“They hope to establish a violent political utopia across the Middle East, which they call a "Caliphate" -- where all would be ruled according to their hateful ideology.” US President George Bush
Statements such as these from Bush and other high ranking officials in the American and British governments, are used as part of a concerted campaign to spread disinformation about the Caliphate.
The Islamic Caliphate is not the preserve of any one Muslim group or an extremist view. The majority of Muslims throughout the world want to see the Caliphate re-established.
Re-establishing the Caliphate through violence or jihad is completely contrary to the methodology followed by the Prophet Muhammad (saw) when he first established the Islamic State in Medina. Although Muslims are working hard to re-establish the Caliphate they must remember that their ultimate victory in this task lies with their creator Allah (swt). Any deviation from this non-violent methodology will result in failure.
Fighting jihad against the occupying forces whether in Iraq or elsewhere must be kept completely separate from the political work of establishing the Caliphate. Military campaigns play a vital role in the defence and foreign policy of any nation. However military thinking must not exceed its remit and influence political decision making. The government of the Caliphate is not a military dictatorship as is found in many Muslim countries today.
Muslims have fought countless wars over the last 150 years to expel the colonial occupiers from their lands. But because they lacked the Islamic political culture they formed post-colonial governments that were no different to their predecessors. These newly established countries were independent only in name. Their situation in most cases became worse under the new regimes than under the colonialists.
The most recent example of this is the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. After years of fighting with over a million Muslims martyred, the Russians were finally defeated. But since the Muslims focussed their planning and effort entirely on the military campaign, when the Russians went home Afghanistan descended in to a state of chaos and anarchy.
The Jihadi groups working in Iraq and elsewhere must take lessons from Afghanistan and not neglect the political work that is necessary to govern a post-occupied country.
The infighting between sunni and shia militias in Iraq must stop immediately. This infighting only serves the interests of America and ensures that no viable state can emerge once the coalition forces have left.
Fighting the Iraqi occupation government, army, police and institutions, no matter how corrupt they are, will not lead to political change. It will only lead to more infighting between Muslims and alienating those elements of society necessary to run an Islamic State in the future. This equally applies if not more so in the rest of the Muslim world. The Muslim armies are not our enemies. They must be won over to the cause of Islam. This cannot happen by fighting and killing them.
Those Muslims working for the Iraqi occupation government, army, police or any of its institutions must realise the betterment of Iraq can only occur through unity under the banner of an Islamic Caliphate. No good can come from working to implement the American and British plan.
The caliphate can only come about when there is popular support among the general population, influentials and the armed forces. A smooth transition of power through a bloodless coup will then take place where one or more generals take it upon themselves to remove the government, arrest the leader and handover power to a group of sincere politicians - one of whom will be elected by the coup leaders as Caliph.
Once the Caliphate is established its primary focus will be uniting all Muslim countries in to one state. All armed militias and jihadi groups will be disbanded and merged in to the Caliphate’s armed forces, under the leadership of the Director of Jihad. The armed forces operate according to strict rules of engagement as defined by Islam and abide by international treaties signed by the Caliph. Rogue militias operating outside the Caliphate’s control will be considered rebels and dealt with accordingly.
Surely a unified Muslim world governed by a single government with one army is a better prospect for the world than 50 rogue states.
The establishment of the Caliphate will usher in a new era of peace and stability for the Muslim world and bring an end to international terrorism whether perpetrated by states such as Israel or groups that target innocent civilians on the streets of New York and London.