Where did Nabeel Ahmed Issa al-Jaourah get that idea? Could it be from Qur’an passages such as 9:111, which guarantees Paradise to those who kill for Allah? It says: “Allah hath purchased of the believers their persons and their goods; for theirs (in return) is the garden (of Paradise): they fight in His cause, and slay and are slain.” And there are many more where that one came from. We are always told these passages do not mean what they clearly do mean, and that no Muslims take them literally, and yet again and again we see that they do.
“Jordanian: British are enemies of Islam,” by Shafika Mattar for AP, with thanks to DP:
AMMAN, Jordan “” A Jordanian accused of opening fire on Western tourists in Amman’s Roman amphitheater, killing a Briton and wounding six others, insisted in court Wednesday that God “blessed” him for the attack and said the British are enemies of Islam.
Prosecutors say Nabeel Ahmed Issa al-Jaourah fired a pistol at Westerners visiting the historic site in September, killing British accountant Christopher Stokes. Five other tourists from Australia, Britain, the Netherlands and New Zealand were wounded, along with a Jordanian police officer.
“God blessed me when I killed a British man and hurt others, because they are fighting the Prophet and his soldiers since (the) Balfour Declaration,” al-Jaourah told the military court. In the 1917 document, the British government promised to support the creation of Israel.
“The British people … insulted the honorable Quran and women who wear the head cover,” said al-Jaourah, who is a Jordanian citizen of Palestinian origin. He was apparently referring to comments by British House of Commons leader Jack Straw, who said in October that face-covering Muslim veils inhibit communication.
Al-Jaourah has pleaded innocent to murder charges. But after his comments, the prosecutor said he had confessed and urged the court “to hand him the harshest punishment.”
Al-Jaourah faces a possible sentence of death by hanging if convicted. The trial resumes in a week.
The Sept. 4 shooting was a rare attack on tourists in Jordan. Prosecutors have said al-Jaourah acted alone and had no links to terrorist groups….
In a separate case Wednesday, Jordan’s military court sentenced two Jordanians of Palestinian origin to 10 years in prison for trying to infiltrate Israel with automatic weapons to carry out attacks.
Another defendant in the case, Osama Taleb al-Mahdawi, 25, from the West Bank town of Tulkarem, was sentenced to a year in prison, and two other defendants were acquitted. The five defendants, arrested Jan. 8, lived in the northern refugee camp of Irbid.
After the judge read the verdict, the militants shouted, “God is great,” knelt on the floor, and started to pray.
In another trial, an Iraqi accused of being a member of al-Qaida in Iraq railed at the presiding judge, praised Osama Bin Laden and called Jordan’s King Abdullah II an infidel.
“Jordan is one of the bases for the American attacks on Iraq and trains the Iraqi police who, with the Shiites, want to destroy Iraq,” Ziad Khalaf Raja al-Karbouly said. “I accuse all the rulers of this era of being infidels, including (King) Abdullah bin al-Hussein.”
He told the court that he is “proud of being a member of al-Qaida and a soldier for Osama Bin Laden,” adding that, “We in al-Qaida, will continue our holy war and our reward will be the dear virgins of heaven.”
Good luck with that, Ziad.