Religious and Theological Underpinning of Global Islamist Terror

By Sultan Shahin, Founding Editor, New Age Islam Dated: February 03, 2016 Full Text of Speech at International Counter Terrorism Conference 2016 in Jaipur: The ease and swiftness with which the so-called Islamic State and the self-declared khilafat of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has attracted over 30,000 Muslims from 100 countries around the globe in just one year has surprised many.  But this should not have come as a surprise to us in India. Muslim love for the idea of global Khilafat is well-known. From Indian subcontinent alone, less than a…