MADRID, June 28 (EUROPE PRESS) –
On June 29, 2014, from the pulpit of the Al Nuri Mosque in Mosul, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi announced to the world that he was the new “caliph” of Muslims and was building a caliphate that would spread without detection in the months that followed Resistance in large areas of northern Iraq and neighboring Syria and in the following years would have “provinces” in several countries in Africa and Asia.
From then on, the Islamic State would become famous and even overshadow Al Qaeda for its fame, mainly because of its bloody execution of hostages, including Westerners, and thanks to a powerful propaganda apparatus, it would make thousands of Muslims from all over the world attract. the world to fight for the “caliphate” in both Iraq and Syria.
The terrorist group created an entire state apparatus in the areas it controlled, subjected the population to strict control and applied the “Sharia” strictly, among other things, to stoning adulterers or amputating hands to thieves. It also testified to the population to further strengthen their terror system and message.