Jordan arrests influential al Qaeda scholar for 'incitement'

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 27, 2014 12:52 PM

AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordanian security forces arrested influential al Qaeda spiritual guide Abu Mohammad al Maqdisi on Monday on suspicion of inciting terrorism on the Internet, security sources said.

They said Maqdisi was ordered held for 15 days after he was called in for questioning by the state security prosecutor, and he was initially charged with "using the Internet to promote and incite views of jihadi terrorist organizations".

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(Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi; Editing by Mark Heinrich)