Jordanian Christian man receives life threats from radical Muslims

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Rami Amer Dabbas

According to reports, Rami Amer Dabbas of Russian Defense League is receiving death threats from Islamic jihadist groups in Jordan.

Born to a Jordanian father and a Russian mother, Dabbas while talking to a news group said, “They insist on calling me a Russian infidel because I am Christian and my mother is Russian. The main leader of the radical group is named Jarrah Gaddah. He is a Wahhabi Salafist.”

The Jihadist group has also tried to harm Dabbas in the past but according to Dabbas the police is powerless against such groups. “The Police refuse to help me because they cannot help themselves with such groups”, Dabbas said

He further explained, “They hate me because I have my own political views, support Israel and have my own religious views about Islam.”

“They want to kill me even though I never insulted Islam in public. They tried to kill me a few years before and they want to keep trying. They called my father and told him that my name is on their black list so they will kill me. I ask the international community to stop the terror and incitement in Jordan,” Dabbas notified

Islamic Jihadist groups have been gaining power in Jordan for quite some years now. Recently The Jordanian Islamist groups are heading toward more militancy, extremism and fundamentalism, until they reach the stage of armed jihadism.

The ideas of Salafism were introduced in Jordan from Syria and Egypt, with their ideological and revolutionary traditions, in the 1960s. Young Jordanians studying in Syria, Egypt, and Lebanon were inspired by the prophetic radicalism of the Salafi doctrine promoted by Salafi literalist scholars. The doyen of these Salafi scholars was Nasr al-Din al-Albani (1909-1999), a Syrian scholar of Albanian origin, famous for his eloquence, charisma, and dislike of all schools of Islamic jurisprudence (fiqh). Al-Albani’s adherence to a literal reading of the hadith (traditions of the Prophet’s life) and Quran self-defined in the absolutes of either-or and all-or-nothing gained him wide popularity and notoriety in Jordan where he was a frequent guest speaker at student sponsored fora. Most of these Jordanian students were long-time acquaintances from Damascus.