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Who is going to be the first caliph of the West ?

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Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Dec 15, 2005 at 16:15

I have no doubts that all Muslims in Europe want to establish a Muslim state here. And caliphate is their ideal state form.

The so called 'extremists' or 'Islamists' want it as quickly as possible by force. The 'moderate' Muslims prefer a more silent, patient, perhaps 'mild' long-term solution. One can't be a Muslim if one doesn't want the victory of Islam in every palce Muslims live. Whatever the means the aim is identical.

But they will only have to solve one minor theological problem - whom to choose as their caliph? Will they reconstitute the Turkish caliphate with a descendant of Mehmed VI Vahideddin ? Or will they try to elect another 'worthy' descendant of the Prophet?

Whatever the solution they will not avoid - in my opinion - a 'fitna' - a major schism of the ummah over the issue and Islamic civil wars will ensue the victory of the West European caliphate. It is at least what their own Islamic history teaches clearly enough. After major victories major inter-Islamic carnages paralyzed their 'Rightly-Guided' Leadership.
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