British Islamist Anjem Choudary recently warned the West: "Hands off Muslim lands... When we've established the shari'a, we will come to you." Choudary, speaking on a panel that included British Islamists Abu Rumaysah and Abu Baraa, showed an image of Buckingham Palace with a superimposed minaret and dome and said: "We will remove your regime and implement the shari'a in Europe." Abu Rumaysah said: "One day Obama will witness his own country being run by the shari'a, Allah willing." The statements were posted on the Internet on October 16, 2014.The Caliphate can't even take Kobani in northern Syria, whose fighters are only armed with AK-47s and include young women and grandfathers in their ranks, and these ignorant knuckleheads are fantasizing about taking down Washington. LOL. You hope they don't actually believe their delusions for their own sake. Their aggressiveness is a joke, their propaganda is moronic, their ideas are abhorrent, and their fighters are drug-riddled cowardly lunatics.
Sunni scholars and clerics have not distanced themselves from ISIL in any public, vocal, and strong way, either in the West or in the Muslim world. Maybe they have, but it hasn't been publicized to any great degree. In some cases they actually praise their evil and criminal actions as holy and welcome their conquests in Iraq and Syria.
But, to be fair, the honourable ones who have courageously stood up to ISIL's crimes, especially in Iraq and Syria, have been executed by ISIL, so it's understandable that many would rather keep quiet. The Sunni Mufti of Iraq has said that, "The head of the Sunni affairs institution admitted that Al Qaeda has killed more than 300 Sunni imams and preachers."
The fanatics of ISIL, who enslave Yazidi women, confiscate the private property of "unbelievers" like Christians and Kurds, and employ brainwashed child soldiers, represent a primitive version of Islam that is coming to an end. The people of the region don't accept them, and their power only comes from the regimes in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, and Turkey, as well as Western intelligence agencies.
The truth these ISIL fanatics don't want to admit to themselves is that the literalistic, dogmatic, and rigid interpretation of Islam that they espouse and defend has nothing to offer to mankind in the 21st century. Their flag will not fly over Baghdad, let alone more distant capitals. More enlightened religions, including certain sects within Islam itself that are more open-minded and tolerant of different cultures, will win the long game for the hearts and minds of the people of the world.