Is ISIS A Real Caliphate?

Q. I read today that a Muslim Scholars group is going to be uniting for a Caliphate which they believe will be centered in Turkey and that ISIS’s action are not in line with what the Koran describes. What do you make of this? Is this in Ezekiel?

A. As far as I’m aware there is no mention of this in Ezekiel. The point is that on his own authority the leader of ISIS proclaimed a caliphate and named himself the caliph. Other Moslem leaders are saying that’s not how it’s done. It takes an official act by people authorized to make such a proclamation.

The Ottoman Empire was the last official Muslim Caliphate and some are saying the next one has to begin where it left off, in Turkey. I believe this will be an ongoing struggle between the factions of Islam.

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