This is coolbert:
I might have expected as much. Where do these persons get such big ideas?
"A self-declared Iraqi 'caliph' wants to rule the world."
Well, at least the ummah [the world-wide Islamic community].
"Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has a big job cut out for him. Over the weekend, the Iraqi militant declared himself the supreme authority for all the world's 1.5 billion Muslims and changed his name – not that al-Baghdadi is his real name – to Caliph Ibrahim."
The Caliph of course that benevolent despot [can there be such a thing?] ruling the ummah and using the teachings of the Koran, the hadith, the sunnah, and the pronouncements and rulings of the ulema [religious scholars] as a guide.
ISIL as commanded by Abu Bakr are Salafists? Adhering to the earliest teachings of Islam and emulating to the greatest degree possible the life of Mohammad.
That Caliph of Baghdad up unto the time of Hulagu the Mongol in charge of the greatest civilization in the world at that exact moment. That destruction of Baghdad a world-changing event from which the Islamic world has NEVER RECOVERED!