Why does a Caliphate resonate with some British Muslims?

When the violent jihadist group Isis declared a Caliphate taking in parts of Syria and Iraq, they reignited a debate over the role of an Islamic state

By Catrin Nye & Athar Ahmad  

Ahmadi Caliph Mirza Masroor Ahmad delivers a sermon in London

“I’m never going to say I hate Britain—I love my country—but at the same time, I’d like to have something that represents me, internally, spiritually, to be there as well.” says Joy Ahmed, 27, as he drives us through Lewisham in South London in his white Audi Quattro.

Joy, a Sunni Muslim, was born in Westminster, and currently works as a mortgage adviser in a well- known bank in…

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