July 13, 2014

Why ISIS' Rise Should Worry Americans

Michael Mukasey, New York Daily News

The Associated Press

Restoring the caliphate has been on the list of things to do for Islamists virtually from the fall of the Ottoman Empire in 1916. It was then that two European diplomats - Mark Sykes of Great Britain and Francois George Picot of France - drafted what was initially a secret agreement that drew the boundaries of the countries of the current Middle East that became reality after World War I. Islamists regard the Sykes-Picot Agreement as a boil on the face of Islam, and have made every effort to eradicate those boundaries and to unite Muslims under the banner of their religion and the rule of Sharia law.

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TAGGED: United States, Terrorism, Middle East, Syria, Iraq, Islamic State, ISIS


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