In the city of Madaba, Hazem Al Fouqaha explained that many Muslims in the town were going to stand guard in front of local churches to protect the Christians.
Hala Saadi, a resident of the nation’s capital of Amman, told the Times that it is “sad to see such security measures taken out of necessity” in her home country.
“We are always proud to say Jordan is made up of harmonious pieces of mosaics,” Saadi said. “We live in a small country and we know everyone here.”
Jordan, which is part of the United States-led coalition to defeat IS, has beefed up its border patrol in recent months out of growing fear of attacks by the jihadi death cult.
“We reinforced our borders especially in the northern part and eastern part,” the commander of Jordan’s border forces Brig. Gen. Sami Kafawin told CNN in February. “We (are) reinforced by manpower, equipment (and) the whole weapons system. We need to make a balance between the security and the fighting, if it happens.”
IS claimed responsibility for an attack on the Jordanian border with Syria last June that killed seven Jordanian members of the border security force.
Additionally, IS barbarians released sickening footage in early 2015 showing a captured Jordanian pilot being burned alive inside of a cage.
Jordanian Muslims aren’t the only Muslims who’ve put their lives on the line to protect or save their Christian neighbors. According to BeliefNet, three Muslim female police officers died while trying to save the lives of Christians who were attacked in the Palm Sunday church bombings in Egypt.
“I say to our Coptic Christian brothers and sisters: Do not be sad. Muslims and Christians are one. It’s not about Muslim attacking Christians,” Islam Fathi, the nephew of General Nagwa El-Hagger, told Dream TV. “No. My aunt was a Muslim. She was a believer. … She was protecting Christians who were also praying in the church.”
In December 2015, Muslims in Kenya reportedly shielded Christians when the Somali terror group al-Shabaab raided a bus in the town of Mandera.
In another show of solidarity from October 2013, over 200 Muslims in Lahore, Pakistan, formed a human chain around Christians as they gathered for mass at St. Anthony’s Church two weeks after the twin bombing on a Peshawar church killed over 100 people.
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