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Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah is a mother, a wife, a boss, an advocate, and a humanitarian.

She once said, “I just wake up and feel like a regular person. At the end of the day you are living your life for the people that you represent. It’s an honour and a privilege to have that chance to make a difference – a qualitative difference in people’s lives – and it’s my responsibility to make the most out of that opportunity.”

For that reason, Queen Rania spends much of her time listening to and talking with the people of Jordan, to learn from them the best way to improve their livelihoods and Jordan’s prospects.

Queen Rania spearheads efforts in Jordan to adopt a holistic approach to national education, encouraging agencies and organizations to work on classroom quality, teaching standards, computer access, family involvement, community investment, and health awareness. Through initiatives, like Madrasati and the Teachers Academy, Queen Rania is helping Jordan’s children get the best start in life by repairing and revamping local schools, while inspiring teachers to be their best.  She believes that the power of partnerships between the public, private, and non-profit sectors is a source of great potential for change in Jordan’s education system.

The Jordan River Foundation (JRF) is Queen Rania’s NGO that gives a helping hand to the disadvantaged in Jordan.  For over ten years it has provided families with skills and knowledge to work themselves out of poverty. Today, it partners with the private sector and entire communities to bring resources, energy, and change to the lives of vulnerable citizens, empowering and inspiring them to believe they can make a difference for themselves and their loved ones.  JRF is also recognized as a leader in the region for its achievements in protecting children.  From rescuing abused children to healing whole families, JRF is now a centre of excellence, sharing its knowledge and know-how with others in and outside of the country.

Abroad, Queen Rania works for greater global action on access to quality education, and in her capacity as Eminent Advocate for UNICEF and Honorary Chairperson for UNGEI, she campaigns on behalf of children in need. She also participates in international gatherings, such as the Clinton Global Initiative and the World Economic Forum, of which she is a Board Member. As an Arab, Muslim woman, Queen Rania is committed to reconciling people of different faiths and cultures by encouraging cross-cultural dialogue, particularly amongst young people.

Her Majesty is author of the New York Times Best Seller, ‘The Sandwich Swap’, a children’s story about two young girls, Lily and Salma, who learn the value of diversity by exchanging food at school. Queen Rania is also the author of two other stories, ‘The King’s Gift’ and ‘Eternal Beauty’.

A keen runner, and seeker of good jogging tunes, Queen Rania enjoys spending time with her family and friends in Aqaba, where she can relax and get into a great book. She also makes a mean chocolate chip cookie.

Her Majesty is married to King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein of Jordan, they have 4 children: Prince Hussein, Princess Iman, Princess Salma, and Prince Hashem.

 

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manalur
Thursday, June 27, 2013

Respected Queen Rania,

Your services to society is great and needs no mention. I m s. suresh from chennai india.

mihranian
Saturday, February 11, 2012

Jordan under the ruling Hashemite Dynasty is one of the most influential country in the region. King Abdullah II and Queen Rania are doing there best to improve the living conditions for All Jordanians. As an Armenian, I can say that Armenians live and work in Jordan without fear or discrimination. Thanks to the Royal Family.
Dr.Hermon Mihranian

26640000065
Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Hello dear Queen Rania! I very much admire your spirit and enthusiasm as well as your achievements. I would like to thank you for your impressive work in Jordan and wish you more success. I do hope that one day I would be so lucky to have the chance to meet you and thank you in person. Hanadi Dweik

