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Old 11-09-2005, 01:30 PM   #1
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Bomb explosions in Jordan

http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0...202087,00.html
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and now large hotels in China are being warned too that islamic extremists are targeting them within the next week.
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Do you know if they are targetting Western hotels in China as they did in Jordan? I would imagine this would be the case.
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CNN says at least 57 confirmed dead.

just awful.
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I saw some video,

a baby wounded....


very sad
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this is terrible...something must be done...
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This is just getting ridiculous. They're trying to target westerners but wind up killing mostly Jordanians/muslims. Seems rather like an "own goal" to me. How do they expect to gain the support of the wider arab world with actions like this???
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If any good news can come of this, I would consider this to be encouraging:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9979747/

AMMAN, Jordan - Hundreds of angry Jordanians rallied Thursday outside one of three U.S.-based hotels attacked by suicide bombers, shouting, “Burn in hell, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi!” — a reference to the leader of Al-Qaida in Iraq, the terrorist group tied to the blasts that killed at least 56 people.

The protest was 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.
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Ashraf al-Akhras and his bride Nadia Alami posing to the camera during their wedding ceremony before a suicide bomber attacked their party wedding at the Radisson SAS hotel in Amman, Jordan, in this picture taken late Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005. The groom, Ashraf al-Akhras, suffered serious injuries and was rushed to an Amman hospital. The bride, Nadia Alami, escaped injury. But the newlyweds both lost their fathers.

http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/meast/...ion=cnn_latest
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Dreadful, just dreadful beyond words.
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Halloween' Producer Dies in Jordan

By SHAFIKA MATTAR, Associated Press Writer

Moustapha Akkad, the Syrian-born producer of the "Halloween" horror films, died Friday from wounds sustained in the triple hotel bombings, a hospital official said.

Akkad died at 7:30 a.m. in a Jordanian hospital where he was being treated, said surgeon Dr. Yousef Qisous. He lived in Los Angeles and was reportedly in his 70s.

"He had bleeding in the lungs, his ribs were fractured and he died of his wounds and a severe heart attack this morning," Qisous told The Associated Press.

Akkad's daughter, Rima Akkad Monla, 34, also died in one of Wednesday's three explosions, said her mother, Patricia Akkad, Thursday.

A woman who answered the telephone at Moustapha Akkad's home early Friday said she was too upset to talk. A telephone message left at Patricia Akkad's Los Angeles area home was not immediately returned. She left for Lebanon late Thursday.

Three suicide bombers hit the Grand Hyatt, Radisson SAS and Days Inn hotels in the Jordanian capital, Amman, Wednesday night and killed at least 59 people, including the three suicide bombers.

Officials suspect Iraqi involvement in the attacks, which were claimed by al-Qaida's Iraq branch.

Moustapha Akkad, best known for producing all eight films in the "Halloween" franchise, also produced and directed "The Message" (1977) and "Lion of the Desert" (1981). Both latter films starred Anthony Quinn.

His daughter, Rima, grew up in Los Angeles an avid polo player who graduated from the University of Southern California in 1995 with a degree in international relations.

She pursued a master's degree in Middle East studies at the American University in Beirut, where she met her husband Ziad Monla, 35.

Her husband's family owns the Monla Hospital in Tripoli, Lebanon. The couple, married for six years, has two sons, ages 2 and 4.

"Rima is a totally American girl," Patricia Akkad, 64, said Thursday in a phone interview from her ex-husband's home in Los Angeles. "Here's an American who was over there and innocently killed for no reason."

Akkad said her daughter loved living in Beirut.

"We all know the problems in the Middle East, and you never think it's going to touch you," she said.

Funeral services were scheduled for Friday in Tripoli.

"She was the light of everybody's life," Patricia Akkad said. "She put everybody else first."
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