I’m not sure if I’ve become paranoid after Doha’s blast, but lately I have been reading lots of terrorism-related stories emerging from Jordan. Here is one:
Jordanian authorities have dismantled a terrorist cell accused of plotting to kill Israeli visitors to the industrial city of al-Hassan, reports said Wednesday. Amman dailies al-Rai and al-Dustour said the cell was composed of three Jordanians of Palestinian origin who lived in a Palestinian refugee camp in the city of Irbid, in northern Jordan. Two of them were arrested last month and one is still on the run.
Source: [Big News Network]
A Jordanian military court convicted three Iraqis on Tuesday of smuggling rockets and hand grenades into the kingdom in connection with a plot to attack U.S. and Israeli targets. The three Iraqis were charged with crimes including importing and possessing handguns, automatic rifles, hand grenades and rockets.
Source: [Salt Lake Tribune]
Meanwhile, the trial of Azmi Jayousi who attempted a chemical attack in the Kingdom continues. Should I be concerned? Probably. Here’s today’s prayer: May God protect Jordan and its people from those filled with hate that seek to destroy it.
Kinzi, yeah things are always up in our country. the difference i suppose is that u dont necessarily hear about them because it causes panic. in the states u get a whole report on some “black male suspect” that just robbed a gas station and everyone starts locking their doors and loading their shotguns. Back home people rush to the supermarkets to empty the shelves (which is great) but unnecessary and wasteful, not to mention the moving around of money into foreign banks upon the news of a war, conflict or snow storm.
of all things we should avoid in jordan, its devoloping a culture of fear.
Nas, I’d rather pray for than presume safety, even with the great net God has given in teh Muxabarrat. I knew something had been up as the police in our area had been much better armed and more visible lately.
If you allow me to comment Natasha…
Have little concern for Jordan or its citizens. They are well protected. Mashallah, our security net in Jordan is very tight, hardly anything gets by them. Thank God for that. There are some who had rather see is down on our knees and left for slaughter. They complain about every little thing in Jordan yet at night they sleep in their white linen sheets peacefully and protected by those that choose to gaurd them.