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Jordan king warns World War III in offing

King Abdullah II of Jordan is warning Tuesday of a “third world war against humanity” in the wake of the Paris attacks, describing the Islamic State group as “savage outlaws of religion.”

During an official visit to Kosovo, Abdullah says both Europe and Islam are under attack from the “scourge” of terrorism that could strike at any time.

Jordanian King Abdullah II reviews Kosovo's Security Force honor guard during a welcoming ceremony as part of Abdullah's official visit to Kosovo in Pristina on November 17, 2015. (AFP/ARMEND NIMANI)
Jordanian King Abdullah II reviews Kosovo’s Security Force honor guard during a welcoming ceremony as part of Abdullah’s official visit to Kosovo in Pristina on November 17, 2015. (AFP/ARMEND NIMANI)

“We are facing a third world war against humanity and this is what brings us all together,” he tells a press conference.

“This is a war, as I’ve said repeatedly, within Islam,” he says.

“Groups such as Daesh expose themselves daily as savage outlaws of religion devoid of humanity respecting no laws and no boundaries,” he adds, using an Arabic acronym for the Islamic State.

— AFP

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