Jordanian bloggers have expressed anger over the actions of a number of Islamic Action Front (IAF) deputies who paid condolences to Zarqawi’s family and called him a "mujahid" (Arabic). Jordanian blogger Ahmad Humeid calls the deputies’ actions "shameful," saying:
… anger for Palestine, Iraq and no feeling of oppression or humiliation and no ‘jihad’ justifies the killing of 60 people in Amman’s hotels last year. The public stance of the three IAF deputies in mourning and praising Zarqawi is shameful. What kind of society will we live in when some of our elected representatives are ready to offer us for slaughter by anyone who ‘fights the Americans.’
Meanwhile, Nas wrote a personal letter to the IAF:
… I don’t care about Hamas calling him a martyr. I care when IAF deputies in Jordan go to his funeral and call him a "Mujahid," someone fighting for the "Islamic" cause. Those deputies should be removed from their seats. I would try them for treason if I could. And what was their excuse for attending the funeral? It was a religious duty, they said. They can’t pass judgment on a fellow Muslim, they said. Screw You! When a fellow Muslim turns against the Ummah and starts killing his own people in cold blood that should be some indication that he isn’t one of us, you dumbasses! And to the IAF, if these deputies spoke out of line from the party’s position then now would be a good time to condemn them and for good measure state your position clearly to Jordanians.
Batir has a powerful post (Arabic). He’s also posted in, unleashing his anger at both the state of Israel and Zarqawi:
… other bastards are here, living amongst us and stabbing us in the back. The four "deputies" of the Islamic Action Front who visited the Zarqawi home to consider him a martyr are a shame to Jordan and the country, they are nothing but a group of leeches sucking our blood and supporting criminals and terrorists like Zarqawi. They must be prosecuted, go to jail and never ever be allowed to represent the Jordanian people who were targeted by Zarqawi gang. I hate the IAF, and if they do not apologize right now to the Jordanian people they must be chased down in every corner of this country and never be allowed to express any kind of political activity. The 60 people who died due to Zarqawi’s acts, plus the [tears] of the Jordanian girl Marah who lost her father in Iraq at the hands of a Zarqawi assistant is a real Jordanian purity that will wipe away all those cockroaches thriving on the dirt of the worst ideas in our time and by this I mean the terrorist IAF. Those do not need to blow bombs themselves, if they support Zarqawi then they are terrorists as well.
I just want to echo much of what my fellow bloggers said. What the deputies did is simply despicable and can never be justified. Their actions show the ultimate disrespect to the souls of the 60 victims who died last November as a result of the sinister acts of the "Mujahid" Zarqawi.
In other news, Batir reports that there is a sit-in tomorrow in front of Parliament to condemn the actions of the MPs and to pay tribute to the victims of the Amman bombings. In other developments, the same deputies who showed support for Zarqawi were arrested today. Batir thinks it’s a "step in the right direction."
Andrew the history is there and the massacres that ISrael has committed are there in books with all the pictures and stories of people who witnessed them and even stories of some soldiers who committed those crimes by ISrael. Starting with Der Yassine in 1948 and so on ISrael has illed thousands of Palestenians and did everything it could do to expel them from their land or else where did the millions of palestenians living worldwide come from? Their grandparents lived in Palestine?Israel and Israelis expelled them.
I’ll assume you’re American and ask you how would you react if Mexico wherever you live and gave you the option to leave your american nationality and become mexican and declare the US a Mexican territroy and force you to learn a new language and a new culture…etc, as unusal that would be this is exactly what happened to the Palestenians when Israel forced them into either accepting the occupation and accpeting to live in a Jewish country or leaving their land. ISrael might be secular but it’s based on JEwish standards.
JEws lived in Arab countries and unfortunately in 1948 as Arab countries were involoved in a war against one common enemy (Israel) the majority of Arab Jews joined the enemy against their own countries and didn’t waste a chance to become a citizen in a so-caled country which should have been their worse enemy.
Jews should have stayed wherever they were and be given their rights as citizens of that country and freedoms like any other citizen. They should have been treated like followers of any other faith. If they cliam they should have a land it shouldn’t be on the expense of other people’s lands or lives. Bin Ladin claims that his religion allows him to kill people if they stand in his way of making his own Islamic land. Crusaders also killed plenty of people in the name of God.
Israel is just adopting the same principals that AL Qaeda has or vice versa. I don’t know why is one considered innocent and the other is cinsidered a peaceful country.
“He’s also posted in, unleashing his anger at both the state of Israel and Zarqawi”
If Israel bombed a mosque, not because there are armed enemies hiding in it, but simply because it is a mosque, THEN Zarqawi and Israel should receive the same anger.
Does it help that Israel is a secular state that allows practicing Judaism, Christianity, and Islam? No, Israel remains a religious state.
