Saturday, November 19, 2005

Arab World Rises Up Against Terrorism...

...well, sort of. Almost. Not really.

The Washington Times is reporting that some 200,000 Jordanians demonstrated against Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi's bombings that killed 59 people, many of them family members attending a wedding party.

Over at Little Green Footballs, some are hailing this development as an indicator that the Arab street is finally waking up and taking a stand against Islamic radicalism. How I wish that were the case.

Nearly all the dead and injured in the Jordan hotel bombings were Muslims, and that's really what's being protested. I suspect that if a few dozen Americans and/or Israelis had been killed, there'd be 200,000 Jordanians celebrating instead of protesting.

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