Sunday, June 11, 2006

Zarqawi's Family

It seems that the very public and loudly proclaimed disowning of Zarqawi by his family some months ago, wasn't quite what it appears.

Jordanian parliamentarians criticized a number of deputies from the Islamic Action Front (IAF) for paying their respects to the family of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi during a visit to a tent erected in Zarqa to "celebrate his martyrdom".

Four deputies from the IAF, the largest opposition party in Jordan, visited the tent on Friday, and said it was their "duty and obligation towards a Jordanian family who had lost one of its members."

The family of Zarqawi had asked three Islamist lawmakers in Jordan to intervene with the government to bring his body back home for burial.

Perhaps the disowning had more to do with the "influential family" ensuring that it's influential position wasn't affected by Zarqawi's murder of 54 people in the Jordan hotel bombings than with any real disapproval of what he was doing?

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