Islamists Hold Mass Protest: ‘Obama Not Welcome in Jordan’
Hundreds of Islamists gathered in Amman on Friday night to denounce Barack Obama and chant against the US.
Ammon News reported:
A Jordanian Islamist leader on Friday said that U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to Jordan is not “respected or accepted” by Jordanians.
During a demonstration in Amman Friday evening organized by the Jordanian Islamist movement ahead of Obama’s arrival to Jordan, Head of the Shura Council of the Islamic Action Front, the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, Ali Abu Sukkar questioned Obama’s right to ask Palestinians to recognize the Jewish state.
“What gives Obama the right to ask Palestinians and Arabs to recognize the Jewish state on the land of Palestine?”, Abu Sukkar said, adding that “Palestine belongs to Palestinians and the Arab Ummah.”
“Obama comprehends that most Jordanians despise the American administration’s policies, and rejects U.S. policies biased towards the Zionist entity,” he added in statements to Ammon News during the demonstration.
The protest, held on the anniversary of the 1968 Battle of Karamah, carried the banner “Let us do something towards Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa” and witnessed chants against US policies in the region.
Yesterday, protesters in Amman torched a US flag during an anti-US protest.
Today Barack Obama is more unpopular than George W. Bush in the Arab world.