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MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2009, 05:24 PM

My name. Your space.

Well, it’s been a long time coming, but we’re up and running now.I hope you enjoy the new look and feel of

It might have my name on it, but this is your space too. It’s a place where you can contact me directly…give me feedback… post photos… blog back…debate ideas…be part of a global campaign…suggest things for me to do and see…learn more about education…exchange information…and take action on issues we both care about it.

C’mon! What have you got to say for yourselves?

Have a look at My 5 for some inspiration…

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tamz 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010

mashallah your so you :)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Your Majesty have a long life and empower all Muslims in health , protection and specially education

Najah Shuqair
Monday, July 26, 2010

Your Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah:

Your Royal Highness;
Thank you so much for letting me write on this site.
My name is Najah Shuqair. I am a Jordanian/Canadian writer. I am a member on your site. I am in Jordan now. I came here to be with my mother.
I brought two copies of my first published book "Enter My Heart, Poems for the Soul" and other Anthology's books. I would like to give one copy from my book and the Anthology's books to you as a gift to be added to your library. The other book, I will give it to the most used library in Amman. I gave 50% from the sale of this book to the cancer societies in Canada. I am working on my second book for children. I am going to give all the money to Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto.
My aim in my life is to encourage women to write and look at life in a positive way. I believe that everything happens for a reason.
I did volunteer work at schools and I still do volunteer work at our local hospital, I love to help others. I am an Embassdor to my country, Jordan.
Would you please kindly let me know how to mail these books or bring them personally.
I will be here for a week or so and I will go back to be with my kids and husband before Ramadan.

Thank you again.

Best regards,

Najah Shuqair

Friday, July 23, 2010

Your Highness, my name is Malika Omar and I am a performing and recording pianist from South Africa, currently based in Dubai. My debut album, Monsoon Dew, has been released throughout the GCC and South Africa and currently available for mobile download in the Middle East and North Africa via BeeCell; a Jordan-based company. I would appreciate the opportunity to email a press-kit and express my desire to offer my performing expertise to support any event highlighting children's education or the arts. As Your Highness's endevours have given young Muslims like myself immense pride, I would be honoured to lend my talent to show my support for your admirable efforts. My email address is Warmest Regards; Malika

DW Duke
Monday, July 19, 2010

Dear Jeff,
I encourage you to visit this site often. I believe you will be surprised. Jordan is not a dictatorship. It is a constitutional monarchy and in many respects is more democratic than any nation in the Middle East including Israel. Also, the Queen's husband, King Abdullah is not a dictator. Although he has a life appointment with the title of king, in many respects his role is more similar to our president. Here is a little bit about King Abdullah you probably did not know.

The King and Queen are also substantial donors to SWC. Now seriously, do these sound like the kind of people who would refuse to allow her book to be translated into Hebrew? They are good people and are obviously the victims of a smear campaign on this issue.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Dear Jeff Tornick,

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us.

Allow me to draw your attention to the following article on Haartz:

Jordan Queen Rania never got offer to publish Hebrew translation of her book, say official sources


Monday, July 19, 2010

Dear "Your Highness,"

I am a Jewish American college student studying finance at the University of Pennsylvania, and one of my goals in life is to one day make enough money to become a top donor to AIPAC in order to counter all those (many of whom are in your region) who still refuse to accept the existence of a tiny Jewish state where Jews can finally live and defend themselves after 2000 years of violent persecution and genocide. You may disagree with me on this because your parents are Palestinian but hey, no worries, I get it... Honestly if I were a Palestinian I would probably hate Israel's guts too. As I see it, the reason this conflict is so nasty is because both sides have pretty solid reasons to be upset with each other. What troubles me is an article that I just read on Haaretz, though, about how you've apparently written a childrens' book encouraging "peaceful coexistence and multiculturalism," and then refused to let it be published in Hebrew for Israeli children to be able to read.

I initially registered on this site in order to be able to post a message calling you out for what appears to be total and utter hypocrisy (assuming that it probably wouldn't be published, but hey, it would probably have made me feel good to have at least tried). After I registered, though, I actually did some reading about you, watched some interviews, and believe it or not actually started to admire you to some degree. I went from thinking "oh well, she's a Palestinian, of course she’s going to irrationally hate Israel's guts to the extent that she's willing to so transparently come off as a hypocrite if it means an opportunity to insult Israel," to thinking "wow, this woman actually seems to have a brain and even seems to legitimately mean well... what's going on with this??"

