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Islamic State chief Baghdadi claims he’s global leader of Muslims; Pakistan’s Taliban says no

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Karachi: Pakistani Taliban has rejected ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s claim that he is the global leader of Muslims.

According to the Dawn, the movement’s statement came on Saturday amid speculation that the group’s leadership, whose goal is to topple the government and set up a Sharia state, is actually wary of ISIS, which is driven by different ambitions that have little to do with South Asia.

The Pakistani Taliban’s statement was posted following a similar rejection by the Afghan Taliban following pledges of allegiance to leader of ISIS from low-level commanders of both movements.

The Pakistani Taliban’s statement said that Baghdadi is not the caliph because it meant that he had control over the entire Muslim world which does not hold true in Baghdadi’s case.

ANI