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Will A Nuclear Caliphate Rise From Unrest In The Mideast?

03/16/2011 Leave a comment

“With the Muslim world reaching a boiling point, U.S. intelligence fears that the unrest could create a power vacuum exploited by al-Qaida and its parent, the radical Muslim Brotherhood.

Both share a goal of bringing the Mideast under a single Islamic ruler, who could control world oil supplies and possibly even nuclear weapons.

The Obama administration finds the idea of such a ‘caliphate’ preposterous. It isn’t even concerned about the prospect of Islamist regimes emerging from the revolts. Many of the Mideast protesters are ‘secular,’ the White House believes.

Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough called it a ‘lie’ that Muslims want a universal Islamic state. “People across the Arab world are proving the point,” he said, by calling for free elections.

Still, 61% of Americans believe the emergence of an Islamic caliphate is “likely” in the next 10 years, according to the latest IBD/TIPP poll, and intelligence officials say the call for a caliphate, while once fringe, has developed over the past few years into a global movement spanning many Muslim countries.

The University of Maryland recently surveyed Muslims in Indonesia, as well as Egypt, Pakistan and Morocco, and found that 77% agree with al-Qaida’s quest to ‘unify all Islamic countries into a single Islamic state.'”  Read more.

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