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Salafi leader says Jordan may be next and destroying Israel is a priority


Mohammed al-Shalabi, a senior Salafi militant leader in Jordan, urges the kingdom to implement Shariah law & more balanced social policies.

Al-Shalabi also announced that fighting Israel is a priority for the Salafis: “One day Israel will be removed.”

By The Associated Press & Israel Hayom Staff


An al-Qaida-linked Jordanian militant leader warned on Friday that the kingdom was “not immune” to the chaos befalling neighboring countries, although he acknowledged that a Sunni extremist group’s recent declaration of a caliphate spanning Syria and Iraq was threatening to divide the jihadi movement.

Senior Jordanian Salafi movement leader Mohammed al-Shalab – Photo: AP

Mohammed al-Shalabi, a senior leader of ultraconservative Muslims known as Salafis in Jordan, told The Associated Press that the fighting between rival militant factions in Syria already has already undermined the battle against President Bashar Assad.

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