Jordanian extremists convicted of assassination plot agains President Bush

by Kal El on May 14, 2008 · View Comments

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A Jordanian military court has convicted 3 wannabe terrorists and sent them to jail. Let’s hope their criminal justice system is better than Yemen’s.

Jordan convicts 3 of plotting to kill Bush
AMMAN, Jordan - Jordan’s military court convicted three militants Wednesday of plotting to assassinate President Bush during a 2006 visit to the kingdom and sentenced them to 15 years in jail.

The verdict came as Bush arrived in Israel on the first stop of a regional tour to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Israel’s founding and to make a a new push for a Mideast peace deal.

The Jordanian men — Nidhal Musleh al-Momani, Sattam al-Zawahrah and Tharwat Daraj, all in their 20s — were arrested Nov. 28, 2006, the day before Bush landed in the Jordanian capital Amman.

Prosecutors said they were found with machine guns and large plastic bottles filled with gasoline meant to be used for bombs. They were accused of planning to attack the American and Danish embassies in Amman; Denmark had no embassy in Jordan at the time.

Defense attorneys called the case “exaggerated and unrealistic,” saying their clients had neither the organizational capability nor the skills to carry out such attacks.

But security officers testified that they overheard one defendant, al-Momani, saying he wanted to blow himself up in Bush’s convoy.

Wow. The extremists’ lawyers called the charges “exaggerated and unrealistic”. I guess they are correct, because we all know that muslim extremists never, ever, ever attack politicians…

Unless you count Anwar Sadat, Rafik Al-Hariri, Pierre Gemayel, Walid Eido, and dozens of others killed by…

You guessed it!! Muslim extremists.

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