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  • n. Plural form of caliphate.


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  • Beck is a leftover from the religious fanatics who came to America to set up their own "caliphates" and didn't waste any time in torturing, hanging and burning other Americans.

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  • "fundamentalist state" - and they wasted no time in establishing "caliphates" complete with torture, burning at the stake, .....

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  • Umayyad, with its capital of Damascus, was one of the major Arab caliphates established after the death of Muhammad.

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  • There is no denying that the modern caliphates of Islam represent a danger to global peace and security, particularly nations like Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan, Syria, and Saudi Arabia.

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  • Under colonial and mandate power, the upper classes, the financial and intellectual elite of the once-universal Islamic Khilafa, were in some way inheriting the Caliphate, by building their own little “caliphates” within the boundaries of their new nation-states.

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  • When Lowry says “Al-Qeada” do he mean the actual “Al-Qeada Iraq” which is really a small part the insurgency (which I believe is 2% of all fighters), or do he use that word as an umbrella for all sunni insurgent groups like the 1920 Brigades which are more nationalist and not concerned with world-wide caliphates?

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  • They control the economy, press and television; they are responsible for the outbreak of World War I, which they initiated in order to destroy the Muslim caliphates the Ottoman empire, to get the Balfour Declaration and set up the League of Nations with the aim of establishing their state.

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  • The discord, the civil war, the rival caliphates, the split between Sunni and Shia -- all might have been averted.

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  • The Nazis 'requirement of Stars of David to be worn by German Jews as identification for discrimination and persecution purposes was actually originally a requirement of' dhimmis '(Jews and Christians who had to wear Stars of David and crosses on their clothing) living under Moslem rule in caliphates.

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  • You peruse dozens of isolated objects, salvaged or stolen from dusty ruins-yet your imagination swims in images of golden thrones, spooky tombs and the prayer halls of faraway caliphates.

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