My next novel, or a real headline? “ISIS Threatens to Invade Jordan, ‘Slaughter’ King Abdullah.”

From Joel Rosenburg

(FILES) - A file picture taken from a video released on January 4, 2014 by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)'s al-Furqan Media allegedly shows ISIL fighters marching at an undisclosed location. ISIL gunmen seized Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, on June 10, 2014 as troops threw away their uniforms and abandoned their posts, officials said, in another blow to the Iraqi authorities, who appear incapable of stopping militant advances.  AFP PHOTO / AL-FURQAN MEDIA  --- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / AL-FURQAN MEDIA " - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS FROM FROM ALTERNATIVE SOURCES, THEREFORE AFP IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DIGITAL ALTER ----/AFP/Getty Images

(FILES) – A file picture taken from a video released on January 4, 2014 by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)’s al-Furqan Media allegedly shows ISIL fighters marching at an undisclosed location. ISIL gunmen seized Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, on June 10, 2014 as troops threw away their uniforms and abandoned their posts, officials said, in another blow to the Iraqi authorities, who appear incapable of stopping militant advances. AFP PHOTO / AL-FURQAN MEDIA — RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT “AFP PHOTO / AL-FURQAN MEDIA ” – NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS FROM FROM ALTERNATIVE SOURCES, THEREFORE AFP IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DIGITAL ALTER —-/AFP/Getty Images

Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog

(IRAQ-UNREST-MOSUL-JIHADISTS-FILESWashington, D.C.) — Last month, when I was in Amman doing research for my new novel about the “ISIS” threat, most of the top Jordanian officials I spoke with warned of an “explosion” of Radical Islamic extremism and foreign jihadist fighters coming out of Syria that could threaten other nations in the region, including them.

“I’m not worried about Syria imploding,” a senior advisor to Jordan’s Foreign Minister told me, “I’m worried about it exploding” and sending newly emboldened terrorists across the region and across the globe.

I specifically asked Jordan’s Interior Minister, His Excellency Hussein Hazza’ Al-Majali, if ISIS — the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (Arabic for the “Levant,” or Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Israel) — was a particularly serious threat. Without hesitation, he agreed it was.

Majali said he wasn’t worried about ISIS toppling King Abdullah II, assuring me that he and the King’s intelligence and security forces work around the clock…

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