Jordan unveils new anti-terror measures

I just finished reading this article about the new anti-terror measures put in place in Jordan. This particular paragraph grabbed my attention:

The laws propose allowing any suspect to be held for questioning indefinitely and imposing penalties on "those who would expose the lives and properties of citizens to danger inside and outside the country," the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity as he was unauthorized to speak to the media.

Anyone condoning or justifying terror actions or supporting them financially will face penalties under the proposed laws, he added.

Source: [The Guardian]

Does this last paragraph refer to terror actions in Jordan or will it extend to include terrorism outside the borders of the kingdom? Also, I wonder how Jordanian authorities will be able to implement this law when according to the lastest poll findings confidence in bin Laden has risen to 60 percent from 55 percent and support in Jordan for suicide bombings increased to 57 percent from 43 in 2002.

Meanwhile, Jordan’s Islamists are warning against a possible clampdown.

1 thought on “Jordan unveils new anti-terror measures”

  1. Condone or justify? Seems to me that this gives far too much room for abuse. What is condoning or justifying? Who decides? Does this extend to all terrorism, to include American and Israel terror? How about the Shining Path?
    Something needs to be done….but I am not sure this is it.

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