Islamic Extremism on Rise in Jordan – Jean Aziz
(dailyalert.org, May 21, 2014)
So many weapons are coming into Jordan through the Syrian border that the price of a Kalashnikov rifle has fallen to less than $500. Two years ago, a Kalashnikov cost $2,000. Convoys cross the border to Jordan from near Daraa in Syria loaded with large quantities of weapons of all types. Sunni Islamist fundamentalists are behind these operations.
Since April 23, the southern Jordanian Maan province has seen a complete security breakdown and serious armed unrest. The events began with the killing of a fundamentalist by the state’s security forces as they were trying to arrest him. Local people closed roads and attacked government buildings and centers, both civilian and military. (Al-Monitor)