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  • Jordan’s King Sees a Possible ‘Lack of Understanding of Islam’ in Washington

    02/06/2018 2:46:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 6, 2018 | 4:30 AM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    Islam is “not a religion of hate,” Jordan’s King Abdullah said in a recent interview, arguing that there was perhaps a “lack of understanding” of the religion in Washington. CNN’s Fareed Zakaria asked Abdullah — in an interview filmed in Davos last month but aired on Sunday — about President Trump’s stated view during the 2016 election campaign that “I think Islam hates us.” “By ‘us,’ I think he meant America,” Zakaria said. “In your conversations with President Trump, have you tried to persuade him that that was not the case?” “Absolutely, to all Americans,” Abdullah replied. “And whether I’m...
  • Pope to meet Jordan King Abdullah

    12/16/2017 9:10:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies ^ | 16 December 2017 10:09 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Pope Francis will meet Jordan’s King Abdullah II at the Vatican next week, the Holy See announced on Friday, as Palestinians continue to clash with Israeli forces over US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. […] The pope and King Abdullah, the custodian of the Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem’s Old City, are likely to discuss the situation, though the Vatican never indicates topics of discussion for such meetings in advance. On Sunday, the pope called for “respect of the status quo” in Jerusalem and warned against “a new spiral of violence”. Abdullah has denounced the...

    07/13/2017 3:31:00 AM PDT · by tedbel · 25 replies
    israpundit ^ | July 13/17 | Ted Belman
    I met Mudar Zahran, currently the Secretary General of the Jordan Opposition Coalition (JOC), some six years ago and have kept closely in touch with him over the years.  I watched the JOC being formed and take shape, just as I watched their plan Operation Jordan is Palestine (OJIP) take shape. The goal of the later is: “To establish Jordan as the Palestinian homeland, in accordance with international law, where refugees will be settled within safe and secure borders, allowing Israel to become a fully recognized, sovereign state over all of its soil, including all land west of the Jordan...
  • VP Pence Meets With King Abdullah II of Jordan

    01/30/2017 5:40:27 PM PST · by onyx · 28 replies
    King Abdullah of Jordan is part of the mid-east freedom alliance with President Fattah Abdel el-Sisi of Egypt. Due to President Obama’s extremist politics, Abdullah and Sisi formed a working security and economic relationship with Vladimir Putin.Prior to taking the oath of office President Trump spoke personally to President el-Sisi and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Since the inauguration – The geo-strategic evolution continues -> President Vladimir Putin (Russia), President Fattah el-Sisi (Egypt) and King Salman (Saudi Arabia) have all held diplomatic and strategic discussions with President Trump.Now today:[From the Office of the Vice President] The Vice President hosted His Majesty...
  • Accept Palestine or face ‘sea of hatred,’ Jordanian king warns Israel

    09/21/2016 11:02:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | September 21, 2016, 4:18 pm | (Times of Israel Staff)
    Jordan’s King Abdullah warned Israel would find itself in “a sea of hatred” if it did not accept a Palestinian state, while also condemning Muslim terrorists from the United Nations rostrum Tuesday. Speaking at the UN General Assembly in New York, Abdullah spoke of the importance of peace between Israel and Palestinians, blaming the ongoing conflict for continued unrest in the region. “No injustice has spread more bitter fruit than the denial of a Palestinian state. I say: Peace is a conscious decision,” the king said. “Israel has to embrace peace or eventually be engulfed in a sea of hatred...
  • King Of Jordan: "We Are Facing A Third World War"

    11/17/2015 3:13:50 PM PST · by Biggirl · 70 replies ^ | November 17, 2015 | Pam Key
    Tuesday at a news conference in Kosovo’s capital city Priština, King Abdullah of Jordan declared the planet was in the midst of a Third World War.
  • Protesters in Jordan: Sever ties with Israel

    11/07/2015 6:28:53 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/11/15 | Dalit Halevi
    Protests in support of the current Palestinian Arab “intifada” and against Israel continue in Jordan. On Friday, immediately after weekly prayers in the mosques, a massive rally was held in the city of Zarqa, east of Amman. The protesters, who responded to calls from the Islamic Movement, waved Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) flags and expressed support for the “Palestinian struggle”. Ayman Abu al-Rub, a leader of the Islamic Movement in Jordan, congratulated the young people involved in the intifada, and said that the intifada would continue despite the machinations and efforts to stop it, and stressed that the Jordanian people...
  • Russia Takes Over Mid-East: Gets Green Light For Strikes In Iraq, Sets Up Alliance With Jordan

