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ISIS claim of a caliphate is an insult to Islam [Letter]

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The terrorist organization ISIS, which has established a so-called Caliphate in Iraq, is a insult to the true teachings of Islam ("Taliban debate merits of Islamic State's caliphate announcement," July 11). Along with all other extremists, they pretend to represent and spread those teachings when all they do is spread hate and violence, which go against Islam in every way. Caliphate, as expressed in the Quran, is a spiritual institution, not a political one, and it seeks to establish peace and security, not fear and hate. Thus, ISIS will fail, as their goals are selfish and political.

A true Caliphate has already existed for the past 106 years leading the Amadiyah Muslim Community, an international movement present in over 200 countries, in a campaign to spread peace and justice for all. The present Caliph, His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad, has spoken at the European Parliament, British House of Commons, German Military Headquarters and Capitol Hill. Each time, he has condemned terrorism and violence and advocated for peace and justice. There is no better example of a true Caliph today than him.

Mohammad Iqbal Khan, Aberdeen

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