Archive: 4/16/2013
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  4/16/2013, Iyar 6, 5773

Jordanian Cleric: Happy to See Horror in America


A radical Salafi cleric in Jordan welcomed, Monday evening, the explosions in Boston on Monday that resulted in the deaths of three people and the wounding of more than 100 others, saying he was "happy to see the horror in America". Mohammad Al-Halabi added, "The blood of Americans is not more precious than the blood of Muslims."

Al-Halabi was convicted of planning attacks against delegations to Jordan from the United States and other Western countries in 2003. He also said, "May the Americans feel the pain we went through at the hands of their occupation forces in Iraq and Afghanistan."