December 13, 2011, - 3:48 pm

HA! Jordan’s King Abdullah Tries to Hide Fact That He CAN’T Speak Arabic!

By Debbie Schlussel

Maybe one of these days, we’ll have a President of the United States who cannot speak English.  That seems to be the way we are headed, and we currently have a President who thinks there are Heinz 57 states.  But when you are the unelected king of the Palestinians, you can get away with hiding the fact that  you don’t really speak the language of your country and your people, for only so long.  I’ve often heard Jordanians say how they don’t see Abdullah as a real Jordanian or their king, anyway, since he was born to an English woman and raised in England.  And he wasn’t the best choice for King.  King Hussein’s brother, who had been Crown Prince before Hussein quickly transferred the title to Abdulllah, was the better choice–for America, for Israel, and for Middle East stability.

King Abdullah II of Jordan faces ongoing criticisms of his rule, much of which is not helped by his difficulties with Arabic. As the son of the deceased King Hussein and his British wife, Muna al-Hussein, he grew up speaking both Arabic and English. However, due to political instability in Jordan, his father sent him away for schooling in England. In his autobiography, he says that Arabic was his first language, and that experiences in England and with a Swiss nanny gave him a British accent (and some knowledge of French). However, opposition websites cite instances when he has delegated away his need to speak Arabic as a means to covering his inability to speak it. As Jordan weathered its own Arab Spring protests, some saw his difficulties with the language as proof that he is an “outsider.”



This story, hilarious as it is, isn’t a good thing, for America or for Israel.  Jordan really isn’t as stable as it looks.  And this story about Abdullah not being able to speak Arabic could be the beginning of some sort of “revolution” by Al-Qaeda supporters and HAMASniks, who populate the country.  It could easily become like Egypt, with the help of Obama or Gingrich (who supported the barbaric Al-Qaeda Libyan rebels) or Romney (who also sort of supported them).  The Palestinians who make up in excess of 90% of the people there might get tired of their non-Palestinian, unelected King, and they might rise up, the way they did in 1970 in Black September against Abdullah’s father, Hussein.  In that case,  King Hussein was able to slaughter over 10,000 Palestinians whipped up by Yasser Arafat and his P.L.O. henchmen.  But Hussein would not get away with that today, as Mubarak was not able nor allowed to put down the animals in his country, thanks to Barack Hussein Obama.

To quell his country’s Palestinian majority, the Hashemite King Abdullah married a fake “Palestinian” who is really a Kuwaiti, Rania–who is now really Queen of New York’s Fifth Avenue and Chevy Chase, Maryland, the two locations where she spends most of her time shopping and posing (and writing dumb children’s books she promotes via Oprah but doesn’t allow to be printed in Hebrew).  But methinks the Palestinian Jordanian people aren’t so easily fooled for long.  That their king is now being exposed as a fraud who can’t speak Arabic is part of the campaign to depose him.  With Egypt now lost to the Muslim Brotherhood, if Jordan is next, this is a bad development for Israel, with loony thugs on all borders, where there once was a de facto cold peace.

As I’ve noted before, despite being called a “moderate Muslim” nation, Jordan is among the most radical and hateful in the Muslim world, where the competition is tough for that title.

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27 Responses

One thing that always angers me is way back in the 1940s, Jordan was supposed to be the Palistinian “homeland”.

What they should do is have this shmuck move back to London and move the Palistinians to their homeland in Jordan. The Israelis can then put up a big border fence with Jordan and problem solved. -) The Jews have their homeland in Israel and the Palistinians have their homeland in Jordan–which you can rename Palistine. Problem solved—–right ?????

jimmyPx on December 13, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Seriously? Do you know any bit of history about the Middle East?
    Palestine has always been a state on its own, Jews came over and stole our land. They even allege some of the original Palestinian cultural aspects, like the traditional Palestinian dress!
    Jordan has welcomed Palestinians who were forced to leave Palestine by the Israelis; however, it should Never be thought of as the country of Palestinians, even if they actually constitute 70% of the population.
    We –Jordanians from Palestinian origins- appreciate your checking the information before you open your mouth to speak.
    By the way…silly provocative article

    PS: Am a Christian Jordanian from Palestinian origins living in Jordan.

