What exactly is the Islamic Caliphate? And is this Islamic Caliphate an impending threat to the United States?
Fist off we must understand what exactly a caliphate is. According to Wikipedia a caliphate is, “A caliphate (from the Arabic: خلافة khilāfa, meaning “succession”) is an Islamic state led by a supreme religious and political leader known as a caliph – i.e. “successor” – to Muhammad and the other prophets of Islam. So we can come to the conclusion that a caliphate has to do with the Muslim religion. The idea of a caliphate actually dates back to as early as A.D. 632. The only real aspect of the Muslim Caliphate that we need to truly be concerned with is the one currently being carried out by the radical Muslims of the group known as Al Qaeda.