Monday, September 04, 2006

British tourist murdered... a follower of the Religion of Peace. From BBC News:
A gunman has opened fire on foreign tourists in the Jordanian capital Amman, killing a British tourist, a government spokesman has said.

The shooting happened at the Roman amphitheatre in central Amman, a popular tourist attraction.

Five other tourists were injured, before the gunman was arrested.

Militants have carried out a series of attacks in Jordan. Sixty people were killed in three suicide attacks on hotels in November 2005.

Jordanian government spokesman Nasser Judeh said the wounded included three tourists from the UK, one from the Netherlands and one New Zealander. The guide was a Jordanian national.

The attack took place at 1230 local time (0930 GMT).

One eyewitness, quoted by the AFP news agency, said the attacker approached the tourists shouting "God is great" in Arabic, before firing.


Blogger Mark Holland said...

Root causes: the Ocelot spleens must have been off.

12:59 pm  
Anonymous Verity said...

I hope this doesn't get Jordan a bad name. They are actually very active in the war on terror and it was the Jordanian secret service who fingered Zakawi. Both the King and Queen have spoken out bravely against Islamic terror.

That doesn't make the tourists any less dead, obviously. But they will step up security and vetting.

1:58 pm  
Anonymous Grandma Lausch said...

Meanwhile, Hezbollah's apologist Hugh 'Katyushas are not that bad' Sykes discovers that a school in Kiryat Shmona was bombed because Israeli army was in town.

Of course, how could the humanitarians of Hezbollah hurt innocent Israeli civilians

2:04 pm  
Anonymous A-W-D said...

yeah but its the US and UKs foreign policy that is to blame for these murders not some crack pot islamic nut who thinks all non believers are pig dogs innit!

RIP Steve Irwin

4:35 pm  
Blogger permanentexpat said...

..........and so it goes on.
Just WHAT is necessary to wake The Septic Isle up?
Melanie Phillips in today's D.Mail repeats the warnings...and maybe, maybe one or two folk will start to stir from their apathy.
I repeat for the umpteenth time, Hitler was a pussycat compared with that which now threatens the free world.

5:11 pm  
Blogger TheCatInTheAdage said...

Some helpful context from Reuters:

But Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip and war against Hizbollah in Lebanon, which has killed some 1,400 fellow Arabs and drawn international criticism, has also raised passions in Jordan where anti-Israeli feelings are running high. Many Jordanians are angry about what they see as Western indifference toward the plight of Palestinians.

Thanks. I've got the whole picture now. The problem is us. We make muslims too angry

6:05 pm  
Blogger Mark Holland said...

Many Jordanians are angry about what they see as Western indifference toward the plight of Palestinians.

Obviously these Jordanians, or at least the pillocks in the press putting words in their mouths, have never heard of Black September

7:28 pm  
Anonymous Verity said...

"Many Jordanians are angry about what they see as Western indifference toward the plight of Palestinians."

Wait a cotton pickin'minute right there. Who said "many Jordanians are angry"??? Consider the source.

1:13 am  

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