Marquette Warrior: Jordanians Protest Zarqawi Apologists

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Jordanians Protest Zarqawi Apologists

From The Black Iris:

. . . an account of how four members of an Islamicist party (the Islamic Action Front) in the Jordanian parliament showed up at the funeral of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, calling him a “martyr” and deriding Jordanian victims of an Amman terrorist bombing as an “ignorant mob.”

The result was a protest that, in spite of being almost unorganized, brought out 2,000 Jordanians.

The protestors almost certainly were not pro-American. The vast majority doubtless harbored a deep grudge against Israel and against the U.S. as Israel’s ally.

But terrorism, at least when it involves Muslims killing Muslims, is something they consider beyond the pale.

And that is enough.

Trying to appease or flee from terrorism involves selling out people like these Jordanian demonstrators, just as it involves selling out the vast majority of Iraqis who feel that the removal of Saddam was a good thing.


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