King of Jordan warns of ‘world war’ against humanity

Jordan's King Abdullah inspects the honour guard in Pristina, Kosovo November 17, 2015.

Jordan’s King Abdullah inspects the honour guard in Pristina, Kosovo November 17, 2015.


King Abdullah II of Jordan warned Tuesday of a “third world war against humanity”, in the wake of the Paris attacks, describing the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group as “savage outlaws of religion.”

During an official visit to Kosovo, Abdullah said both Europe and Islam were under attack from the “scourge” of terrorism that could strike 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, adding: “Groups such as Daesh (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.”

Jordan — like France — is a member of the U.S.-led coalition battling IS, which controls swathes of land in its neighbors Iraq and Syria.


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