Last Friday we celebrated America’s 238th Independence Day – but we weren’t the only ones having a celebration on that day.
Granted it’s still to be vetted and verified, but according to Fox News, the new head of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Bagdhadi, released a 21-minute video sermon from the Great Mosque in the northern Iraq city of Mosul, the country’s second largest.
Fox News says Iraqi officials are working to determine the authenticity of the video, but if it is the real deal, al-Baghdadi is evolving as the public face of the movement, after initially being quite secretive.
Speaking from a balcony as self-appointed “Caliph Ibrahim, Baghdadi announced himself as “the leader who presides over you,” urging Muslims to join him and “make jihad” for the sake of Allah.
“God gave your mujahedeen brothers victory after long years of jihad and patience… so they declared the caliphate and placed the caliph in charge,” he said.
“This is a duty on Muslims that has been lost for centuries.”
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