AMMAN, Jordan – Jordan´s king urged his country´s Islamist opposition
Sunday to take part in upcoming elections, despite their
dissatisfaction with reforms.
King Abdullah II´s appeal in a rare interview on Jordan TV was part
of his attempt to engage with the Islamic Action Front, the political
arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, Jordan´s main opposition. Islamists
have made gains all over the region after Arab Spring uprisings and
show increasing strength in Jordan.
"Our doors and hearts are open to everyone, including the Muslim
Brotherhood and their party," he said. "We call on all groups to take
part in this reform process and participate in the legislative