Muslim Brotherhood Takes Aim At Jordan … But Will They Succeed?
If we’re understanding the Prophet Daniel correctly, the kingdom of Antichrist will not succeed in overthrowing Jordan …
Daniel 11:41, “He shall also enter the Glorious Land, and many countries shall be overthrown; but these shall escape from his hand: Edom, Moab, and the prominent people of Ammon.”
By MICHAEL CARL – “Following successful campaigns in Egypt, Libya and other Middle East and North African nations, the Muslim Brotherhood now is trying to destabilize and possibly overthrow Jordan’s government, according to reports.
The Saudi-owned news channel Al-Arabiya, citing leaked files, reported the embattled regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his allies have sought to destabilize neighboring Jordan by manipulating peaceful demonstrations there and turning them into deadly violence.
The leaks came amid rising political tensions in Jordan. Mass demonstrations in the capital Amman were sparked by a decision by Jordan’s King Abdullah to dissolve the parliament ahead of Muslim Brotherhood protests planned for Friday. Abdullah is calling for early elections.
International Christian Concern’s Middle East analyst, Aidan Clay, says the Muslim Brotherhood is one of the biggest threats to Jordan’s stability.
He said the move to dissolve the parliament as a gesture of compromise was politically risky for the king. The Muslim Brotherhood did not accept the move, Clay noted, considering it to be half-hearted.
‘Yet, the king is still a seasoned politician who may be able to offer concessions that the Muslim Brotherhood accepts,’ he said.
‘The problem is, of course, that once concessions are offered, the Muslim Brotherhood will likely be emboldened and demand even more,’ Clay warned. ‘And, the king will not be able solve this dilemma by holding elections in accordance to country’s current law, which lacks a national consensus.’
Clay said elections ‘would only deepen the crisis.’
‘Greater reforms will have to be made,’ he said. ‘Additionally, the king must deal with government corruption immediately in order to calm the situation, or else protests will continue and gain momentum.’
Dutch human rights activist Martin Janssen reported from Jordan that the Muslim Brotherhood voiced suspicion about the move.
‘As in other Arab countries, the Jordanian monarchy is causing dissatisfaction among the people. The Muslim Brotherhood is using that to stir up demonstrations against the government,’ Janssen said.
Clay said most Jordanians support the king.” Read more.
Jordan: US Deploys Military Forces To Jordan-Syria Border - “US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has confirmed that US troops have been dispatched to the Jordan-Syrian border to help bolster the former’s military capabilities in case violence escalates in the volatile region. ‘We have a group of our forces there working to help build a headquarters there and to insure that we make the relationship between the United States and Jordan a strong one so that we can deal with all the possible consequences of what’s happening in Syria,’ Panetta said.” Read more.