Within the context of ISIL this blog entry germane! Many previous blog entry having referred to the combatants of ISIL as Salafi.
“'I do not promise you, as the kings and rulers promise their followers and congregation, luxury, security and relaxation,' he said. 'Instead I promise you what Allah promised his faithful followers.'” - - al Baghdadi. Aka Caliph Ibrahim.
ISIL combatants and adherents best described as and understood as Salafists. Muslims adhering as close as possible to the original first three generations of Muslims from the time of Mohammad.
"The Salafi movement . . . is a movement or sect within Islam that takes its name from the term salaf ('predecessors', 'ancestors') used to identify the earliest Muslims, who, its adherents believe, provide the epitome of Islamic practice." ''The people of my own generation are the best, then those who come after them, and then those of the next generation,'"- - Muhammad.
This Internet web site explains it best?
"From the Internet web site article "Salafism for Dummies"
"The word “Salafism” is on many reporters’ and analysts’ tongues these days . . . Suddenly, Salafism seems to be everywhere"
"Defining Salafism is tricky. The Arabic salaf means 'ancestors' or 'forefathers,' a reference to the Prophet Muhammad, his Companions, and the succeeding two generations of Muslims. To say that Salafis today look to these generations as models for conduct and worship is true but insufficient, since other Muslims also define themselves in relation to the early Muslim community".
The Salafist eschews all form of secular law, those teachings of the Koran, sunnah, hadith the guide for good governance preferred, AND PHYSICAL COERCION GUARANTEEING COMPLIANCE!