Tory
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Hello Dear Queen Rania !!!!!!!!!!!!! I am very pleased that I am able to write to you. You are an amazing person. successful woman and mother. Lady, a humanist. You are doing a lot for our world, our world is certainly not simple, it is much grief and problems. BUT I think that you are human by his example of humanism and compassion can teach people to strive to do noble deeds, as unselfishly as you. Together, we really make the world better !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

inmuncam
Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Your Majesty,we are the students participating in Indian Model United Nations and we are the delegates of Jordan,we are happy to learn about the country and are working towards various sectors such as 1)Economy & Finance 2) Security council 3)social,humanitarian,& cultural ,although we are done with our research we would like to have your feedback about the sectors that need improvement in the country.we will honoured to have your help.
Thanking you,
waiting for your feedback,
contact us on :inmuncam@gmail.com
yours faithfully;
The delegates of Jordan

wj.spirit
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

good day maam,
my sister is 25. she had an accident when she was 3 and lost vision in one eye and has half vision in the other. she studied and determined not to be a burden and to exceed in the society. no one is giving her the opportunity to excel. is there a place for people like her in the jordanian working sector? if she can cross the busy streets on her own i am sure she can handle a job.
please assist her not to lose her self confidence and self esteem.
if any assistance is to be provided, please email me.
thankyou

WalidKalaji
Sunday, September 4, 2011

Your Majesty,
At a time when women are succeeding in gaining some measure of recognition in our country, yet we are constantly experiencing some bigoted attempts to put women down.
Last week, a government appointed adhoc committee decided to suspend The Star English Weekly newspaper, whose chief editor is a woman. The Star has always been a keen follower of the Madrasati Initiative, Al-Amal Fund, Jordan River Foundation and all other charitable programs that aim to improve and develop the Jordanian society.
Your majesty, kindly follow the link below for details...

http://www.star.com.jo/main/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id...

omar frank
Thursday, September 1, 2011

Good day Her Majesty
I will not talk too much, but i want just to tell you that God has bless you and it is possible for you to continuous helping a lot of people around the world .
Would you please help us to have drilling water in our Village
This is our Bank account at Ecobank:

Bank code: 10029
Counter code: 00060 01014909638
Key: 95
Swift code: ECOCCMCX

Be blessed more
Circle of young for development and fighting for social inequalities (CJCPLF)

mohammad.alewah
Tuesday, August 23, 2011

majesty queen rania i always see your work for our education and how you are going to make it one of the good education and i hop all of Jordanian are going to have good education and thank you for your effort

N.Hamid
Thursday, August 11, 2011

Mashalah , Her smile alone is able to brighten up my day, other than her look , that look ,that is full of love & care , it makes me gain hope that tomorrow would be a better day . May Allah bless her !

telefilms
Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Memorable Moment

telefilms
Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Wish You All The Best!

LucasM4Change
Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Dear Rania,
I admire your strength in your people, as well as all the children in the world who aren't as fortunate when it comes to education. I can already fore see that you will make great change to the world's children. You've really inspired me. Good luck with everything, your majesty, and may god bless you and your people.
-Lucas Morris
Lee's Summit, Missouri USA

itsshaheed
Thursday, July 21, 2011

mam ur website is petty difficult to browse... plz mak it simper>>>>>>>>> n mam kind xtende ur gracious toch to ma suffer country india

murifu
Monday, July 11, 2011

1:1 :"In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful."
> FIRST HUMAN BEING :
7:189-190,"It is He ...............etc
39:6,"He created you . ........etc
6:98,"It is He Who .... .........etc
> FORMER OF US IS ONE PEOPLE
10:19,"Mankind was ................etc
21:92,"Verily, ......etc
23:52,"And verily ........etc
> IF ALLAH WILLED HUMAN BEING MADE ONE PEOPLE, BUT?
16:93,"If Allah so willed,...etc
5:48,"To thee We sent,...etc
42:8,"If Allah had so willed, ........etc
11:118,"If thy Lord had so willed,........etc
>WE REQUIRING EACH OTHER
43:32-33,"Is it they who .........etc
Opinion : WE REQUIRING EACH OTHER TO COALESCE AGAIN"

arun
Sunday, June 26, 2011

This is just unbelievable and appreciable and wish I were there near Her majestry to apprise that I am world's 2nd superstar blood donor from India and will do 199th donation om 29th instant only.Wanted to spread blood mission and cause in Jordan to save lives and humanity....!!

aalbaijat
Monday, June 20, 2011

HRM,

Please see the below link....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YD4s8twb2lI

Ruben Dario Santana Deschamps
Friday, June 17, 2011

May God bless you richly...you are such an inspiration.

praveen
Sunday, May 29, 2011

god bless you

praveen
Sunday, May 29, 2011

Her Royal Magesty, during exports of wooden furniture from india, On the same time we are ungoing community project work for sustainable forestry and undergoing large scale plantation.
This is just for your kind information that first time Seesham wood has been under this programme under joint efforts of TFT (the forest trust) UK
regards
Praveen.

