Jordan Declares War… on Islamic Extremism!

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After harsh words last week, Jordan today declared was on Islamic extremism:

King Abdullah of Jordan has called for a relentless war on Muslim extremists in the wake of the suicide bombings in Amman earlier this month.
He said the attacks increased Jordan’s determination to stick to its reform and democratisation process.

The king made the statement in a letter to newly-appointed Prime Minister Maaruf al-Bakhit.

Outgoing PM Adnan Badran was criticised for failing to implement an agenda of political and economic reforms.

Jordan will adopt a concentrated approach to combating the fanatical ideology of Islam known as “Takfiri”:

In a letter to newly appointed Prime Minister Marouf al-Bakhit, Abdullah said the Nov. 9 bombings “increase our determination to stick to our reform and democratization process, which is irreversible.”

“At the same time, it reaffirms our need to adopt a comprehensive strategy to confront the Takfiri culture,” Abdullah said, referring to the ideology adopted by al-Qaeda and other militants who condone the killing of those they consider infidels.

Abdullah said the strategy should “not only deal with the security dimension, but also the ideological, cultural and political spheres to confront those who choose the path of destruction and sabotage to reach their goals.”

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