The extremist Sunni militant group ISIS has declared itself an "Islamic state" or "caliphate" in Iraq and Syria. The announcement came over the weekend on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan.
Is this a PR strategy by ISIS? Or is this a turning point that takes us back to the early rise of Islam after the death of the Prophet Muhammad back in the 7th century?
Here to discuss its significance of the announcement by ISIS is Hussein Rashid, a professor of religion at Hofstra University.