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Jordan’s King Abdullah Describes Fight Against ISIS as ‘Our Third World War’

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King Abdullah II of Jordan. Photo: Chatham House.

Jordan’s King Abdullah believes battling the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and other terrorist groups is “our third world war.” Speaking to “CBS This Morning,” Abdullah stated that ISIS is a Muslim problem that they need to take ownership of.

“We need to stand up and say what is right and what is wrong. This is no reflection of our religion. This is evil and all of us have got to make that decision,” Abdullah, who is in Washington to meet with President Barack Obama, said.

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  • Julian Clovelley

    ISIS is an inevitable result of the dependence the extreme rich and powerful classes place in de facto Feudal political structures. ISIS only echoes those structures. There are plenty of Feudal regimes who behead and hang people too. ISIS is a part of all that.

    As these old aristocracies and warlords have increasingly become involved in Capitalist ventures, so their Feudal structures have take on aspects that we associate with totalitarian Fascism. Those dealing with these countries have made the situation worse by not insisting in a high degree of social reform if business is to be done at all. When one social structure deals with the political form it historically replaced it creates its own enemies within the remnants of the old structure.

    Reforming Feudal structures points to the need for religious reform too. One could argue that the convulsions in the Muslim world are a combination of Bourgeois Revolution and religious Reformation not dissimilar to the events in Europe beteeen the fifteenth to seventeenth centuries

    Behind these recognisable processes is the third one – the search for democracy

    Much of the Christian world demonstrates that the salient malignant feature of the third one is the retreat into religious Fundamentalism by the decaying and threatened religious order.

    It is truly sad that recognising these processes does not lead to peaceful conscious transition – but rather to the continuation of chaos and war. It is a pity that Humanity can be such a slow learner.

  • Mickey Oberman

    As long as ISIL fights “For the glory of Allah” it is, indeed, a religious war.

    All Islamic denials to the contrary are lies.

    “Abdullah stated that ISIS is a Muslim problem that they need to take ownership of.”

    Abdullah has great courage to have made that statement.

    Mickey Oberman

  • Jonah

    Oh, yes, sure this is no reflection of our religion, what fairytales are they going to create next? The spinners of the Islamic matrix are going to pow-wow. What is their position on Israel?…..A terrorist state? To be tolerated until they can weasel you out of the only thing between you and the gas chambers…your nukes.