Aio
Thursday, May 26, 2011

The best profit for humans is not just in money, but inside us, cause money has no soul and humans have to guide their souls to use money as a tool for global profit. The education we can share is the most important treassure we can ever have. It opens new paths to tomorrow, and the footprints in these paths will become in the wise tomorrow to come the higest valuable jewels in Human History.
Thanks for doing nice and build jewels for future treassures to share.

IwishIwasinJordan
Friday, May 20, 2011

Dear Queen Rania,
Hi I am Madi. I lived in Iowa, US. I am thee biggest fan of both you and jordan at my school. I even started the Queen Rania fan club! I am truly touched by your work, and so are my friends. When I get older I want to be a Missionary and come to Jordan to help. My neighbors that were like a second family to me were from Jordan and I have learned to love Jordan very much! Sadly they had to move and I miss them very much. I hope to someday meet you in person. All I wanted for my birthday was to say Hi to you and this is the clostest I can get. Until than God Bless you!

webmaster
Friday, May 20, 2011

Hi Madi,
Thank you for your message to Her Majesty and your love to Jordan. Is there an online existence for your club that Her Majesty can check out?

Juna
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Your Majesty, your work truly inspires me and gives me hope that I too, can make a difference in the world.

Thank you!

mashal.huma@yahoo.com
Tuesday, May 17, 2011

salam queen rania i m one of biggest fan of u n love the most n wanna talk u plz tell me how i can do ths.......u r my inspiration i also wanna achieve big big tasks,,,,,u r a queen n u r surving ur nation very nicely mashALLAH plllzzzzzzzzzzzzz give some suggestion to our pakistani government to take keen interest in the nation's problms and work honesty n surve honesty our great nation pakistan.we people are facing extremly problmz nowadays.one of the biggest problm is the electricity prblm which we r bearing upto 12,12 hourz or more than it in a day n sooooo hot season is now in our country pakistan.every field is badly affected from the short faul of electricity,especially the students who have examz nowadays they r in trouble our government is doing nothing 4 us nothing we are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo tense and worried.plz help us plzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

11517949
Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Hello dear Queen Rania!
I'm your fan here in Brazil, South America
Continue your good work spreading their faith through deeds of love.
Her beauty is remarkable, but her beauty of soul is unmatched
Carlos Orlandi
www.carlosorlandijr.blogspot.com

echamberconsultant
Sunday, May 8, 2011

Hello from California. I've never written to a King and a Queen before. Hello to King Abdullah II and Queen Rania. Following your tweets on Twitter.

Ramkshrestha
Thursday, April 21, 2011

Dear Queen Rania,

I always respect you due to your work and talent

Have a magnificent day.

With best regards,

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amal baniyounes
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Our dearest Queen Rania,

We, King Abdullah II School for Excellence - Irbid, have transformed your story "The Sandwich Swap" into a play which has been performed by students of our school under the supervision of their teacher Mrs. Amal Baniyounes. We hereby present the play to you with all our love. May God bless you and your family.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYEWBx1c_Rg

goluhaque
Thursday, April 14, 2011

Dear webmaster,
I am sorry too, that I feel this way, that I was disappointed, but that's the reality, isn't it? I understand, being a Queen, it would be very difficult to answer so many questions, but a few answers in 2-3 months or so wouldn't hurt too much, now, would it?

And could you please elaborate "Please be assured that every comment on this website is read and dealt with the way we find appropriate." ?

webmaster
Thursday, April 14, 2011

Dear Afzalul Haque,
What I mean to say that we answer what needs to be answered. We do read every comment. And we do process requests coming through the website.

