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Jordan King Urges War Against Militancy

Jordan’s King Abdullah II urged his new prime minister Thursday to launch an all-out war against Islamic militancy in the wake of the triple hotel bombings earlier this month that killed 63 people. In a letter to newly appointed Prime Minister Marouf al-Bakhit, Abdullah said the Nov. 9 bombings “increase our determination to stick to our reform and democratization process, which is irreversible.” “At the same time, it reaffirms our need to adopt a comprehensive strategy to confront the Takfiri culture,” Abdullah said, referring to the ideology adopted by al-Qaida and other militants who condone the killing of those they consider infidels.Full Story

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