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Jordan Salafi leader warns of chaos

Obama's Blueprint for Fighting Terrorism Collides With Reality in Iraq

Influential Jordanian ideologue argues against Islamic State's caliphate

Abu Muhammad al Maqdisi fears that the Islamic State will use its recent land grab and claim of ruling over a caliphate to go after its jihadist rivals.

Could Jordan be at risk from ISIS violence?

The Syria disconnect in US Iraq policy

Over the past week, two rallies in support of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham were held in Maan, the first such public demonstrations for the group in Jordan. Salafi jihadist leader Mohammad Shalabi a.k.a. Abu Sayyaf reportedly convinced the ISIS demonstrators to tone down their activities. Al Qaeda and other jihadist groups have in the past been allowed to operate in Jordan, ostensibly so authorities can monitor and infiltrate them. Authorities recently said the country's borders are secure, and denied reports that ISIS had taken over the strategic Turaibil crossing into Iraq.

Abu Qatada acquitted of conspiracy in Jordan

Obama Administration Deepens US Role in Syria and Iraq

Iraq asked Jordan to support the Maliki government's fight against Sunni insurgents; Jordan expressed concern but said it does not interfere in Iraq's affairs. Al Qaeda-linked cleric Abu Qatada was acquitted of a charge of conspiracy to commit terrorism; he faces another trial in September for allegedly planning terrorist acts in Jordan in 2000. The UK said Qatada, who was deported in 2013, is barred from returning to Britain. While in prison, Qatada managed to issue statements on the feud between the Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham. Abu Sayyaf a.k.a. Mohammad Al Shalabi, the main spokesman for al Qaeda's branch in Jordan, has said his group has nearly 2,000 jihadists in Syria; he also claims to lead some 5,000 Salafi jihadist followers in Jordan. Another Jordanian Islamist leader, Saad al Huneiti, has been in Syria trying to broker a truce between ISIS and Al Nusrah.

Jordan shaken by threats from ISIS, Iraq, Syria

Jordan on alert after ISIS seizes border crossing

Kerry promises 'intense and sustained' US support for Iraq

ISIS Surge in Iraq Fans Regional Fears Including Lebanon

Jordan Salafist leader Abu Muhammad al Maqdisi, freed, quiet so far on ISIS-Nusrah rift

ISIS takes control of border crossings in southwestern Iraq

Iraqi militants seize 2 more border crossings

Jihadists celebrate release of influential ideologue from Jordanian prison

The jihadist ideologue known as Abu Muhammad al Maqdisi has been released from a Jordanian prison. Officials in the Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda's official branch in Syria, and other jihadists are celebrating Maqdisi's release.

Concerned about events in Iraq, Jordan has reportedly deployed some 40,000 troops along its eastern and northeastern borders with Iraq and Syria to prevent ISIS and Al Nusrah Front fighters from entering Jordan. The State Security Court charged the owner and 13 journalists of the Amman-based Iraqi satellite TV station Al-Abasiya with inciting terrorism.

With ISIS advancements, nearby Jordan must be concerned, analysts say

Analysis: Blowback from the Syrian jihad has begun

In well over a dozen countries, evidence has emerged that jihadists who trained or fought in Syria are engaging in terrorist activities in their home countries and elsewhere.