caliphate (684–692)
3.2 Ummayad Caliphs of Córdoba (929–1031)
3.3 Fatimid Caliphs (909–1171)
3.4 Almohad Caliphs (1145–1269)
3.5 Sokoto Caliphs (1804–1903)
3.6 Bornu and Songhai Empires

4 Various caliphates declared after 1900

4.1 Sharifian Caliphate (1924-1931)
4.2 Ahmadiyya Muslim Caliphate (1908–present)
4.3 ISIL/ISIS claim (2014–present)

sanepride said @ 1:55am GMT on 12th Jun
Sole source is Syrian state TV, not even repeated by other Syrian state news agencies. Only the British tabloids and a few pro-Trump outlets are treating it seriously. So yeah, don't bet on it.
HoZay said @ 1:55am GMT on 12th Jun
Well, glad that's over.
bbqkink said[1] @ 2:41am GMT on 12th Jun
sanepride said @ 2:48am GMT on 12th Jun
Dude- this is right-wing crackpot stuff. 'Unsubstantiated' is an understatement.
bbqkink said[1] @ 2:52am GMT on 12th Jun
Ok thanks. Will make it disappear.

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