This website is also a free space to say your opinion and have discussions with other people who have similar interests in Her Majesty's work.

kailash2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

heloo majesty...am frm india...in india...hw can u help for education......

goluhaque
Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Guys, Guys(referring to OneWorld 20390 & LoyalJordanian), I too was an active user of this site for a week or two, hoping that my comments wouldn't fall on deaf ears. Undoubtedly, that wasn't the case. We all are wasting our time here. This place is only for showcasing the activities of Queen Rania. The blog part is nothing but a misleading sign.

One World 20390
Tuesday, May 17, 2011

But still, my dear goluhaque, we do get to talk with a lot of people, isn't it?
eg loyalJordanian was a serious guy, was a pleasure to talk with him on different topics, not the tosh people normally discuss on facebook...that's why I like the site.

webmaster
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Dear Afzalul Haque,
I am sorry to hear that you feel this way.

Please be assured that every comment on this website is read and dealt with the way we find appropriate. You are all heard.

Feel free to participate in the groups discussions and suggest new groups to add to this website.

_lillifee_
Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Is there any way I could contact Her Majesty? I really need to talk to Her.

One World 20390
Sunday, March 20, 2011

What I'm saying is, you seem to be better off than many other states in the ME.
Now, if you were to rebel against your rulers chaos would result, and after so many years of a monarchy, at least I do not think any authority can effectively play the role of Government, not even a caretaker govt comprised of people from the masses and former members of govt with impressive records.
As a matter of fact, in Egypt, there is a heated debate about when the elections will take place, and some people are fearing that the revolution will fail in the long run. Already the poor people like daily wage earners are suffering even more than they were under Mr Mobarak, for now they rarely have ANY work
Another fear in Jordan, I think even more so than Egypt is that in sudden absence of the monarchy, extremists will try to take control of the state, or at least try to establish cells there.
I feel movements in Jordan must take the form of peaceful and democratic movements, and led by a responsible figure, not like the one in Egypt, since that seems to have run into lots of trouble.

LoyalJordanian
Friday, March 11, 2011

Dear One World 20390,

I am glad that you are seeing the real world; it seems that things are really bad in India and I had the pleasure to have friends from India who told me unbelievable stories about poverty and class separation there. But let me tell you something: we have a lot in common dear.

OK, I agree with you that Corruption exists, everywhere, so should the people just accept it as part of their daily life and do NOTHING about it????? Dream of a better world and draw a pink picture and go to sleep?

No dear NO NO NO and 10,000,000 NO.

I want a corruption-free country, free from all corrupted people and ALL their supporters UP and DOWN.

I want a corruption-free country for my kids to love, to serve and to die for. That how my parents raised me to be, a FREE spirit, does positive change and believes that I always can.

There is a saying by Prophet Mohammad PBUH which goes:
"When any one of you sees anything that is disapproved (of by Allah), let him change it with his hand. If he is not able to do so, then let him change it with his tongue. And if he is not able to do so, then let him change it with his heart, though that is the weakest (kind of) faith."

And NOW is the time for change.

One World 20390
Friday, March 11, 2011

Well, you didn't read my reply, but whatever...
From your last one (Continue..) it seemed that even you have a respect and loyalty towards your monarchy - the king and the queen.
Here in India, the president is a superstitious moron, a puppet in the hands of the Party President of the ruling political party.
The Prime Minister is no better - even though he is an Oxford/Cambridge qualified person.
At least you have the prospect of having the Monarchy to listen to your needs and take action, but here, whatever action is taken, and that too very sparingly, is cosmetic. For example, recently, reeling under two scams running to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars, the PM "reshuffled" his cabinet, and touted it to be a "clean-up" act. No-one was suspended, let alone arrested or interrogated.
You might be bad, but there are others far worse than you.
That's all I want to say.

LoyalJordanian
Thursday, March 10, 2011

Continue…..