Does it help that Palestinian Arabs exist by the millions? No, Israel killed them.
Does it help that Israel does not specifically attack civilians? No, Israel is a terrorist state.
Does it help that Jews pleaded Arabs to stay in Palestine in 1948 and that Arab leaders told them to leave? No, Israel expelled them.
Does it make a difference that Jews had to flee Arab countries? No, it’s the Palestinians who were expelled and only Israel is to be hated and punished for doing that to another people.
Does it mean anything that before 1948, a “Palestinian” is actually anyone living in Palestine, even a Jew? No, only Arabs can be Palestinians.
Does a land legally belong to the Jews because they conquered it just like the Arabs did before? No, only an Arab conquest legally changes ownership of a land.
Where is my mistake? Is it the questions or the answers?
Given the treatment of minorities in Arab countries, WHERE should the Jews live? Should they go back to Iraq and Egypt? (Demand compensation, perhaps?) Should they all be deported to Europe, effectively moving millions of predominantly Arab Jews (Sephardim) to a strange country; because the Arabs feel that this would be the right thing?
“Israel was never to exist not given the huge Jewish influence in Europe and the US. That’s a fact. It’s all about the money not about what’s right and what’s wrong.”
That’s true. And without the Jewish lobby in the west, the Jews in the middle east would not have Israel to flee to and would have had the same fate as other minorities in Arab lands, I am sure.
“Israel is a state of terror who has occupied a land and killed and expelled its people. Any human with feelings will hate them, whether muslim or secular.”
But any human with brains will investigate first. Israel did not “occupy a land and kill and expell its people”.
If you look carefully, you will find that Jews simply loved to Palestine (some already lived there) to be later joined by the brethren that fled Arab countries (do you hate them too?).
You will find that the Palestinian Arabs are not so much killed as they are a greater number than ever before.
And you will find that Jews in Haifa have asked the Arabs to stay when the other Arab countries attacked while the leaders of the attacking countries told them to leave Palestine.
Arabs and Jews could have lived in peace in both Palestines after the partition. But the Arabs rejected that option.
Edb, what does religion or secularism has to do with being human. I express my hate for terrorists which is alist that can include both Israel and Zarqawi. You are entitled to say that I do not have anything against Israel because I am secular. Israel is a state of terror who has occupied a land and killed and expelled its people. Any human with feelings will hate them, whether muslim or secular. The same feelings apply to Zarqawi and his gang of terrorist who do not differ from Israel.
And please, write the name of Marah in a correct way, and be sure that we know who killed her father. Our intelligence caught him and he confesed of doing that and he talked to the family on the phone after killing him so there is no place for your stupid theory of “we do not know who did that” since that guy who killed Marah’s father was a member of al Qaeda lead by Zarqawi.
Four deputies went to show condolences, how many didnt go out of fear ? Given that those people do represent their people- u like it or not- that leaves a good portion of Jordanians with the Zarkawi ! What a loosers
EdB if you gave it a thought once you’ll realize that Batir is not a religious guy or at least he does not express that in his opinions. Most people who stood against Israel in the past were not religious, most of them were secular Arabs both Muslims and Chrisitians and secular Europeans and their defence was not based on religious basis but merely the fact that Israel had killed and kicked out Palestenians from their villages and converted everything Arabic In Palestine into “Hebrew” and established a state based on religion.
I am so much against establishing any religious state, that’s why I’m against Al Qaeda and that’s why I’m against Israel a state established on rleigious basis replacing an Arab and rather secular land. I’m still against the church’s interefernce in the political life of Europeans and the filthy moves of George Bush to win the Chrisitian vote given that I’m a practising Chrisitan myself.
Israel was never to exist not given the huge Jewish influence in Europe and the US. That’s a fact. It’s all about the money not about what’s right and what’s wrong.
I reported what he said. I wanted to give a general idea of what Batir wrote on his blog. The quote that I highlighted starts with “the other bastards are here”. I thought it was important to clarify to the reader what he was talking about as in his opinon there are two “bastards”…
I’m sorry, but why do you say “Batir … unleashes his anger at both the state of Israel and Zarqawi”? The quote you used doesn’t reveal Batir’s religionist views, so why mention that he has a thing against Israelis? The world does not know who’s bomb killed Mahar’s family, and perhaps we’ll never know, but isn’t it a bit more rational to focus on what we know than what enflames the passions of those who think hating someone for how they see God is okay? Whoever is responsible for the death of Mahar’s family deserves the fate that awaits them. Their “people” on the other hand are simply people. Be they Muslim or Jew or Christian or Buddhist, living in this land or that or without a home they’re welcome in, they are – simply – people.
Having seen Batir’s blog I’ll never visit it again. He hates people simply for how they envision ‘the invisible man in the sky people call “God”‘. I hate those who hate. It’s different when I do the hating 😉