November 30, 2005

Tribal Rejection

This is the sort of thing that I've been hoping to see.

We, the sons of the Bani Hassan tribe in all its branches in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan support and express solidarity with our cousins, the al-Khalayleh clan, and their decision to sever relations with the terrorist Ahmad Fadheel Nazzal al-Khalayleh, who calls himself Abu Musab al-Zarqawi,

We condemn all terrorist actions carried out or claimed by this individual actions which are alien to members of this tribe,

In Arab shame culture, this is a huge deal. It is going to make Al Queda in Iraq's recruiting job much tougher and possibly cause them to lose a number of their current operatives.

It's not how we do it in the West. But then again, it doesn't have to be. The job of dismantling Al Queda got a huge boost with this. We should give credit to the Bani Hassan and all the rest who do the right thing and cast out the terrorists among them. It's an honorable and laudable thing. That they do this for their own reasons and not in response to pressure from us makes it even more laudable.

Posted by TMLutas at November 30, 2005 01:39 PM