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Palestinians receive a taste of their own medicine

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Submitted by Ed Gordon (Israel), Nov 16, 2005 at 05:45

The terror attack that took place in Amman Jordan is not the first time that Muslims have attacked Muslims. In this case, the attack was probably more of a reprisal from 'native son' and now arch terrorist Abu Musa al Zaqawi, who is now replacing Usama bin Ladin as the world's No. 1 terrorist villan. Al Zakawi, who was convicted and condemned to death, in abstentia, by a Jordanian court, was showing his "love" for fellow Jordanians by sending his people to carry out this attack.

Though both Al Zakawi and most Jordanians are Sunni Muslims, this does not mean they refrain from attacking one another when the situation arises. The animosities between Sunni and Shiiate Muslims, on the other hand, are even more well known, as recent events in Iraq have shown. The attacks against Shiiates in southern Iraq, and in other parts of Iraq as well, have been going on with vigor since Saddam Hussein was overthrown. Saddam's trial now centers around his reprisal against Shiites in Basara after an assasination attempt against him back in 1982.

It must not be forgotten as well, the long and bitter war between Iraq and Iran from 1980 till 1988 resulting in more than a million killed. Saddam's many attacks against the Kurds in northern Iraq, involving use of nerve gas, is also an issue as well.

Regarding Palestinians, of which a large percent of Jordan's population originate from, their attacks on Israel, as noted in Mr. Pipe's articles countless times, are far far worse than this single incident, which now serves as Jordan's 9-11. Jordan's young king, Abdullah II, like his deceased father, Hussein, must now be more vigilent against such threats from the country that Jordan shares most of it's eastern border with. Al Zakawi and his gang would like nothing better than to overthrow Abdullah and set up an Islamic republic there. It is also in Israel's interest to make sure that this scenario doesn't occur, and I'm sure that the young Jordanian monarch is appreciative to that fact.
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