JORDAN KING RAISES THE CRESCENT ALARM
Jordanian King was the first head of state that voiced Arab fears of emerging power of Iran in the world.
In 2004, the King Abdullah II of Jordan said he fears a "Shi'ite Cresent" on the rise in the Middle East.
In 2006, Prime Minister of Britain, Tony Blair, also spoke of an "ARC OF EXTREMISM" being spread by Iran. This "arc" is identified as constituting Iran, Syria, Hizbollah, and Hamas.
In 2008, Sunni religious clerics warned of spread of Shia Islam in Arab heartlands.
See below the reports giving details of the rise of Shi'ite Cresent which began rising in the Middle East since September 11, 2001.
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