Anti-Israel Rally Fizzles in Jordan

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JERUSALEM, Israel -- Instead of millions summoned on Facebook to demonstrate in front of the Israeli embassy in Amman, Jordan, police easily handled the few hundred protesters who showed up Thursday evening, al Jazeera reported on Friday.

The crowd increased somewhat when worshippers from a nearby mosque joined the demonstration after evening prayers.

Jordanian security forces encircled the embassy, pushing back a few demonstrators who tried to break through barriers set up at strategic points around the building.

For years, Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood has done its share to foment unrest and steadily advance its influence in the political arena.

On Saturday, Sheikh Hammam Saeed, head of the Jordanian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, known as the Islamic Action Front, called on Jordan and Egypt to follow Turkey's example.

"Turkey's decision to expel the Israeli ambassador is a model of foreign policy, reflecting national interest and dignity and not accepting normalization," the Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Report quoted Saeed.

IAF's goal is to gain a political majority that would replace secular governance and institute Sharia law.

Last February, following massive anti-government rallies in Jordan, IAF leaders met with King Abdullah for the first time in a decade.

They accused the government of widespread corruption and threatened more protests if reforms weren't hastened, especially amendments to the election laws.

Over the past six months, Abdullah has tried to satisfy their demands, which he hopes will keep the Hashemite Kingdom intact.

Meanwhile in Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood is pursuing the same totalitarian ideology. So is Hezbollah, Iran's Lebanese proxy, which used similar tactics to secure enough seats in the cabinet to topple the government of former Prime Minister Sa'ad Hariri.

Hamas, the Palestinian faction ruling the Gaza Strip and an offshoot of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, has steadily imposed Islamic law since it took control in June 2007.

The goal of the Muslim Brotherhood, by its own admission, is global domination and the establishment of a worldwide Islamic caliphate.

Last February, the Palestinian Media Watch released excerpts from a book written by Mustafa Mashhur, head of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood from 1996 to 2002.

In the last volume of a five-part series called "The Laws of Da'wa," Mashhur wrote:

"Jihad ["holy" war] for Allah is not limited to the specific region of the Islamic countries, since the Muslim homeland is one and is not divided, and the banner of Jihad has already been raised in some of its parts and shall continue to be raised, with the help of Allah, until every inch of the land of Islam will be liberated and the State of Islam established."

Click here  for PMW's translation of volume five, "Jihad is the Way."

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