The official site of the Muslim Brotherhood, ikhwanonline.com , has provided in an article today, May 16, 2006, information regarding three men, Ayman Nagi Daraghmeh, Ahmed Muhammad Khalil Abu Rabie, and Ahmed Nimr Mustafa Abu Thiyab, who are accused by Jordanian officials of being part of a Hamas cabal to possibly execute an attack against Jordanian intelligence officers and foreign tourists. The message has also been distributed amongst several jihadist forums. Rather than members of Hamas, the article challengers that based on testimonies received from Ã¢??very close individualsÃ¢?Â to the three, the men are affiliated with the Palestinian Fatah organization, and the accusation is part of a conspiracy against the Hamas government.
Each of the men, Daraghmeh, Rabie and Thiyab, are described negatively for the Ã¢??bad companyÃ¢?Â with whom they associate, lack of religious practice, and vice. Further, the man who Ayman Nagi Daraghmeh cited as their trainer for Hamas, Tawfiq al-AÃ¢??aboushi, is explained to be a Ã¢??gangsterÃ¢?Â and of Ã¢??bad manners,Ã¢?Â never entered a mosque to pray, and liked and is close to Fatah. [source]
I especially like the part where members of Fatah can easily be identified as people who don’t pray and are basically un-Islamic. The evidence is overwhelming to say the least. What amazes me is the political blunder here. Most people were refusing to believe the government’s claims despite the evidence yet the Brotherhood sweeps in to worsen it which is a bad political move. They could’ve stayed silent and looked like winners with a clean slate, not having to do anything at all; instead they decided to get their hands dirty. They’ve also risked exposing just how connected they are with the Hamas leadership in Palestine. If Abbas had not come to Amman to see the evidence and then declare it to be “dangerous” and “startling” they probably would not have made this move, but who knows.