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‘Burn in hell, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi!’

By on 11.10.05 | 4:24PM

So say Jordanian demonstrators, "organized by Jordan's 14 professional and trade unions -- made up of both hard-line Islamic groups and leftist political organizations -- traditionally vocal critics of Abdullah's moderate and pro-Western policies," in a protest against yesterday's terror attacks. In the Pew Global Attitudes survey released over the summer, Jordan stood out as as a country where public opinion is especially amenable to radicalism; al Qaeda's dim-bulb strategists seem to have shot themselves in the foot.

UPDATE: Zarqawi's PR department has gone into damage-control mode.

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