Jordan Cowers in the Face of Islamism

Now that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has defiantly dug in his heels, my attention turns to Jordan where the Islamist threat has just grown exponentially. Yesterday,  Jordanian Prime Minister Marouf al-Bakhit, met with the Muslim Brotherhood’s political arm–the Islamic Action front. Why? To discuss including Islamists in Jordan’s new government. Not surprisingly, the Islamic Action Front was delighted with the results: “The meeting was positive and open, paving the way for a new chapter in our relations with the government”. This statement is laughable; it won’t be long until the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood controls the government of Jordan. What does this remind you of? Hezbollah’s takeover of the Lebanese government? What the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood has announced that it wants?  Finally, think about the contrast between Mubarak who continues to speak strongly (even yesterday) against the Muslim Brotherhood–and King Abdullah who is cravenly embracing them.

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