30 Jun '15, 7am

Homegrown extremism is Jordan's greatest threat

Related ANALYSIS Jordan seems united in cry for action against Islamic State If interviews of 20 people in Jordan’s two biggest cities is a predictor, citizens of all backgrounds and ages hope for an all-out war that will result in the total defeat of the Islamic State group. And they’d like the United States to send ground troops in to finish the job but doubt that support will be forthcoming. AQABA, Jordan — A day after Islamic State fighters took the Iraqi city of Ramadi, two American B-52 bombers pounded a ridge line on a training range not far from here, a display of firepower that suggested a similar advance wouldn’t go as far in this country. Yet experts say that even with recent gains by Sunni extremist groups in the region, the greatest threat to the kingdom remains the radicalization of its own citizens. They point to the public support shown for Sunni militants ...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/news/homegrown-extremism-is-jordan...

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