Jordanian Views on Terrorism
Consider the results of a CSS study regarding how Jordanians now think about terrorism, and you will see a marked shift since the attacks on the Jordanian hotels recently. But to see that as the sole mover is to fail to recognize the admirable and courageous leadership of Jordan's King Abdullah.
I have never been fond of kings and monarchies, but King Abdullah is a courageous man. Not only has an unelected king begun the process and conversation of democratic reform within his own country, but he has boldly taken on terrorism in his country and throughout the region...largely alone. This cannot be done in the absence of an uncommon measure of courage and moral conviction.