Support for jihad in modern, moderate Jordan. From GulfNews, with thanks to Sr. Soph:
Amman: Arabs must unite and support Lebanon against Israel's atrocities, believes a cross-section of the Jordanian community.
Gulf News interviewed a number of Jordanians in Amman who supported Hezbollah defending Lebanon and the Arabic nation. They described Israel's launching of the war as "a crime which must be ended immediately."
"Israel's war is not only against Lebanon, but it is against the whole Arabic nation. This is very wrong and I consider it a crime which Israel should be tried for," 21-year-old Jordanian-born and Egyptian national, Saeed Mohammad Ahmad told Gulf News, yesterday.
He said this war had exposed Arabic countries and shown how disunited they were.
"Arabs must unite and take one stance against the atrocities that are facing the Palestinians, Iraqis and Lebanese."
Meanwhile, Jordanian Wafa Saade who works as an accountant, said the Israeli war against Lebanon was a "ridiculous situation."
"This time Israel has gone far beyond the limits with Lebanon and Palestine. God is with us and Israel is not welcome in this region. We hope that the Arabs unite against Israel and fight back."...
On whether the Arabs could still be united she said "dignity, honour, land and religion can still unite them."...
Faris Dabbas, 33, a Jordanian businessman, described the war as a crime.
"The Israelis have been stamping on the Arabs for the past years. It is about time for us to unite and stamp on them. I fully support Hezbollah for resisting and shelling the occupied land," he said.
On whether the Hezbollah fighters could persevere and fight back for long periods, he said during the days of the Prophet Mohammad (Peace Be Upon Him) "10 soldiers used to fight and kill hundreds." He described the Arab Foreign Ministers' meeting in Beirut as a "political farce."
"The only thing that will stop the war, is for us to go back to God and perform the holy rituals," said Dabbas.