Former council member returns from Jordan and immediately gets back into public service

<span>Former Logan City Councilmember Tom Jensen left that post to spend a year in Jordan teaching at a Catholic University. Although he is glad to be back where there is clean water, recycling and many conveniences, Jensen told the council </span><span><span>Tuesday </span></span><span>that he and his wife were safe, they never heard an unkind word and they found the Jordanian people to be the kindest and most generous in the world.</span>

<span>He said if all the people in the world were like those in Jordan there would never be a war.</span>

<span>”Somehow the people of Jordan, 92% Muslim, have found a way to tolerate,” said Jensen. “In fact, their biggest quality and their biggest failure is tolerance. They tolerate everything. </span>

<span>”Thousands of people are crossing the border daily to get to Jordan. Half of the nation is Palestinian. A third of the nation (is) refugees.”</span>

<span>Jensen didn’t wait long to get back into community involvement. The council approved his appointment as a member of the city’s planning commission. Jensen is an architect by trade.</span>

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