Skip to comments.200,000 protest Amman attacks
Posted on 11/18/2005 10:20:19 PM PST by mdittmar
AMMAN, Jordan -- At least 200,000 persons demonstrated yesterday against the recent bombings of three luxury hotels, while a new online statement attributed to terrorist leader Abu Musab Zarqawi defended the attacks and threatened to cut off the head of Jordan's King Abdullah II.
An anti-terrorist demonstration of such size is unprecedented in the Arab world, where Zarqawi, his mentor, Osama bin Laden, and their al Qaeda organization have attained folk-hero status among Muslim masses.
"Zarqawi, from Amman, we say to you: 'You are a coward,' " protesters chanted while brandishing banners with the names of their tribes from every part of Jordan.
A similar protest in Jordan two days after the attacks on three hotels in the capital, which killed 59 persons, mustered several thousand people.
One attacker blew himself up at a wedding party in the ballroom of the Radisson SAS hotel. Seventeen relatives of the bride and groom died.
"More than 100,000 people took part in the demonstration which left the al-Husseini mosque and then moved towards Amman town hall," security forces spokesman Bashir al-Daajeh told Agence France-Presse.
"Their number increased as the demonstrators were approaching the town hall and then reached 250,000," he estimated.
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me thinks zarqawi overestimated his support and made a big boo boo with this attack in jordan
Who did the counting?
And I bet those 200,000 aren't too happy with the threat on their King's life either.
Zarqawi has apologized, said his guy was aiming for US-Israeli intel agents but miscalculated and when the roof caved in, innocent Muslims died. He said he does not target Muslims - but that Jordan's king is a collaborator and therefore not a true Muslim.
Yeah, and if the average Jordanian believes that, I have a bridge to sell them.
The Jordanians are waking up to the fact Zarqawi is a terrorist and doesn't care who he kills. I only hope they start giving us tips like the people of Iraq are so we can kill that POS and his brainwashed hatefull followers.
"At least 200,000 persons demonstrated yesterday . . ."
Thanks to you and the Wash Times for bringing us the good news that the MSM ignores.
Their hearts seem to be in the right place, but it would be very difficult to keep the cadence. Although less accurate, 'we're here, we're queer, get used to it' would be much easier to chant.
That is truly funny.
If these were dead jews or Americans, these 200K would be cheering.
I get it. He targets mosques, but not the Muslims inside the mosques. That makes sense.
I did see them hype the story that al Qaeda APOLOGIZED for blowing-up the wedding party though... and that was a straight feed from AlJizzeera.
nice widespread coverage in the media...not
the times barely mentions this here
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