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September 4, 2006
Tourists Shot, One Dead, In Jordan Attack

A British tourist died today and five other tourists seriously wounded when a Jordanian gunmen opened fire, reportedly shouting Allahu Akbar! ("God is great!) as he attacked:

A gunman has shot dead a British tourist in the center of Amman and wounded five tourists and a Jordanian tourist police officer, Jordanian officials said.

The casualties included the British man who died, two other wounded Britons and the Jordanian, Jordanian government spokesman Nasser Judeh said. One Dutch person, an Australian and a New Zealander were also wounded.

Police and intelligence sources said four of the tourists are women and the Dutch citizen is a man. ...

"This is a cowardly terrorist attack, which we regret took place on Jordanian soil," Interior Minister Eid al-Fayez told reporters at the scene, according to The Associated Press. "This operation is considered a terrorist act unless the man is found to be deranged," he said.

Well, to some of us, Islamist terrorists already have demonstrable derangement -- a fanatical hatred for non-Muslims and an impulse to force Islam upon the world by force. Under any definition, that's pretty deranged. The question is whether his motivation was Islamist fervor or just run-of-the-mill schizophrenia.

The Times of London reported the Allahu Akbar! shout in its report on the attack. As Michelle Malkin notes, the Times also rushed to give the unidentified Jordanian a ready-made excuse for shooting unarmed civilians:

Rana Sabbagh-Gargour, Times Correspondent in Amman, said that the attack came amid rising antagonism towards the West.

"There is mounting frustration on the streets of the Arab world with the West, especially with the United States and Europe, over its perceived bias on the Middle Eastern conflict, Iraq and Lebanon," she said. "It is putting pressure on moderate Arab governments to revisit their politics and limiting their ability to manoeuvre."

And the dhimmitude continues. Note that the Times of London quotes as its source for its West-hatred ... the Times of London.

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