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Jordanian jihadist leader condemns ISIS caliphate

Prominent jihadist and al-Qaeda figure Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi has called the Islamic State's new caliphate a "rush job" and "illegitimate."

AMMAN, Jordan — Jordanian Islamist groups have rejected the announcement of an Islamic caliphate by al-Qaeda offshoot the Islamic State (IS, formerly the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham) on territory it has seized in Iraq and Syria, a move they see as a “rush job,” “forced” and “illegitimate.”

The Sunni militant organization declared itself a caliphate on June 29, renamed itself “Islamic State“ and proclaimed its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, caliph of the Muslim world.

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