Caliphate? Get real!
The ISIS fighters in Iraq who’ve declared a new “caliphate” are ignoring history. Channel 4 News explains why it won’t work – “… their vision of a medieval-style religious state is based on false view of early Islamic history, according to experts.” Click here to read more.
Harun al-Rashid (763 – 809) was Caliph in the 8th century. He was known as “the just”, and his reign coincided with the Islamic “Golden Age”. Shia Muslims detested him.