Al-Zarqawi Threatens to Kill Jordan's King

November 19th, 2005  

Topic: Al-Zarqawi Threatens to Kill Jordan's King

Al-Zarqawi Threatens to Kill Jordan's King

AP ^ | 11/18/2005

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) - An audiotape purportedly from the head of al-Qaida in Iraq Friday threatened to kill Jordan's King Abdullah II and bomb more hotels and tourist sites.

The speaker on the tape, identified as Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, also said the group's suicide bombers did not intend to bomb a Jordanian wedding party at an Amman hotel last week, killing about 30 people.

Al-Zarqawi said the bomber who detonated his explosives in the Radisson SAS hotel on Nov. 9 was targeting a hall where he claimed Israeli and American intelligence officials were meeting.

That bomb caused part of the roof to fall in the wedding hall.

Al-Zarqawi accused the Jordanian government of hiding casualties among Israeli and American intelligence agents, and he insisted al-Qaida in Iraq was not targeting fellow Muslims.

"We want to assure you that ... you are more beloved to us than ourselves," al-Zarqawi said, addressing Jordanians.
November 20th, 2005  
November 20th, 2005  
Whispering Death
Oh, yeah, I'm sure. Zarqawi just went after a helpless wedding party instead of the king because he's such a nice guy... how he's REALLY going to let lose and get the king!


Little prick can't even hurt soldiers, has to go after civilains having a party.
November 20th, 2005  
think he's just intimidating...
November 20th, 2005  
I don't think he has the guts to go after the king of jordan