The Islamic Action Front is a Muslim Brotherhood group in Jordan. The Muslim Brotherhood, you may recall, is dedicated in its own words to “eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within” and installing Sharia here.
One interesting sidelight to their enthusiasm for Obama: in 2003, Hamza Mansoor, chief of the IAF, declared: “We refuse to be enslaved by the US. We want to be treated as free men and we want relations with the US based on mutual respect.” Of course, “mutual respect” is just the locution that Obama has used several times, in the same context. Is he getting talking points from the Brotherhood?
“Jordan Islamists see Obama’s speech in Turkey as milestone,” from Middle East News, April 7 (thanks to Maxwell):
Amman – Jordanian Islamists Tuesday welcomed the overtures voiced in Turkey towards Muslims by US President Barack Obama, saying they were indicative of a promising ‘new stage’ in relations between Washington and the Arab and Islamic worlds.
‘If President Obama really meant it, this could indicate that we are on the threshold of a new era that paves the ground for real dialogue, rather than conflict, among civilizations,’ Zaki Bani Ershaid, Secretary General of the Islamic Action Front (IAF), told German Press Agency dpa.
‘Obama has apparently conducted a deep revision of the US policies and drew benefits from the mistakes and sins committed by his predecessor, George Bush, who pushed America to an unprecedented isolation and won it hatred of the entire world by adopting policies based on arrogance of power,’ he said….