Once again, an excellent find by Andy Bostom.
Emile Tyan (d. 1977), Islamic Law Scholar Par Excellence, on Islam’s Eternal Jihad to Impose a Caliphate
Emile Tyan (1901-1977) studied law at St. Joseph University in Beirut, and received a doctorate in 1926 from the Faculty of Law at Lyon for a treatise on Islamic law. He became a professor of law in Beirut, and a politician, serving as a Lebanese minister of justice. Tyan was a major scholar of the Caliphate system noted, for his monumental works Le califat en regime sultanien (1956), andSultanat et califat (1956). He also wrote a pellucid, remarkably compendious and unapologetic analysis of jihad for the venerable Encyclopaedia of Islam.
Tyan on the establishment of Islam’s totalitarian Caliphate system by jihad, and the nature of the uniquely Islamic institution of jihad, itself:
. . . [O]ne of the basic principles of Islam is that it must be extended to the whole world by conversion or at the least by submission to Islamic authority. The caliph has an obligation to promote and fulfill this universalism, if necessary by the force of arms. This is the meaning of holy war or jihad. From which it follows that Islamic sovereignty is at least potentially universal.
[from, Recueil de la Société Jean Bodin, V. 20, 1970, pp 503ff. (English translation by Nidra Poller, as “The monocratic system in Sunni Islam”)]