November 15, 2005, - 6:55 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
I’m no fan of Jordan. Its Hashemite leader, King Abdullah, is a minority dictator over a Palestinian majority who deserve their own state in Jordan, not Israel. Its people are among the most anti-American, anti-Christian, anti-Semitic, and most pro-Bin Laden in the world. One in four Jordanians support homicide bombings and more than half believe Bin Laden would make a great leader.
However, I now have cause for an iota of praise of the Kingdom of Jordan. Its head of security–the equivalent of our FBI–and ten other top law enforcement officials quit today, in the wake of the bombings of three Jordanian hotels by Al-Qaeda.
It’s been over four years since 9/11, but not a single person in the FBI or CIA has ever resigned or been fired over it–despite the fact that their has been a lot to blame on both agencies, especially the FBI. Instead, FBI Director Robert Mueller has cordially engaged the most radical element of American Islam, tried to bestow an award on a “former” terrorist who openly supports terrorism, and done a host of other things detailed here (like trying to fire a loyal FBI agent, Robert Wright, for daring to investigate Al-Qaeda and Hamas financing on our shores).
If Robert Mueller had any self-respect, he’d emulate his Jordanian counterpart, and resign. But he doesn’t, and he won’t. For once, a Muslim Jordanian official is doing the moral thing where an American Christian is not. It’s rare, but it happens. And in this case, we should all take note.
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