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Prominent U.S. Imam: New Caliphate Should Wage Jihad
by Ryan Mauro
Imam Zaid Shakir, one of the founders of America's first Muslim college, preached in 1992 that a new Caliphate (an Islamic state ruling the world by Sharia) should be created that will wage jihad and "use…weaponry against the enemies of Islam," audio posted on YouTube on December 18 shows.
The sermon, titled "Failure of the Muslim Political Order," laments that there is not a single Islamic State that will "undertake the jihad" on behalf of Muslims. Shakir points to the violence in Somalia at that time as something Muslims should intervene to stop. If the Ottoman Empire was still around, he says, the "massacres" of Muslims would be "unthought-of" (8:30 minutes into the recording).
Shakir criticizes the Muslim world for not having a country equivalent to Israel, which he says dispatches the Mossad intelligence service around the world to protect and avenge Jewish lives. "Jews know, you kick my cat, we gonna blow up your dog, an eye for a head, or a whole body," he says (10:20).
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