In an interview on CNN the Kingdom of Jordan’s leader, King Abdullah, called his country’s fight against ISIS World War III!
Fareed Zakaria: How should the West handle this? Should the response to ISIS be essentially an Arab response, a Muslim response or should the West be in the lead?
King Abdullah II: This has to be unified. I’ve said this to leaders both in the Islamic and Arab world and to the world in general: This is a third World War by other means. This brings Muslims, Christians, other religions together in this generational fight that all of us have to be in this together.
So it’s not a Western fight. This is a fight inside of Islam where everybody comes together against these outlaws, so to speak, together. And there’s a short-term part of this which is the military part of the issue. There is the medium part which is the security element of it. And then there’s a long-term element of this, which is obviously the ideological one.