(MENAFN - Jordan Times) A new youth movement with Islamist leanings was launched in Amman on Saturday with a call for "peaceful" changes and reforms in the Kingdom.
"We do not carry guns and we do not believe in violence," the Jordanian Islamic Youth Movement said in its first statement, issued yesterday.
The group described themselves as "Islamists" who are keen to interact with all social segments to achieve reforms in a peaceful manner, under their slogan "For an honest, clean and promising movement".
In addition to members of the Muslim Brotherhood - the largest opposition group in the country - and its political arm, the Islamic Action Front (IAF), the new group also includes independent Islamists and others who believe in the peaceful approach to reform in the Kingdom, IAF Spokesperson Jamil Abu Baker said yesterday.
The group said its members will organise their first activity on Saturday to announce the birth of their movement.
Their demands include restoring dignity, freedom and social justice among all citizens and providing decent living conditions for all.
They called also for more amendments to the Constitution to ensure that people are the source of all power in the country.
In their statement yesterday, they called for governments to be formed by parliamentary majority that exercise full control over all state agencies, and for combating corruption by holding all its perpetrators accountable and recovering the country's "stolen assets".
The Reform Party, a centrist political party, also announced its official foundation yesterday after completing all the procedures required under the Political Parties Law and receiving approval from the interior ministry last week.
The new party will announce its platform on Monday in a press conference at its headquarters, the party said in a statement yesterday.