Communists, Islamists – Unite in Jordan

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

All over the Middle East, Europe, even the US, communist and Islamic groups are uniting against their common enemy – us.

From the Jordan Times:

Former prime minister Ahmad Obeidat on Saturday announced the launch of a pro-reform political coalition that includes opposition parties and unionists to call for the “rule of law” in Jordan.

Constitutional amendments, government accountability, combating corruption, new economic policies, redefining the role of security agencies, judicial reforms, press freedoms and revisiting the education system are the main cornerstones of the newly established National Front for Reform (NFR), according to a statement released by the coalition…

The coalition includes the Islamic Action Front (IAF), the Jordanian Communist Party, the Jordanian Democratic Popular Unity Party (Wihda), the country’s two Baathist groups, the Jordanian People’s Democratic Party (Hashed), the Nation Party, the Social Left Movement and the Jordanian Women’s Union.

Other members include a handful of professional associations and trade unions, in addition to independent figures, Obeidat said…

The NFR is, predictably, strongly anti-Israel.

The NFR statement concluded by reiterating the right of return for all Palestinian refugees and their grandchildren living in Jordan to their homes in historical Palestine.

“The existing and the coming Zionist threat is the main challenge targeting Jordan, as it has targeted Palestine,” said the statement.

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