The world has two new 'Islamic States'

And you thought the only problem was in Iraq and Syria. Libya and Nigeria have troubles of their own.

UN Photo: Iason Foounten
Demonstrators in Tripoli, Libya in December 2011 demand disarmament of militias. Militias with ISIS-style ideologies now control many cities along the Libyan coast.
Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 09/17/2014 10:41 pm EDT

A coalition of imams and organizations representing British Muslims has written Prime Minister David Cameron asking him to stop using the phrase “Islamic State” when talking about the new country carved out of Iraq and Syria by Islamist terrorists. That’s what Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who has proclaimed himself “the caliph of all Muslims and the prince of the believers,” calls his newly conquered territory, but it’s giving ordinary Muslims a bad name.

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