All the political parties and the people of Jordan and the king all are requiring an Urgent National Dialogue, BUT unless the recommendations and decisions of dialogue is sincere and have a “Consecrated Time Table” for application, with CLEAR goals that includes the Constitutional Changes to end the Autocracy we suffer from and the Election law, it will be just like anesthesia for the whole country, to calm the people down, as it was in the cases all the previous dialogues that just consumed time and Never got implemented. Jordanians do not have Alzheimer!!

In the situation we are living in postponing problems and buying time is not wise because it will produce a Disastrous Uncontrollable Explosion very soon.

I do not know why the king and the queen appoint the wrong people as their staff and consultants?? is this what they really want?? Just to have slaves around them saying: YES SIR everything is perfect!!! Is it that only this kind of people can really survive there?? I really cannot understand WHY we do not have REAL men and Women who really care for their country and it future as our officials in Jordan, and if we have one he will be so tied up so he will never accomplish. Why we only end up with corrupted people whose goal is to use their power to collect money or do private business and share revenues with whosever supporting them to stay there?

One World 20390
Thursday, March 10, 2011

Hey there LJ,
Might be the situation in Jordan isn't as good as the West makes it out to be, might be the ruling powers have managed to completely hide the ugly underbelly, the side streets full of squalor and poverty from the world, but let me give you another point of view.
I am from India. What picture of India does the world have?
A Rising Super Power.
An effective check against Chinese designs in Eastern Asia.
A vibrant economy, with some of the highest growth figures in the world.
A "Modern" country that has embraced every aspect of the 21st century.
And many others (to tell the truth, I prefer to skip most of these things)
But you know what?
The Indian economy withstood the economic recession...but you do not know how many people lost their jobs, how many had to make do with half of their normal budget (daily house expenditure, I mean)
India is a rising superpower...yet almost daily scams and scandals are unearthed relating to the inferior quality hardware etc actively purchased and used in the Indian Army. The Indian bureaucracy is one of the most corrupt in the world.
India is one of the very few countries where timber trade and poaching flourishes inside every Wildlife Sanctuary and National Preserve there is in the country (hope you get the joke..no offence, many people don't!)
It was only a week before that a massive scam was exposed. An entire hill, once the pride of that region, had "disappeared" from the face of the Earth...only a pile of dust and rubble remained...and limestones and everything else from that very hill are still being sold at high rates openly in markets.
RTI (Right To Information) activists and honest Civil Service officers who dare to question the India Mafia are routinely shot, discredited, physically assaulted, harassed via senseless lawsuits filed against them by the Mafia.
Political Parties - Indian political parties have a heavy majority of criminals who blossom as political leaders, many of the Indian political leaders were burglars, murderers and other scoundrels before they stood in elections. Out of every 10 rupee (Indian Currency Unit) "allocated" to public causes by the Central Govt, only about 2.50 rupees reach the public domain. the rest is pocketed by the politicians. Hassan Khan, recently arrested as a tax defaulter in India is reportedly among the richest men in the world, and the entire investigative team (very big names) hasn't managed to put together a proper lawsuit against him in 3 weeks. It seems likely he will be released and will go scot free. There is widespread opinion that a wide spectrum of political leaders, of all parties have stepped in to derail the proceedings against him.
The Court is supposed to be a "bastion for the common man". A former Chief Justice of India has been accused of stealing and taking bribes, and evidence relevant has been shown. He hasn't even been summoned for questioning, and chooses to use that fact as proof of his "innocence". An apartment block, built in prime Govt land to shelter family members of Indian soldiers killed in action was instead rented out to politicians and some high-ranking generals.
Khap Panchayats - kangaroo courts established by rustic illiterate greedy community and tribe leaders that conduct sham "trials" against mostly young men and women who dare to go against their "mandate" hold sway over a large part of the country. Want to know how silly their "mandate" is? Tantamount to a Muslim saying that a woman who is educated has violated Islam and is condemned to death (the khaps almost always pronounce the death sentence). Now the sicko politicos are talking of introducing legislation that will give these kangaroo courts legal backing.
Why am I telling you all this?
Simply to show you that there are countries with far worse conditions than yours. I don't think any Jordanian religious leader or any political leader will resort to the level of the "khaps".
I could go on with the comparisons, but I feel it would be interesting to get your comments (comparisons) based on whatever I have said about what goes on in my country.
Looking forward to it.

