Friday, February 04, 2011

Glenn Beck is afraid of the Caliphate

You should be, Glenn. LOL! A united Arab nation would control most of the world's oil. A united Muslim nation would be very powerful. If you were smart, Glenn, you would want a fair and quick resolution to the Palestine problem, because the injustice in Palestine continues, even though FOX News doesn't cover it.

I doubt all or most Muslim nations would ever be united under Islamic law. I wouldn't want to be a part of it. And I doubt we would be united on our views of Saddam. There are many differences between the Muslims. But I believe if there is one issue that unites the Arabs, if not most Muslims, it is Palestine. Palestine unites us; it may be the only thing that unites us, you should know this, Glenn.

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From Wikipedia:

"The term caliphate (from the Arabic خلافة or khilāfa, Turkish: Halife ) refers to the first system of government established in Islam, and represented the political unity of the Muslim Ummah (nation). In theory, it is a constitutional republic[1] (see Constitution of Medina), meaning that the head of state (the Caliph) and other officials are dicate to the people according to Islamic law, which exercises power over their citizens. It was initially led by Muhammad's disciples as a continuation of the political system the prophet established, known as the 'rashidun caliphates'. It represented the political unity, not the theological unity of Muslims as theology was a personal matter. It was the world's first major welfare state.[2] (Although this is also claimed by the Mauryan Empire, 800 years earlier)[3]. A "caliphate" is also a state which implements such a governmental system.

Sunni Islam dictates that the head of state, the caliph, should be selected by Shura – elected by Muslims or their representatives.[4] Followers of Shia Islam believe the caliph should be an imam descended in a line from the Ahl al-Bayt. After the Rashidun period until 1924, caliphates, sometimes two at a single time, real and illusory, were ruled by dynasties. The first dynasty was the Umayyad. This was followed by the Abbasid, the Fatimid, and finally the Ottoman Dynasty."

4 comments :

Don Cox said...

"Palestine unites us; it may be the only thing that unites us, you should know this."

What unites Arabs is hatred of Jews and refusal to allow them to have their own homeland. The British had the same attitude to the Irish for hundreds of years.

Empires don't last forever.

C.H. said...

There is no united Muslim nation -- there are so many variances as to what Islam is that this is impossible. For example, is Khamenei's regime legitimate Islam? What about King Abdullah's?

Then there's the key players. Muslim extremist organizations like the Pakistani Taliban and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi would much later slaughter Shia and Sufi Muslims before they would ever stand up to "the injustice" in Palestine. Last year, an LeJ suicide bomber massacred 70 Shiites at an Al-Quds rally in Balochistan. Pakistan itself is most concerned about its obsession with India, and the Arab states are every bit as afraid of Iran as they are concerned about Palestinians.

BTW, the creation of a Christian caliphate has failed too, ie medieval Europe. There are just too many differences -- and the practitioners of these differences hate each other just as much or more than they hate straight-out non-believers.

Iraqi Mojo said...

Thanks C.H. for pointing out some of the problems that might prevent the Caliphate from forming. So what is Glenn Beck thinking?

C.H. said...

I don't think he is thinking...he's become delusional after spending too much time with Ron Paul and Judge Andrew Napolitano