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Jaclyn Davis

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The Reemergence of the Jihadist Salafis in Jordan

[Protest of Jihadist Salafis in Jordan. Image from dailylife.com]

Observers of Islamist politics during the Arab uprisings noticed that the Muslim Brotherhood has been late to the game but few have taken notice of a group of Jordanian Islamists who have taken to streets with knives, clubs, and a very provocative message. The Jihadist Salafi Movement in Jordan capitalized on the growing tensions throughout the region by engaging in open protest. One of their largest demonstrations on April 15th resulted in a major clash with police forces, ...

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Jaclyn Davis

 

Jaclyn Davis has a B.A. in Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Her research focuses on contemporary protest movements in Jordan.