Press review 24th – 31st October

Press review

 24th – 31st October

What’s the appeal of a caliphate? – 25/10/2014 – BBC Magazine

In June the leader of the group of the Islamic State declared the creation of a caliphate stretching across parts of Syria and Iraq – Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi named himself the caliph or leader. Edward Stourton examines the historical parallels and asks what is a caliphate, and what is its appeal.

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