It is now being reported that the three bombs that went off earlier today in Jordanian hotels were detonated by suicide bombers. The confirmed death toll is at least 67. (See Power Line News.) The photo below was taken at a wedding reception at the Radisson SAS hotel in Amman, just moments before one of the mass murderers set off his bomb.
The fathers of both bride and groom, at the far left and right, were murdered. The bride and groom were both wounded, but, thankfully, survived. The groom, Ashraf Mohamed al-Akhras, said from his hospital bed:
I lost my father and my father-in-law and I saw many other dead. This is a horrible crime. The world has to know this has nothing to do with Islam.
I understand his sentiment, but the fact is that this mass murder, like all the others committed by al Qaeda and like-minded groups, has everything to do with Islam. It is up to sane Muslims everywhere to reclaim their religion from the sadists and fanatics.