LoyalJordanian
Thursday, March 10, 2011

Dear One World 20390,
Thank you for your interest in my beloved country Jordan, and please allow me to give some explanations related to Jordan from real life experience and readings:
Government:
The Hashemite are descents from the Prophet Mohammad PBUH, that is why they gain respect and were agreed upon to rule Jordan (Syria and Iraq as well but they were expelled from these two countries) the Great grandfather of the current king had this agreement with our grandfathers as equal men, free man to free men agreement. That is why the Hashemite are respected in the country. The Jordanian constitution was created and approved in 1952 in which Jordan is considered a Constitutional Monarchy, the king is the head of the country and there should be 3 SEPARATE governmental parts; Executive, Legislative, and Juridical branch. Unfortunately several unforgivable changes happened since that time and the result is a complete Autocracy.
The king have the ability to appoint the Prime minister and fire him any time with no reason, the king appointed the Judges, and have the ability to fire any elected senator from the Parliament or even cancel the whole parliament and announce emergency laws!!! The result is absolute power in the hand of the King and disaster on all other sides, why?? Simply because the king cannot be held accountable for any failure in the government BUT he has the authority to assign whoever he wishes and fire whoever he wishes with absolute power.
People are protesting demanding REAL reforms, they demanding constitutional changes to protect the people and grant them integrity, only then we can together take Jordan to a bright future instead of pulling it back to the18th century. Unfortunately the media is on purpose covering up and trying to keep low profile as much as possible, for example last Friday ONLY one Jordanian news site mentioned that more than Ten Thousand protesters gathered downtown Amman, the remaining news sites mentioned it as some gatherings and the official media does not even cover these things. Actually protests are everywhere from Universities to Media to Hospitals BUT it is intentionally not covered properly.
Financials:
- According to the CIA Fact book Jordan revenues in 2010 was: $6.269 billion, expenditures: $8.701 billion. So there is a deficit of $2.432 million in one year???
- The national dept for Jordan has raised to $15 billion from $8 since 2004 (King Abdullah started as a king in 1999)
- Jordan's economy is among the smallest in the Middle East, with insufficient supplies of water, oil, and other natural resources, underlying the government's heavy reliance on foreign assistance. US annual assistance alone to Jordan is $363 million and will be increased by an additional $100 million for 2011????
- Why the royal budget is a state secret? And can Jordan’s budget (Taxes from people + Foreign Aids with 2million deficit a year) afford the extravagant lifestyle of the royal family? And is this the best placement for that money IF the good wellbeing of the people is their goal!
- The queen travelled 14 times in 2010 alone!! 6 times to Europe and 5 Times to the USA and 3 times to Arab Gulf countries????? These are only the trips that were declared and documented with pictures of the Paparazzis, for giving a speech or meet with some kids in the US? Aren’t we in the Digital era? Cannot a person give a talk via satellite conference? Do you know how much each trip costs the Jordanians? Of course she will not travel alone, and I will leave it to you to imagine how much each trip costs. Not to mention that every other week you will read shy tiny news about a private visit for the King and the Queen? To Where? Why? Nobody knows.
- The regime and its people are similar victims of global forces beyond their control. The only difference (and it is but a subtle one) is that the King and Queen see no reduction in their lifestyle and royal budget-that has to be borne by the people.
- These behaviors are not the relative financial discipline demonstrated by Western constitutional monarchs like Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom for example.
Education and Jobs:
I am not asking that the government should find a job for every single citizen but rather provide justice. Unfortunately we have two main issues adding to the administrative corruption regarding inequality and Cronyism:
- Parachute landing elites: these are people who are inexperienced and completely separated from ordinary people BUT suddenly they will be appointed as ministers and consultants with unlimited support from?? Result: national DISATERS financially and administratively with private pockets filled with millions.
- Relatives of current and previous officials: this is like inheriting the positions with all its related honors?? Same names are repeated endlessly from grandfathers to the 3rd generation as if they are part of the monarch too!!! It just happens today actually, the son of a former prime minister was appointed as a Consultant in the royal court with all advantages and salary of a working minister? And the king is talking about reform?
The Jordanian royal family, as David Ignatius in The Washington Post article titled (A tough balancing act for Jordan) posted on Feb 24th 2011 has correctly pointed out, presents a convincing Western facade to outside observers. They are “… young, smart, attractive and speak perfect English…” And they campaign, superficially, for popular Western causes like women’s rights. However, but it seems they are not interested in the fundamental principles of Western democracy that are the bedrock of these countries’ political and social structure. Unfortunately royal favoritism toward select groups and nepotism has become the hallmarks. Nancy Bakir, former Minister of Public Sector Reform, stated on May 29, 2009, that more than “30 thousand governmental jobs were filled illegally.” The common people are mired in absolute poverty, while the favored elite grow more rich and powerful.
And regarding Human rights in Jordan unfortunately it has been degrading. And the media is restricted
I know that nothing comes easily, and rights need to be sought and fought for, that’s why Jordanians should work hard to change this situation to a better, brighter future for all, with REAL political and constitutional reforms that will allow the people to rule themselves, then everyone will be held accountable for his/her performance and have the king in his valued position like the case of Queen Elizabeth of Britain.
Aren’t we in the 21st century??