That being said, I no longer intend to leave a post calling you out for being a blatant hypocrite and then just calling it a day... I do legitimately want to know why, when writing a book about multiculturalism and tolerance, you apparently refused to have it published in the language that would allow children to read it in the country that in my view totally epitomizes the main conflict in your region where an acceptance of multiculturalism and tolerance from both sides is needed in order for peace to be achieved.

Note: to the Queen's aides who are the ones who actually read and maintain this site considering that the Queen probably doesn't: I can't say that I really expect anyone to respond to this. It would indeed be very cool, though, if the Queen DID respond. Just consider it a nice gesture, displaying that she actually does truly care to take time to “increase understanding between peoples to further the cause of peace," as opposed to the unfortunately pretty widespread suspicion that she’s effectively just masquerading as a "philanthropist and peace activist" to assuage the international resentment over the fact that her husband is a dictator. (No offense, but I’m just telling it like it is…)

Jeff from the US

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Dear Queen Rania

Stay cool and keep up the good work. Do come to Asia sometimes..especially Singapore and Malaysia. I guarantee you one thing, you will love the shopping here.



Friday, July 16, 2010

Your Majesty Queen Rania,

I do hope that it is really you that reads and replies in your blog. I thank you for allowing me to join. I also added you in Facebook and await your approval.

I see that you try to do things to better the lives of your people. I have something that may help in attaining a better means of earning a living for them. I do Internet Marketing. What if they had a way to pay only US$10 a month and make $$$Thousands? Would not this help?

I hope you will take a look at this 10 year old online business that has been making ordinary people, worldwide, a living every month without fail.

Here is site:

You will see an initial video and then you need to add your particulars to see the real video that explains it all. Of course after you join I will be the leader above you but I can guide you along the way to expand this. With your presence it can make others follow and all can be earning a great deal after that.

I thank you and I await word from you, your Highness.


Jeffery Van Buerle

Najah Shuqair
Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Your Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah:

In Canada, the government gives Education and Health the most important care needed for Canadians.
I have been into Elementary Schools and High Schools due to my volunteer job at the Parent-Teacher school councils.
There are rights for teachers and rights for students and what makes this system works is the communication between the school, (teachers), students and parents.
The parent can phone the school any time and go and talk freely with the teacher, or the Vice Principle, or the Principle. When there is a problem between the student and the teacher, the parent communicates with the teacher and the principle.
There are two meetings with the teachers-parents during each school year. One meeting is in the first semester and the second is in the second semester. It is set in the evening when the parents are able to come and meet the teachers. This meeting set after two months of the school started, (the first or the second semester), it comes after the Progress Reports. This way, when the parent comes, the teacher discusses with the parent how the student will improve his/her mark and finds solutions. At high school level, if the student finds the subject is hard to continue, the councilors of the school job is to meet with these students and suggest doing the same subject but Applied instead of Academic. There are two kinds of subjects, one is Academic and the second is Applied. The Academic is hard and the Applied is easy. So, when they lower the same subject, this means they change it from Academic to Applied. For instance, if the student takes Academic Math and he/she doesn’t do well in his/her marks, the councilor interferes and brings the student and discusses the matter of changing the level of the subject from Academic to Applied. Councilors go over the whole school students' marks in the computers and watch for those who their marks less than 60%. They call the student to discuss the change. Sometimes, the student himself/herself after few days go and ask to change the level before the time goes any further, usually within the first week up to two weeks.

In each school, they have a resource room; this room is for students who need extra help with their homework. These kids who have difficulties in understanding the subject or they have ADD or other illnesses.

Teachers’ salary is the most important thing for the teachers. If we expect a good job from the teacher, the first thing is improving his/her salary. Teacher works so hard with the students and their families. When they have enough money to live on, they give more caring for the students. I grew up in Jordan and I know how things were in schools. Each teacher works so hard.

There should be rules in schools for students. It comes in the school year calendar. If it's hard to make calendars then at least make flyers each school year. The student has to follow certain rules in school and to know that he/she has also rights. The relationship between the student and the teacher, it has to be built on respect not on fear. Everything has its own limits.

I have lots of suggestions. If you need to know more in details about this subject, please don't hesitate to email me. I will be more than happy to give a hand in any way that I can.

With affection,

Najah Shuqair

Poet/ Writer

Sarnia, Ontario