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Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Jordan actively joins the war on terror

Good news: Jordan has gone on a war footing against Muslim extremists, determined to bolster the moderate face of Islam after a year in which the most stable Arab country was shaken by an unprecedented triple suicide attack. In the aftermath of the November 9 attacks on three Amman hotels, King Abdullah II asked close aide Maaruf Bakhit to form a new government tasked with launching an “all-out war against extremist groups and their ideologies.” “The government’s priority is to adopt a new anti-terrorist law to launch a preemptive war against terrorism,” government spokesman Nasser Jawdeh told AFP, citing a key point in the king’s letter appointing Bakhit. One of the focal points of the strategy is the determination to fight Muslim extremists who, against all rules, are declaring as apostates Muslims who refuse to join them, Jawdeh said. About damn time!

5 Comments:

At 12/20/2005 04:37:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for this article. I am glad that the government of Jordan is starting to take the war on terror seriously. Now, if we could only convince the New York Times and Newsweek to do the same......

Valerie

 
At 12/20/2005 10:39:00 AM, Blogger programmer craig said...

I'm not so sure this is good news!

"One of the focal points of the strategy is the determination to fight Muslim extremists who, against all rules, are declaring as apostates Muslims who refuse to join them, Jawdeh said."

Isn't that a "Don't kill us, kill THEM!" statement?

 
At 12/20/2005 12:06:00 PM, Blogger Papa Ray said...

The "King" may be serious or not, but it really makes no difference as the rank and file police and military are not going to try very hard to find radicals or "terrorists".

They don't want to be one of those that is seen by the radicals as not a "true believer". Because they know that then they and their families will be targeted for murder or worse.

Look for some fluff stories and maybe some thugs and criminals rounded up and then being called terrorists.

Papa Ray
West Texas
USA

 
At 12/20/2005 05:01:00 PM, Anonymous I hate Quislings said...

The Jordanians are sellouts anyway, fellating the U.S. like the Kuwaitis. The real terrorist lives at 1600 Pennsylvania venue in Washington D.C.

 
At 12/20/2005 08:59:00 PM, Blogger yochanan said...

The King of Jordan takes this rather personally he remembers his grand father was murdered by extremists. The secret police and military are loyal to the king. Some heads will roll.

 

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