    10/24/2015 5:27:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/24/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Once it became clear that Moscow and Tehran had jointly planned the incursion in Syria with Russia promising full air support and Iran pledging ground troops from Hezbollah, its various Shiite militias, and the IRGC, we immediately suggested that Iraq was next on the agenda after the Assad regime is restored. For those unfamiliar with the situation on the ground, we encourage you to read “Who Really Controls Iraq? Inside Iran's Powerful Proxy Armies,” in which we outline the extent to which Tehran effectively controls both the Iraqi military and the politicians in Baghdad.The US allows this because i) there’s...
  • The king demanded vengeance and ‘Zarqawi’s woman’ was sent to the gallows

    09/27/2015 1:02:18 PM PDT · by NRx · 32 replies
    WaPo ^ | 09-26-2015 | Joby Warrick
    AMMAN, Jordan — Just after nightfall Feb. 3, a warrant arrived at the city’s main women’s prison for the execution of Sajida al-Rishawi. The instructions had come from King Abdullah II himself, then in Washington on a state visit, and were transmitted from his private plane to the royal court in Jordan’s capital. A clerk relayed the message to the Interior Ministry and then to the prisons department, where it caused a stir. State executions are complicated affairs requiring many steps, yet the king’s wishes were explicit: The woman would face the gallows before the sun rose the next day.
  • French FM Promotes New Israeli-Palestinian Effort, Warns of ‘Explosion’

    06/22/2015 11:37:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 22, 2015 | 4:05 AM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    The Middle East and North Africa region is in turmoil from Iraq to Yemen and from Syria to Libya, but French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius warned Sunday of an “explosion” unless the deadlock in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations is broken. Speaking in Ramallah, he said both Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Jordan’s King Abdullah had expressed that view to him during talks with them over the weekend. Fabius was speaking after meeting with Palestinian Authority (P.A.) chairman Mahmoud Abbas during an intensive regional trip designed to push a French initiative to secure a U.N. Security Council resolution laying out the basis...
  • Abbas To Sign Accords With Putin in Moscow

    04/11/2015 10:14:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    INN ^ | 4/11/2015, 10:55 PM | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in Moscow on Monday where the issue of Middle East peace talks will be raised, Russian authorities announced Thursday. “The two leaders will hold talks concerning key aspects of Russian-Palestinian relations and their future, with particular attention on the trade, economy and humanitarian sectors,” the Kremlin said in a statement according to AFP. There will also be “an exchange of ideas on the process of Israeli-Palestinian talks and other problematic regional situations,” the statement continued, adding that North Africa would also be on the agenda. …
  • Kerry to meet Abbas and Abdullah in Egypt (meets terror leader days before Israeli election)

    03/12/2015 4:19:15 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    Ynetnews ^ | 03.13.15, 01:05
    US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas and Jordan's King Abdullah II on the sidelines of economic talks in Egypt on Friday, US officials said. The talks are likely to focus on the economic crisis facing the Palestinian Authority and could be a four-way meeting which would also include Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, a State Department official said. "We continue to be concerned about the PA," the official told reporters travelling with Kerry on his plane to the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. "It’s really part of the continuous, ongoing conversation we’re...
  • Obama Plays The Chicken To King Abdullah's Lion

    02/08/2015 1:59:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | February 8, 2015 | John Nantz
    Mortifying. The only word that can be conjured to describe President Obama’s mechanistic, inhuman response on Tuesday to Lieutenant Moaz al-Kasabeh’s murder by immolation. Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorists set Lt. Kasabeh, a U.S. allied pilot, afire inside a steel cage and watched him roast. Apparently, murdering people by sawing through their necks has become mundane. Judging by Obama’s response to date, ISIS may be right. Obama’s latest quip in response to ISIS's act of Satanic barbarity was characteristically academic: “…it’s just one more indication of the viciousness and barbarity of this organization. And it I think...
  • King Abdullah, Another Shining Star in our Fight Against Radical Islam