usman4rmpk
Sunday, March 6, 2011

DEARE QUEEN RANIA!
GOD BLESS YOU A LOTS OF HAPPY EVENTS AND HEALTH. I WANT TO JOIN YOUR TEAM.
REGARDS
M.USMAN
usman4rmpk@hotmail.com

One World 20390
Sunday, March 6, 2011

What I read about the 2011 protests in Jordan (protests, not uprising) is that people, whether it be the Muslim Brotherhood, or the ordinary citizens, do not want regime change, they want the govt to change. If they were so charged up against the regime, wouldn't they be campaigning fiercely against the monarchy?

People under a tyrant like Gaddafi can, almost in one night, rise against him and show him the stick, but the people in Jordan, a country with an unexpectedly high Human Development standard are afraid to rise against the corrupt monarchy - I find this hard to believe.

There are negative reports of Jordan too, focusing on inflation, rising prices, unemployment, poverty and like such. I think what has happened (this is simply conjecture) that the liberal economic policies introduced under King Abdullah II, have led to amazing growth in numbers (I mean the standard economic figures of merit) but adversely impacted the standard of day-to-day life in the country. Added to that is the fact that Jordan, while surrounded by oil-rich countries, is itself poor in oil and natural resources, so the traditional methods of growth of the Arab World do not apply to it.
GDP, GNP and all the other measures of a nation's quality are never complete images of a nation's prosperity. I think Jordan in trying to up these numbers (buoyed by its neighbours) has taken one leap too many. The moment it realizes that and starts to reverse those policies Jordan can really boast of a Very High Standard of Living as a reality touching every one of its citizens. For example, Norway, which has possibly the highest standard of life in the world, has retained Govt control on many of its business interests instead of adopting traditional methods of growth. The result : the average quality of life in Norway is much, much higher than in many places which have privatized economies much more.
As before, all this is just conjecture and I am always open to debate

