Sheik Ahmad Al-Dweik apparently doesn’t believe that the Islamic State constitutes the caliphate, but he is sure that it will come, because Allah has promised it — and when it does, it will destroy the West. It would be interesting to hear what Muslim spokesmen in the West think of this analysis, and what their idea of the caliphate is — but no journalists will dare to challenge them on such questions.
“Sheik Ahmad Al-Dweik in Al-Aqsa Mosque Address: The Caliphate Will Eliminate the West in Its Entirety,” MEMRI, July 24, 2015:
During an address delivered at the Al-Aqsa Mosque on July 24, Sheik Ahmad Al-Dweik said that Allah had promised to restore the Islamic Caliphate and that it would “fight the U.S. and bring it down” and would “eliminate the West in its entirety.”
Following are excerpts:
Ahmad Al-Dweik: We say to Iran, to the U.S., and to others: Allah has promised to grant victory and honor to this Islamic nation. Allah has promised to restore the Islamic Caliphate, whether the U.S., Iran, and the regional powers like it or not. Oh Muslims, you should know that this is the promise of Allah. The Caliphate will come to be, and the nuclear bomb will be produced. It will be the number one country in the world. It will fight the U.S. and will bring it down. [The Caliphate] will eliminate the West in its entirety.
Allah promised that there would be an Islamic state, and that we would prepare for the West whatever strength and steeds of war we can, in order to strike terror in the hearts of the enemies of Islam and of Allah, until we become those who command and Islam rules [the world].