خليفة - Khalîf, successor to the prophet Muhammad
The first Ottoman sultan with the title of Khalîf was Muhammed II, 1451 - 1481. The Khalîf is the protector of islam, the holder of this title claims temporal and spiritual authority over all Muslims. The title also justify conquest of other Islamic nations. As the leader of the Islamic world the Khalîf protect its people. It is the Khalîfs duty to punish the infidels and convert them to the muslim faith, in the honor of the prophet Muhammad.
The heretics of the Shiites is a big problem for the Khalîf, there impure belief is treacherous towards the prophet Muhammad. Therefore it is the Khalîfs duty to punish the heretics and put them on the correct path in the name of Allah!
Khalîf, Selîm I Yavuz
servant of Allah