King of Jordan: We need Jews, Christians to beat ISIS

King Abdullah II of Jordan called on Jews and Christians to unite with the Muslims in a joint effort to defeat the Islamic State (ISIS) and other terror groups around the globe.

In an interview with Tony Jones on ABC Lateline in Australia on Wednesday, King Abdullah was asked about the war on ISIS.

He said that the “destruction of ISIS should be everybody’s priority, and I keep saying this is where the global war is today.”

“We look at it as a war, a civil war inside of Islam, but we can’t do it without the help of Christians and Jews, and other religions and other nations, because this thing is not just located in Syria or Iraq, it’s in Libya — we’re dealing with Boko Haram and Shabab, you have the Al Taliban [other Muslim terror groups situated around the globe], and actually, in this neck of the woods, you also have your challenges,” the king said.

He called on the world to take “a global, holistic approach” or “we’re never going to win.”

The Islamic terror groups must be fought on all fronts simultaneously, he said, or “we’re never going to get this right.”

Jordan borders with Syria and has encountered ISIS attacks on its borders and inside the country.

Israel is providing Jordan and Egypt with military intelligence and is assisting them in their fight against the Islamic terror organization.

“Egypt fights the Islamic State in the Sinai Peninsula. Jordan is terrified by the presence of the Islamic State in Jordan’s cities and towns. And we try to work with them in order to contribute something to their security,” IDF Maj.-Gen. Yair Golan, deputy commander of the IDF, told reporters from Israel’s Foreign Press Association in August.

Intelligence information, he said, is “the most important element in the whole system” of fighting off insurgency.

By: Aryeh Savir, World Israel News