Aug 25 2014
Between 5 and 7 thousand supporters of ISIS have announced themselves officially in Jordan, and the organization began to raise its flag in several provinces starting from Ma’an.
Shoebat The sudden development with show of arms in the main roads, and the fighters even began to stop government convoys amid a barrage of bullets and shouts of Allahu Akbar, which raised the ire of observers to the absence of the state and security agencies to prosecute, monitor and follow up on these moves for the supporters of ISIS.
Linked In A boy in Syria, no more than ten-or eleven-years old, faces the camera clutching a passport emblazoned with the words “Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.” Surrounded by jihadist fighters, he begins to threaten the Jordanian monarch and his intelligence services with “tons of tons of explosive car bombs.” The scene, punctuated by cheers and chants of Allahu Akbar (“God is great”), reaches a climax when the Jordanian passport is thrown into a fire.
As the Iraqi cities of Kirkuk, Mosul, and Tikrit fall into the hands of Al Qaeda-influenced jihadists, it is Jordan, nestled between Israel and Iraq, that will serve as a crucial buffer from the terrorist movements that threaten to spill over into the region. It is unlikely that Jordan’s King Abdullah II and his forces will take threats from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (commonly known by its acronym ISIS) lightly.