Jordan's king has warned that ethnic and sectarian violence could lead to the "destruction" of the Muslim world. Abdullah II's remarks came at a conference in the Jordanian capital on Tuesday of 100 religious scholars, both Sunni and Shiite, from 35 countries.
The civil war in neighboring Syria has taken on an increasingly sectarian tone, pitting predominantly Sunni rebels against a regime dominated by an offshoot of Shiism, which is allied with Shiite-majority Iran. Jordan is worried that the violence could spill across the border. (AP)