Islamists desire to topple the Jordanian monarchy

May 30, 2013

According to JNS.org:

Jordan was established by Great Britain post-World War I from the original Mandate of Palestine. In return for the support of Ali bin Hussein, the leader of the Hashemite tribe from the holy cities of Mecca and Medina, during the British-led Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire in World War I, the British installed his sons, Abdullah and Faisal, as kings of British-controlled Transjordan (later Jordan) and Iraq….

The Jordanian monarchy “has a certain level of legitimacy as descendants from the Prophet Mohammed,” Susser explained….

“These factors, combined with the fact that Jordan is geopolitically central and close to a lot of big powers, [mean] there is a lot who want to not see Jordan fail,” Susser said.

To read the full article on JNS.org, please click here.

King Abdullah II of Jordan as he prepares to address a Joint Meeting of Congress, Tuesday, March 7, 2007 at the U.S. Capitol.

King Abdullah II of Jordan as he prepares to address a Joint Meeting of Congress, Tuesday, March 7, 2007 at the U.S. Capitol.

 

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