ISIS’ ideology revolves around ‘one caliph to rule all’, an ideology ISIS is hell bent upon making the world bow to. The entire world has rejected that ideology and the false claims to follow, even terrorist organizations. In a recent revelation, Pakistani Taliban rejected Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s claim to be the global leader of all Muslims. This revelation came via Reuters on Saturday. Rejection from Pakistani Taliban followed a similar statement from the Afghan Taliban. Islamic State (IS) is rogue branch of al-Qaeda that proclaimed its leader, Baghdadi, as the Caliph (the head of state). He wishes to establish a global caliphate with himself as the “caliph” based on “Islamic” principles.
Pakistani Taliban are wary of Islamic State and its principles, of course, Pakistani Taliban have objectives of their own. Their ultimate plan would involve toppling the government of Pakistan headed by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, and establish a sharia state. The statement from Pakistani Taliban read,
Baghdadi is not Khalifa (caliph) because in Islam, Khalifa means that he has command over all the Muslim world, while Baghdadi has no such command; he has command over a specific people and territory… Baghdadi is not an Islamic Khalifa because his selection is not according to Islamic rules.
Pakistani Taliban is the primary terrorist organization and it operates separately from the Afghan counterparts. A few members of the Pakistani Taliban did pledge allegiance to Islamic State and even urged other members to join the “caliphate”. Pakistani Taliban also condemned Islamic State’s rule as barbaric. The statement read,
Baghdadi’s caliphate is not Islamic because in a real caliphate you provide real justice while Baghdadi’s men kill many innocent mujahedeen (fighters) of other groups.
It would seem that organizations unallied with Islamic State possess a resentment for the group, especially Pakistani and Afghan Taliban, with the latter sending a letter to Baghdadi telling him to stop recruitment in Afghanistan.You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ for more updates. Otherwise fill in the subscription box above, or subscribe to our RSS Feed.