This is a follow-up to my reply to Iraqi blogger Zeyad, who felt that the majority of Jordanians regard the late Zarqawi a martyr.
The death of al-Qaida’s chief in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, is still reverberating in Jordan, where the majority of the population sees him as a terrorist. An opinion poll conducted by the non-governmental organization Epsos Stat Center for daily al-Ghad indicated that 59 percent of Jordanians consider their countryman Zarqawi, whose real name is Ahmed Fadel al-Khalayila, a "terrorist." The poll, which surveyed 1,014 people over 18-years-old from various walks of life, also showed that 67 percent refused to see Zarqawi as a "martyr," as he was dubbed by Jordan’s Islamist movement, sparking an uproar among Jordanians.
…The poll, with a margin of error of 3.2 percent, indicated that 70 percent of the sample saw offering condolences for Zarwqawi’s death as a provocation of national sentiments, especially for the families of the Amman bombings in which 60 people died. Only 15 percent, mostly in the 18 to 39 age bracket, described Zarqawi as a "martyr" or an "ordinary citizen." Source: [UPI]
In addition, here is the article on the poll in Alghad (Arabic) and media-analyst and blogger Abu Aardvark’s take on the survey. Who knows, maybe this poll combined with the recent anti-Zarqawi demonstrations will motivate Zeyad to reconsider his position.
“Last comment on this blog from me”
Yeah I thought you said that a year ago.
“to point out that Zeyad’s obesrvations were probably right”
I’m glad you used the word probably, I’m amazed that you fight with all you’ve got when you think you are PROBABLY right, and Iraq PROBABLY had WMDs, well guess what it was wrong Iraq didn’t have WMDs. So you are probably wrong.
“for one, hear what people like you are REALLY saying”
“That’s why I chose a year ago not to READ any Jordanian blogs”
Once again you mention that you chose a year ago, yet as I followed this blog and other Jordanian blogs, I’ve seen your verbal violence and hatered spread throughout the blogs, so apparently you can’t stick by your decitions.
“Tell the fucking truth, why don’t you? Whatever the truth may be.”
I like this one, whatever the truth may be. Well you remind me of an episode of Sienfeld, when Jerry wanted to lie and he couldn’t until George told him, “If you believe it, its not a lie”. Unfortunatly the truth to you is a bunch of lies that you’ve come to beleive through your imaginary pathetic life.
“That’s none of your damned business. I’m not going to give somebody like you even more reasons to despise Mona, or to despise me.”
I don’t despise Mona, I do think that she aims to please the people in charge of the main media to gain popularity and reach higher postions. You yes I despise, because you are a sick f***.
“Because you’re JUST LIKE all those other Arab commentators who were blaming the 9/11 atatcks on America, in teh American media”
Now you are comdeming all Arabs not just Jordanians, however, in your previous comments you said that Jordan was going backwards in their veiws, while other Arab countries were moving ahead. Wow, changing your mind aren’t you?
“Next time you ask why the war on terror is happening, and why so many people are suffering, look in the mirror. The answer is YOU.”
Unfortunatly you are right, peace makers are over shadowed by people that want war and violence, the more we preach peace the more they hate us and go towards war. However its ok, because “Blessed are the peace makers for theirs is the kingdom of heaven”
This is a general comment for other Americans that read this blog.
From what I saw, Jeff was the only American to stand against what this sick Craig said, so thanks for that. However, the rest of you while I’m sure that you don’t share Craig’s twisted views, I haven’t seen you stand up and say wait a minute “WE Americans” are loving people and put him in his place. I do believe that 99% of Americans are good people but we need to hear the good people not only the bad ones. Same goes for the Arabs, I know that 99% of Arabs are good people but the good people are not speaking up as much as they should.
Craig, I’m sure you’ll be back to read this even though you might not post. I’ll pray for you and for the good Lord to guide you so that you don’t think everyone is out there to screw you.
God Bless you brother
So you see my comment as inappropriate, however, all of Zeyad’s comments condeming the whole country of Jordan while he benefits from its stablity and safety and while its the only country in the world to give him a chance for a better life wether he chooses to stay in Jordan or go through JORDAN to another country as appropriate? How hypocratical.
Also I’m shocked that you think that my comment was not in its place while you’ve seen all what Craig has said and you ddin’t say anything about that? Maybe you agree with him, who knows?
So I don’t need you to tell me what is right and what is not right to say.
3omar binil khattab said it best I guess when he said:
“Ya sha3ba il 3iraq, ya ahla al kathibi wal nifaq”
When you decide to quote at least do it right.
It was not Omar ben el Khatab who said that, it was Al Hajaj Ben Yousef el Thaqafy and what he said was ” Ya ahla el iraq, ya ahla el shiqaq wa el nifaq”
Plus i think that was a totally inapropriate comment.
Last comment on this blog from me, 3ogla. So here goes:
1) What is your motivation behind all this?
a) to point out that Zeyad’s obesrvations were probably right. You were quite helpful to me in that regard 🙂
b) to point out to whatever Jordanians read this blog that not everyone is naive enough to believe their two-faced bullshit claims and dishonest parsing of words. I, for one, hear what people like you are REALLY saying, 3ogla, and you aren’t alone. Jordanian blogs are filled with hypocrits who endeaver to hide the truth of their opinions. That’s why I chose a year ago not to READ any Jordanian blogs. It seems to be a uniquely Jordanian issue. Tell the fucking truth, why don’t you? Whatever the truth may be.
2) How did Eltahaway calm you after 9/11?
That’s none of your damned business. I’m not going to give somebody like you even more reasons to despise Mona, or to despise me. Adn wahtever I said, it would be just cause for you to scorn the both of us, wouldn’t it? Why? Because you’re JUST LIKE all those other Arab commentators who were blaming the 9/11 atatcks on America, in teh American media. Aren’t you? Next time you ask why the war on terror is happening, and why so many people are suffering, look in the mirror. The answer is YOU.
So Craig why don’t you stop reading Jordanian blogs then, its been a year and your still here.
I was here because of Zeyad. Now I’m gone. Have a nice life 🙂