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This sure got people away from talking about how he's called for Hillary's assassination.
I really love how he manipulated the news coverage away from that.
The Rashidun Caliphate (Arabic: الخلافة الراشدة al-Khilāfah ar-Rāshidah) was the Islamic caliphate in the earliest period of Islam, comprising the first four caliphs—the "Rightly Guided" or Rashidun caliphs (Arabic: الخلفاء الراشدون al-Khulafā’ ar-Rāshidūn). It was founded after Muhammad's death in 632 (year 11 AH in the Islamic calendar). At its height, the Caliphate controlled an empire from the Arabian Peninsula and the Levant, to the Caucasus in the north, North Africa from Egypt to present-day Tunisia in the west, and the Iranian plateau to Central Asia in the east. Caliph Umar conquered more than 2,200,000 km² area in less than 10 years. Caliph Umar is known as the most powerful caliph in the history of Islam.
I'm not disputing that. Bush absolutely used patriotism to the wrong end. But Trump doesn't even aspire to that ideal or even try to fake it, he just shamelessly revels in lies, stupidity and sensationalism. Lowest. Common. Denominator. He's unprincipled unapologetic and unabashed.
No such place as The U.S. 1400 years ago,
no Islamic State 1400 years ago,
The caliphate of the Rashidun, in which virtually all actions had religious import, began with the wars of the riddah (“apostasy”; 632–633), tribal uprisings in Arabia, and ended with the first Muslim civil war (fitnah; 656–661). It effected the expansion of theIslāmic statebeyond Arabia into Iraq, Syria, Palestine, Egypt, Iran, and Armenia