According to this AP report, the beautiful city of Salt is turning into "a center of Islamic radicals traveling from Jordan to fight in Iraq." I haven’t been to Salt in years but I think the city is innocent of such a label. Just because Raed al Banna and a few other disillusioned individuals decided to blow themselves up, doesn’t mean the whole city should be labeled as a center for Jihadists. I think that is an undeserved reputation.
Here is a highlight from the report:
All sides acknowledge the city of Salt has its share of disaffected
Muslim youths dismayed by economic problems, angry at foreign troops
on Muslim lands and vulnerable to messages of extremism. It was the
city’s custom of holding public wakes that brought publicity here.
Specifically, it was the wake for a native son, Raed Mansour al-Banna,
who was accused of carrying out the biggest suicide bombing in postwar
Iraq — an attack on Feb. 28 in Hilla, south of Baghdad, that killed
Any Saltis out there? Can anyone shed some light on this?
Here is a student who knows nothing about the exam and the answers, so he decides to flip the coin at each question ( multiple choice – True or False). The teacher noticed him flipping the coin, circling the answer, and then moving to the next question doing the same. Two minutes before the exam time was over, this student is flipping the coin quickly, looking at the answer sheet, then flipping the coin again..going 30/ going 40 going 50 mph. The teacher asks, what are you doing ? I thought you finished answering the questions !
The student goes: I am reviewing the answers.
Here is a second, or maybe a third:
Sami is running around the 3rd circle ( do they still have it there !). Goes once, goes twice, and goes to the third time. His brother whose watching him from a distance calls him at his cell phone: Be carefull, be carefull, a dog is following you, it bites. Sami looks behind, sees the dog and pretends not worried, and answers his brother: don’t worry, I am two turns ahead of the dog.
The doctor goes to check on some of his patients who were mentally treated to see if any can be released.
He goes to the first room where this guy is preaching to the other patients: I am Moses who delivered you from Egypt and crossed with you the Red Sea.
The doctor moves to the second room, and this guy is telling others, I am the Christ who raised the dead and died for you.
Then doctor goes to the third room and looks around and his patient is silent. The doctor starts signing his release papers when he mockingly says: have you heard what those idiots in the other rooms saying? The patient goes: do not listen to them, I have not sent any of them !
Sorry admin, there might not be a link between these jokes and the main title, maybe there is!
Come on jareer, its your turn. i still got lots of jokes, here.
anyone seen the article Jordan falls from grace in Washington on http://futurejordan.blogspot.com/? is there a trend forming?
Jareer, come on how can you take the shaver. Think.
Oops linda . Should I send mine back to Jordan ? Been here for 10 years . Not only my brothers, but my sisters should have grown beards by now as well !
Okay Jareer, how about this:
A Salti Man gets a job in American and has to leave his family back in the Salt. They are very sad their son is leaving but very supportive. After five years of working in America, the Son decides to visit his family who still are living in the Salt. The visit is a surprise and his family does not know hes coming. The son enters his home and sees his father and brothers all sitting on the couch, with their beards fully grown and very long. The son says hi and greets them but asks why their beards are so long and why they have not shaven. “Did someone die? Are you guys morning,” he asked.
The father looks at his son in anger and yells, “Ya Wella, you took the shaver with you to America!”
This is a faulty hasty generalization. A small sample of people should not represent the majority whether in politics, actions or religion.
Ok, lets get started. A Salti man says to his wife: where is our son Ali? Its lunch time and he should be here eating Mansaf. The father looks everywhere but could not find his son. Finally, here is Ali sitting in his car in a-one-lane street (goes both directions)reading a newspaper while the opposite car is stopped also in the other direction (Fender to fender). The father asks” whats going on, my son?”, Ali answers, “the other guy refuses to back up -so we are both stuck in this narrow street (zogga)”. I came first. Well, the fathers says, its lunch time ; go eat your Mansaf, I will sit in your place.
Okay my dad’s family was from the Salt until he was born and after a while they moved to Amman. BUt I still like to consider myself a Saltee. hahaha, I could totaly joke with my parents about this and how they probably went to school with future terrorists (this is just a joke). See, my mom is from the Zarqa, and we all know what famous terrorist is frrom there 😉 I give my mom a hard time about that, especially since shes a die hard republican and bush supporter. oh man i have tons of sultee jokes my dad tells me, many of them dealing with the fact we have very hard heads.
Here is one. But I have nothing to comment on. Whoever does whatever, is responsible for his actions. As Salt is labeled as such, that does not affect Saltese people. Some of Saltese are stubborn, some are fanatics, and some are good or even great people ( you do not want an example on the last.) If there is a trend lately on Salt residents shifting toward fanaticism, that is too bad. My ancestors once came to live in Salt from Madaba ( or even Karak-wherever 3ozayzaat originated) and started the “Jareer’s” family after adopting a new family name. I therby denounce any foriegn ungenuine actions or traits attributed to the good Saltese.