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Jordan a beacon to rest of world

Published 27/01/2016

There is no doubt that the migration crisis has put unbearable burdens on European countries, stoking the embers of resentment towards Muslim refugees.

However, the numbers of refugees who entered the European continent is equivalent to - if not less than - the numbers who have entered Syria's neighbouring countries such as Jordan, with one very simple difference.

His Majesty King Abdullah II has pledged to keep Jordan's doors open to all refugees fleeing their poverty and war. This despite Jordan's meagre natural resources and the impacts refugees have on the educational, security, economic, transport and health infrastructures. Jordan remains a bastion of ethnic, cultural and religious tolerance.

The world must do more to help Jordan in its hour of need - to maintain its status as an oasis of stability in the Middle East.

DR MUNJED FARID AL QUTOB

London

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