File - A Jordanian soldier looks on as he secures an area near the Al-Karameh border point with Iraq on June 25, 2014 as Jordan reinforced its border with Iraq after Sunni Arab militants overran a crossing with Syria. AFP PHOTO/STR
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A Jordanian militant leader linked to Al-Qaeda said Friday that the kingdom "is not immune" to the chaos befalling neighboring countries, urging the government to implement more balanced economic and social policies to avoid a fate similar to Iraq and Syria.The group's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who this week declared the establishment of an Islamic state, has demanded that all Muslims pledge allegiance to him.Shalabi said he was not for or against the group but he was worried it would splinter the global jihadist movement.Jordan has so far been spared the same scenario as Syria and Iraq because the government has managed to contain the opposition, and because most people were worried about their country falling into chaos similar to their neighbors, Shalabi said.
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