One World 20390
Saturday, March 5, 2011

Dear LoyalJordanian,
Yes, I am no Jordanian and therefore cannot experience first hand for myself life in Jordan, but I do know the fact that the kind of adulation the honourable Queen Consort receives isn't the kind that can be obtained by deception or fraud. The Queen has been doing the work for which she is internationally acclaimed for years now. If indeed she were party to, or involved in corrupt acts as your comment seems to suggest, her reputation wouldn't have been as unshakable as the solid Rock of Gibraltar, as it is in reality.
As to your views on her lavish spending on her birthday "bash", that is today's reality. I agree that whatever you're said is preposterous, but even if a fraction of the amount (which is no less a huge amount) you allege was spent (which I find difficult to believe when the Queen's office denies it) it was in view of the greater good. You see, people like the Queen are difficult to find. If there isn't a certain amount of grandeur in the celebration, the vast majority of people who can help Jordan financially would decline to visit, and that is the sorry truth.
As regards to the allegations of Education and Work, I would say (open to debate of course) the Queen has already done so much to provide all of Jordan with education. Work isn't something that can be wished up in the twinkle of an eye. The more the education spreads out, the more people can come up with ways to offer their services to society, thereby creating new jobs. So the argument that only education without employment opportunities is meaningless must fall.
I am open to debate on any and everyone of these points.
Even if I am outscored, I do still believe with all my heart that HM The Queen Rania of Jordan is a leader, a visionary and a human being of extraordinary stature. The world needs more people like her

LoyalJordanian
Thursday, March 3, 2011

This is what women's rights look like in Jordan:

One of the best journalists (a woman) in Jordan was stopped from writing in Jordan’s newspaper “Jordan Times” because she wrote something that all of Jordan was talking about. She works for the France Press and she published an article titled (Fearless tribes: Jordan Queen on corruption radar). The journalist called the queen’s office to get their response and she got no reply, so she did what is required from any decent professional journalist to do while covering a story.
But no, you are in Jordan you cannot talk specially if you are talking in English or writing for a foreign media, why, because then the WEST will see what they cannot see, they will know the truth about us….
This is the Freedom of speech and the women empowerment according to the ruling codes.

saju
Monday, February 28, 2011

Rania has been criticised for her support of women's rights, especially education for girls...this has angered the tribal leaders. Of course anything to improve women's lives would be frowned upon by these men...they have a brutal, punitive philosophy regarding women. Rania is educated and sophisticated, with a global reach through "Youtube", "twitter" and "Facebook", etc....she has a world view that could only be met with disdain by these men. The ignorance which is created in between the women is utilizing in countries like Pakistan,Iran,Saudi Arabia etc. Some cruel men utilizing the religion for this and in that way they diminishing a good religion like Islam in front of the world.

Queen Rania come out from this circle and Voiced against this.So those orhodox people will try to hit from back using dirty politics.That is natural and the world can understand the real colour behind the scene

SAJU JOSEPH
MAIL : saju.com@gmail.com

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Sunday, February 27, 2011

I like you bcz u r the inspiring lady to whole world. Charm of jordon u r.

LoyalJordanian
Saturday, February 26, 2011

Dear Saju,

Last August, and during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, queen Rania celebrated with her family her 40th birthday in the Mediterranean Sea and ended the celebrations in September in Jordan's Wadi Rum where about 600 celebrities, mostly from outside the country, were invited to the lavish party. Cost estimated to be more than $10,000,000 YES 10 Million Dollars, during that same time the rich Queen Elizabeth of the rich Britain, and due to the "financially difficult" times facing her rich country, she cancelled the traditional Buckingham Palace Christmas party that was held every two years with 1,200 guests that usually cost less than $ 100,000 (paid from Queen Elizabeth private money)!!!!!

the private DJ of that party mentioned that he was so astonished from the level of luxury in the party (He is an international professional well known DJ from..... of course Not Jordan)

So what do you think sir?

webmaster
Monday, February 28, 2011

Dear LoyalJordanian,

Thank you for your comment, and allow me to clarify a few points that you make.

Her Majesty did, indeed, turn 40 last August, and she did enjoy some modest celebrations. For example, a friend lent Her Majesty a yacht which she used with family for 4 days. Her Majesty did celebrate her birthday in Wadi Rum; the party was charming in its simplicity and the rumor that it cost 10 million is completely unfounded. In fact, more than a birthday party, it was an opportunity for Her Majesty to thank people who have supported her over the years, reach out to friends, and, also, to people who Her Maje