THE CASPIAN REGION:Politics, Economics, Culture

Scientific journal

The proclamation of the establishment of islamic state of Iraqand debate among Islamists on the issue of the caliphate

2013. 3, pp. 131-139

Ryazanov Daniil S.  - Ph.D. (Philosophy), Dagestan State Technical University, 70 Imam Shamil ave., Makhachkala, 367015, Dagestan Republic, Russia ,, dsryazanov@mail.ru

The paper is devoted to the study of the history of Islamic State of Iraq and debate, which was caused among Islamists by the establishment of this political organization. The author describes the arguments of supporters of Islamic State of Iraq and their opponents. The conclusion of the study is that Islamism, including ideology of jihadi salafits, characterized by a large number of cleavages. This thesis is confirmed by the abundance of Islamist criticism of Islamic State of Iraq. The study shows that a serious debate among the Islamists is provoked by the question of the caliphate.

Key words: jihadism,Islamist extremism,Islamic State in Iraq,al-Qaeda in Mesopotamia,Abu Omar al-Baghdadi

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