Jordan’s Queen Rania protests terror, but will she condemn Islam?


WASHINGTON, February 11, 2015 — Jordan’s Queen Rania is protesting Islamic terror. The Queen recently marched in support of Lt. Maaz al-Kassasbeh, the Jordanian pilot who was kidnapped by ISIS and then placed in a cage and burned alive. ISIS filmed the murder and distributed it to the world.

Queen Rania protested with a crowd of thousands, wearing her Islamic red-and-white checked keffiyeh over her shoulders, shouting slogans including, “We are all Maaz,” “We are all Jordan,” “Yes to punishment,” “Yes to eradication of terrorism,” “Long live the King,” “Moath, the martyr of justice.”

Rania, a vocal human rights advocate, also recently spoke out against ISIS and Islamic terror at an Abu Dabi conference: “By using social media, a minority conference in November of irreligious extremists trying to rewrite our narrative and hijack our anatomy… [using violent images to correlate Islam with terror] These images don’t represent me anymore than they represent you. They’re alien and abhorrent to the vast majority of Arabs – Muslims and Christians. And they should make every Arab across this region seethe. Because they’re an attack on our values as a people and on our collective story.”

The Queen of Jordan wants Muslims who reject terror to speak out, but the Queen’s personal beliefs oppose the teachings of her religion.

As Gregory Davis of Jihad Watch explains, war, death, violence, and murder are the ideology of Islam, Sharia, the Sunna, Hadith, and the Koran: “[T]ake 9:5, commonly referred to as the “Verse of the Sword”, revealed toward the end of Muhammad’s life: 9:5. Then when the Sacred Months (the 1st, 7th, 11th, and 12th months of the Islamic calendar) have passed, then kill the Mushrikun {unbelievers} wherever you find them, and capture them and besiege them, and prepare for them each and every ambush. But if they repent and perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat {the Islamic ritual prayers}), and give Zakat {alms}, then leave their way free. Verily, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.”

The Koran extols violence: “8:39. And fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and polytheism: i.e. worshipping others besides Allah) and the religion (worship) will all be for Allah Alone [in the whole of the world]. But if they cease (worshipping others besides Allah), then certainly, Allah is All-Seer of what they do.8:67. It is not for a Prophet that he should have prisoners of war (and free them with ransom) until he had made a great slaughter (among his enemies) in the land. You desire the good of this world (i.e. the money of ransom for freeing the captives), but Allah desires (for you) the Hereafter. And Allah is All-Mighty, All-Wise.”

To truly establish herself as a reformer, as a human rights advocate, Queen Rania must speak out against the very basic tenants of Islam.

Queen Rania insists on equal right for women. She condemns Islamic abuse of women and objects to laws requiring women to wear Muslim head-covering, calling instead for free choice. The Queen herself wears western-style clothing that exposes her arms and legs and head.

Condemning the Koran and Sharia would be difficult for Rania. Her husband is said to be the 43rd direct decedent of the prophet Mohammad, so any condemnation of Islam would condemn the King. Opposing Islam would spark outrage across the Muslim World, and both King and Queen could be declared the worst of apostates.

There is another problem: The King declared he intends to wipe out ISIS and Islamic terror, but Jerusalem Online News editor and political analyst Rachel Avraham says this conflicts with reports concerning Jordan: “The Hashemite regime is reportedly allied with the Muslim Brotherhood, that supports Islamic State…and it is reported that the Muslim Brotherhood is a legally registered charity in Jordan. They are openly allowed to collect donations for themselves and Hamas in mosques since 1970… [and] Jordan’s king has admitted that the Muslim Brotherhood supported his family’s regime since 1970. Bassam Hadaddeen, Jordan’s Minister of Political Reform stated on Al Jazeera that the Muslim Brotherhood is part of the Hashemite regime.”

If reports are accurate, what are the repercussions for this royal couple’s actions against Islamic terror? Only time will tell.

Either way, Queen Rania must continue her public stance, using her power, to stand against Islamic terror and rally Muslims to reject terror.

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  • Curtice Mang

    Good piece Lisa! It’ll be interesting to see if she can straddle Islam and human rights advocacy. Not an easy thing to do, as you point out.