Muslim Clerics Demand Jordan Shut Night Clubs
February 16, 2011
February 16 2011- Militant Islam Monitor-Jordan which is considered a "moderate" Arab state and an "ally" of the U.S. and Israel is experiencing a vocal resurgence of Islamism and Islamists.
A group of 106 Jordanian clerics and others have issued a statement saying that Jordan must close all night clubs and combat prostitution. According to AFP:
"We demand the government close all nightclubs, which work under the pretext of promoting tourism," 109 clerics, among them a former cabinet minister, MPs, Islamist leaders, university professors and mosque preachers, said in the joint statement." http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5i3FTNPcLFCtn8MCLT1rd-jPkymdg?docId=CNG.77dc2bd0bf36320d863b46ce32c62d8f.501
The statement also mentioned two clubs which are situated in Mecca and Medina streets calling their presence there "insulting to Islam and Muslims" and demanded a halt to prostitution and a closing of brothels and that the government implement laws "that fight all anti-Islamic and unethical acts which destroy our society,"
Recently the Jordanian Justice Minister Hussein Mjali called for the release of a terrorist who shot and killed 7 Israeli school girls in 1997 and referred to the killer as a "hero".Mjali was his defense lawyer. He also labelled Israel a "terrorist state that will be destroyed". http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/jordan-justice-minister-israel-is-a-terrorist-state-1.343783
Mjali became Justice Minister after the government was changed as a preemptive step to prevent the kind of upheaval taking place in Egypt and the rest of the Middle East.
Also see: Arabs Defend Jordanian Murderer, Jewish Groups Protest