Bloomberg quotes Rafik Hariri Center Resident Fellow Faysal Itani on the Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham: 


Salafi groups “can create trouble, but there’s not enough of them and the Jordanians have a handle on them,” said Faysal Itani, resident fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East.

The potential threat would grow only if the country starts experiencing more serious social and economic problems, he said. The power of the central government in Jordan and close ties with the security agencies also reduce the danger.

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