Crickets Chirp for Islamic Caliph

ISIS may be claiming to represent Islam, but a quick background check into its leadership hints they may have a hint of gold fever. Omar al-Shishani, as an ISIS leader, may talk about re-establishing the glory of the Islam’s past, but he does not have much of an Islamic past himself. He was born to a Christian family in Georgia, and his name was Tarkhan Batirashvili. He served in the Georgian army in 2008, but a bad experience in the military and a brush with poverty convinced him to leave forever, according to the BBC.

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