Friday, November 11, 2005

Jordanians protest against Zarqawi after latest bombings

These are the actions of people who have seen the temptations of democracy so close to their homes they can taste it. They are willing to fight for their freedom and stand against terrorism. This is another reason why we are in Iraq, not just for the Iraqis but for the rest of the Middle East as well.

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Al-Qaida in Iraq claimed Friday that four Iraqis, including a husband and wife, carried out the suicide bombings against three Amman hotels, and police arrested 120 Jordanians and Iraqis in the hunt for anyone who might have aided them.

Thousands of Jordanians protested in Amman for a second straight day, condemning the attacks that killed 57 people, excluding the bombers, and denouncing al-Qaida in Iraq's leader, Jordanian-born Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

''Al-Zarqawi, you are a coward! Amman will remain safe!'' chanted 3,000 protesters who marched through the capital, past its al-Husseini Mosque after midday prayers.