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Monday, July 7, 2014

More News from the "Caliphate"

Besides that alleged passport, here is a roundup of news, some more serious than others, from the "Caliphate."

Also note that "Caliph" Ibrahim's official biography now claims he has Qurayshi descent, one of the traditional requirements for the Caliphate.

You may have also heard how he has been criticized for wearing, in his first public sermon, what appeared to be a Rolex or other high-priced watch, though given the fact that the former ISIS is known to have captured a great deal of wealth in the course of its conquests, it may not be surprising.

Some serious readings:
And finally, something in a lighter vein, from Karl Sharro at Karl reMarks: "The Caliph and His Psychiatrist: Exclusive Interview."

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