Jordanian King: Muslims, Jews Christians Must Unite to Defeat Islamic State

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2014, file photo, Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein, the King of Jordan, speaks during the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters. The president of Turkey and king of Jordan joined the long line of world leaders, religious figures and …
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The Times of Israel reports: King Abdullah II of Jordan said Muslims must unite with Christians and Jews in order to defeat the Islamic State group, which he called a global threat.

“I think the destruction of ISIS should be everybody’s priority,” Abdullah told the Australian Broadcasting Company in an interview aired Wednesday. He branded IS a global threat that cannot be defeated “without the help of Christians and Jews, and other religions and other nations.”

He told ABC: “We’re actually all in the same trench—Muslims, Christians, and Jews against what I keep calling the outlaws of our religion.”