King Abdullah: We must act “fast and holistically” to tackle this threat, describing ISIS as “savage outlaws of religion….We are facing a third world war against humanity and this is what brings us all together.”
Jordan’s King Abdullah warned Tuesday of a “third world war against humanity,” describing the Islamic State group as “savage outlaws of religion,” AFP reported.
During an official visit to Kosovo, Abdullah said both Europe and Islam were under attack from the “scourge” of terrorism, which could strike anywhere and at any time.
“We are facing a third world war against humanity and this is what brings us all together,” he told a press conference.
“This is a war, as I’ve said repeatedly, within Islam,” he said, stressing the high number of Muslim victims ISIS has claimed.
Abdullah, according to AFP, said groups such as ISIS “expose themselves daily as savage outlaws of religion, devoid of humanity, respecting no laws and no boundaries.”
“So therefore we must act fast and holistically to tackle and respond to the interconnected threats whether it is in this region, Africa, Asia or in Europe,” he said.
On Sunday, Abdullah said fighting extremism was “our fight as Muslims against those who aim to turn our societies and future generations towards fanaticism and extremism.”
Jordan has reportedly taken in as many as 1.4 million Syrians fleeing the civil war there since it erupted in 2011, but the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees puts the figure at 600,000.
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