Mourning Jordan; Islamic states take on FGM, child brides, and honor killings
Inna Ilahi wa Inna Alaihi Rajiun -- to Him do we belong and to Him do we return. The traditional Muslim condolence for those who have lost a loved one. While it is hardly surprising that terrorists would attack in Jordan, it is definately a sad day for the prospects of a peaceful world. Jordan has of late been one of the more moderate and humane voices coming out of the Middle East. No wonder someone wants to disrupt their society and their position in the world.
On a more positive note, representatives of 50 Islamic states gathered in Rabat, Morocco, for a two day conference and came out with a statement against FGM (female circumcision) reiterating that it is completely against Islamic teachings. They also took a strong stands against the pratice of marrying off daughters at a very young age and honor killings, encouraging Muslim countries to enact laws and social programs to combat these various problems.
A full report can be found here: http://www.afrol.com/articles/17176