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!