Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Islamists continue their takeover of the Middle East.

Islamists continue their takeover of the Middle East.


Jordan's Islamists 'preparing to govern'

(MENAFN - Jordan Times) The Islamist movement has launched preparations to take part in a future government, as the Islamic Action Front (IAF) considers sweeping internal reforms to strengthen the party ahead of potential elections.

In an ordinary IAF Shura Council session late Saturday, Islamist leaders discussed potential measures should the party, the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan, come to power in a government based on a parliamentary majority.

During the meeting, party leaders focused on the steps to make the potential transition from an "opposition movement" to a governing party, a transformation that IAF Secretary General Hamzah Mansour warned will be "difficult" for the movement.


Al-Qaida raises flag over Yemen town, pledges allegiance to terrorist leader

By msnbc.com news services

SANAA, Yemen -- Islamist militants have seized full control of a town southeast of Yemen's capital, raising their flag over the citadel, overrunning army positions, storming the local prison and pledging allegiance to al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri, residents said Monday.

The capture of Radda in Bayda province, some 100 miles south of capital Sanaa, underscores the growing strength of al-Qaida in Yemen as it continues to take advantage of the weakness of a central government struggling to contain nearly a year of massive political unrest.

Country by country, radical Islamists are taking power by overt political action and/or by force. It looks like Yemen and Jordan will soon become the newest members of the new Islamist dominatred Middle East. The Arab winter is fast turning into the Arab blizzard.