    02/06/2015 11:11:10 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 34 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/06/15 | Lt. Col. Bill Connor
    Will American leadership finally declare radical Islam the enemy and act decisively to win? King Abdullah is leading the way and the time to act is now. “He (King Abdullah) said there is going to be retribution like ISIS hasn’t seen. He mentioned ‘Unforgiven’ and he mentioned Clint Eastwood, and he actually quoted a part of the movie—‘Any man I see out there, I’m gonna kill him. Any son of a # takes a shot at me, I’m not only going to kill him I’m going to…’”—Rep. Duncan Hunter Jr. (R-CA) referring to King Abdullah of Jordan after learning of...
  • Till we run 'out of fuel and bullets': Jordan's king vows to crush ISIS

    02/04/2015 1:13:17 PM PST · by servo1969 · 65 replies ^ | 2-4-2015 |
    Jordan's King Abdullah, himself a former general, angrily vowed to pursue ISIS until his military runs "out of fuel and bullets," in a closed door meeting with U.S. lawmakers that followed the release Wednesday of a grisly video showing a captured Jordanian airman being burned alive in a cage by the terrorist army. The pledge preceded the hanging of two Al Qaeda terrorists early Wednesday in Jordan, a swift response to the video that could be a mere harbinger of coming retribution from the Arab kingdom in the wake of the sadistic slaughter. King Abdullah's words were echoed by military...
  • Westerners join Kurds fighting Islamic State group in Iraq

    02/04/2015 1:07:04 PM PST · by Java4Jay · 7 replies
    As Kurdish fighters gathered around a fire in this damp, a surprising recruit wearing a tactical vest with the words "Christ is Lord" scribbled on it joined them. "I'm not going back until the fight is finished and ISIS is crippled. I decided that if my government wasn't going to do anything to help this country, especially Kurdish people who stood by us for 10 years and helped us out while we were in this country, then I was going to do something."
  • UN claim: ISIS selling, crucifying, burying children alive in Iraq

    02/04/2015 12:53:56 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 33 replies ^ | Feb. 4 2015 | Reuters
    Geneva - Islamic State militants are selling abducted Iraqi children at markets as sex slaves, and killing other youth, including by crucifixion or burying them alive, a United Nations watchdog said on Wednesday. Iraqi boys aged under 18 are increasingly being used by the militant group as suicide bombers, bomb makers, informants or human shields to protect facilities against US-led air strikes, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child said. "We are really deeply concerned at torture and murder of those children, especially those belonging to minorities, but not only from minorities," committee expert Renate Winter told a...
  • King Abdullah bin Al-Hussein of Jordan. The Warrior King

    02/04/2015 11:49:51 AM PST · by Gamecock · 41 replies
    We need a President like this, from the King's website: In 1980, King Abdullah entered the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the United Kingdom, where he received his military education. King Abdullah attended Oxford University in 1984, undergoing a one-year Special Studies course in International Politics and World Affairs. Upon returning home, His Majesty continued his military path, gaining experience and working his way to the rank of Captain and the Commander of a Tank Company in the 91st Armored Brigade. From 1986-1987, also as Captain, His Majesty was attached to the Royal Jordanian Air Force’s Helicopter Anti-Tank Wing as...
  • Liberals: ISIS Is Very "Un-Islamic"

    02/04/2015 12:28:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Rush ^ | February 4, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, there is a reason, ladies and gentlemen. If you really, really are obsessed about this and you really, really, really, really, really want to be fair, then you might be able to make the case that we ought not call ISIL or ISIS Islamists because of some of our supposedly allies on the War on Terror on Islamists, like Jordan, Saudi Arabia, so forth. But if you want to go that route -- if you want to bend over backwards to be fair and don't want to insult some of our allies -- that's why the nomenclature of...
  • ISIS followers celebrate Jordanian pilot death at outdoor screening party

    02/04/2015 12:11:38 PM PST · by Fali_G · 16 replies
    Lisa Daftari ^ | 02/04/2015 | Lisa Daftari
    As people around the world react with shock to the horrific ISIS video of the burning of Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh, the Islamic State had a viewing party for their supporters who watched the barbaric murder on giant screens and erupted in cheer. A video exclusively obtained by, entitled ‘The Muslims’ delight at the burning of the Jordanian pilot,’ depicts ISIS supporters gathering in Raqqa, Syria, the headquarters of the jihadi group, cheering and chanting ‘Allah hu akbar!’ (Allah is great!) as they watched al-Kasasbeh consumed by flames.