They could have been Jordanians

A comment that I heard the most in the first hours of the event, is that “It couldn’t be a Jordanian who did this”, I even heard it from officials. Well I disagree … I think it could have been Jordanians. The sick brain-washed people are among us, and had been bombing themselves in Iraq for the last 2 years. So, I think that the mentalities that could justify bombing people in a market, a wedding, or police stations in Iraq, could justify bombing hotels in Amman.

We can’t, and shouldn’t, act as if it is an “External” attack, because we call know that the radical mentalities that justify killing innocent people was home-grown in Jordan before it moved else where, and now it is backfiring on us. So, fixing the situation won’t be through more strict border checks, and hotel door security, but I think that it should be as strong and radical as those movements. The nests that grow those people, and brainwash them is here, and this is where we should look, and target.

This post was greatly moved by Jameed’s latest post

5 thoughts on “They could have been Jordanians”

  1. Some people are naive enough to think that onlt those who blew themselves away are the ones who planned for the atttacks. DEFINITELY there have been Jordanians, who know security measures in Jordan, and know jordanians, and the hotels and the touristics places in jordan….etc I personally know one Jordanian who left Jordan to Iraq to fight with al qaeda and his parents couldn’t stop him…. Many of those people are Jordanians… menna o feena

  2. I couldn’t agree more..
    Very ironically, on the morning of Wedensday, the day of the attack, I had a Sociology lecture and the subject of suicide bombing was brought up. I was shocked when a number of my colleages protested to the term “terrorist”. They argued that there always have to be innocent victims- it’s something that can’t be avoided, and it shouldn’t stop us from “doing what we’re supposed to do.”
    Yes, this mentality exists.
    We need much more than temporary quick-fixes. We need to be more aware. To know where we stand and who we are. To kill the hostile attitude. There’s no such thing as “5arjkom”, no matter what the person’s ethnicity is… no innocent person deserves to die.

  3. You have to factor in several things.

    First, the mukhabarat keeps a pretty tight lid when it comes to jordanians. any jordanian in any of the islamic group will tell u that. heck, if you want to start an islamic charity they check u out.

    Second, how willing is a Jordanian willing to physically bomb his own people. Zarqawi didnt do it, and he couldnt find any jordanians who did otherwise he would’ve surly used them for the sake of symbolism.

    Third, we do have strange mentalities in Jordan but it is difficult to judge. Many if not most of the people feel a huge injustice happening in Iraq and Palestine but they are fooled into thinking that alqeda is fighting the good fight just because its fighting. They are just now learning to tell the difference between those guys and themselves. In a post 911 world we have been told to think that this is all Islam and these are all Muslims and these Jordanians with these mentalities that we speak of are only now learning that this is not true and that there is a big difference.

  4. I agree 100%. I have heard this for _years_. In Algeria, it had been very common to say that the killers are not Algerians (this comes with speculating on many countries as potential sources – usually ‘evil’ ones). Well, even now you can read this in the press or by officials. In Algeria they are not Algerians, in Morocco they are not Moroccan, in Egypt they are not Egyptians, in Jordan they are not Jordanians, in Iraq they are not Iraqis, etc Where are they from then ? Mars ?

    With enough endoctrination, anyone can do anything. People can even kill their own family if they feel they deserved it and it unfortunately happen quite often.

    I suppose it’s human nature to be unable to believe that someone you consider your family has done such horrid crimes. Because, ultimately you feel as though you did them yourself somehow. It is just very convenient to say they are ‘external’. Well, hiding behind the ‘external’ factor will not help fixing the root of the problem.

  5. I CAN’T UNDERSTAD WHAT HAPPENED IN THAT DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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