    Dima from Jordan on December 14, 2011 at 7:20 am

      Dima,

      One thing that I will never understand is the antisemitism practiced by Arab Christians. Per the Bible, the Jews are God’s chosen people and Christians believe that in the end they will accept Jesus as the Messiah. Shouldn’t Christians therefore get along with and even ally with the Jews ??? Isn’t that what Jesus would want ??

      Also, never forget that per the Koran, Jews AND Christians = Kafir. Muslims don’t like you and in the end will treat you just as badly if not worse than they treat Jews.
      As an example, look what the Muslims are doing to the Coptic Christian in Egypt or the Maronites in Lebanon.

      jimmyPx on December 14, 2011 at 11:59 am

        As a matter of fact, we are well-treated; in Jordan at least.
        Christmas is a national holiday. We have Christian ministers in the government and we have reserved seats for Christians in the parliament.

        Dima from Jordan on January 4, 2012 at 7:54 am

        Koran doesn’t call jews and Christians: kaferoon’infedels’. Please correct your hateful information. But we Muslims say that you ‘israelies’ are people with no identity came from everywhere to kick palestinians from their houses

        ahmed on February 16, 2014 at 12:02 pm

Jordan is a ‘moderate Muslim’ nation only if Jordan == its Hashmite rulers – Abdullah, Rania, Noor and former crown prince Hassan (brother of Hussein). Its people are certainly no different from those in Egypt, Syria and the Sunnis in Iraq. But if a Pali revolt succeeds in taking over Jordan, Hamas will get this time a legitimate regime in Amman (as opposed to the one in Ramallah that doesn’t qualify as a state).

If the Syrian regime falls, it’ll be circa 1967 again – Israel threatened by Ikhwan neighbors in Egypt, Syria, Jordan and Lebanon (Hizbullah won’t remain in power if the Alawites lose Syria, but Lebanon’s Sunnis will be just as hostile, and their Maronite Christians are not going to regain power). I can see them all starting a war again, and this time, due to US arms shipments to Egypt since Anwar Sadat, I don’t see Israel winning as easily as they did in 1967.

Infidel on December 14, 2011 at 1:19 am

Unfortunately, you speak of cultural ignorance and lack of national/local truth of the Jordanian. It is true that the king did have difficulties when he took office as King when his dad died, but as you were ignorant of Islam which you decided to focus on, he was in the same square of yours but only to Arabic language – we do have two languages in Arabic, colloquial and Fus-ha arabic – he did not fully comprehend on the latter.

On another note, Queen Rania is not a Kuwaiti – She is Palestinian Jordanian who her parents lived in Kuwait to make a living because we all know, especially you out there of the western cultures, come to the gulf for money and nothing else – does that make you kuwaiti if you were born and raised there? I don’t think so – so is the case with me and my family who lived in UAE all my life untill I graduated from high school and moved back to Jordan.

Unfortunately, I saw comments of more ignorance – if you need to know more about Jordan – maybe you should “Ship” yourselves here before making snap judgements over what you here through fictitious american media!

Jordan should’ve been Palestine? Seriously? People please get your facts straight before posting random comments here and there!

PS: I’m a christian Jordanian who got schooling in the US as well – I feel bad for the people over there who are only exposed to one side of the coin!

Ihab from Jordan on December 14, 2011 at 2:51 am

Wickepedia says that “Jordan is classified as a country of “high human development” by the 2010 Human Development Report”. Ihab from Jordan is obvious proof of this . . .

Preposteroso on December 14, 2011 at 5:14 am

On another note, Queen Rania is not a Kuwaiti – She is Palestinian Jordanian who her parents lived in Kuwait to make a living because we all know, especially you out there of the western cultures, come to the gulf for money and nothing else – does that make you kuwaiti if you were born and raised there? I don’t think so – so is the case with me and my family who lived in UAE all my life untill I graduated from high school and moved back to Jordan.

Ihab

Answer to your question is Yes! Have you ever heard of naturalization? If a person lives in a country for more than a certain number of years, which may vary according to the laws of a country, s/he can become a citizen of that country. If you were born in the UAE and lived their all your life, how does that make you a Jordanian? Yeah, you may have Jordanian origin or ancestry, but beyond that, you belong to the country whose citizenship you adapt.

Of course, if the Gulf states allowed foreigners to get citizenship easily, their locals quickly be outnumbered, which is why they do not give citizenship to non-Muslims ever, and they very sparingly give citizenship to Muslims from other countries. (Yet they hypocritically demand that Israel allow Arab Muslims the right of return after 60 years of living outside Israel) Only the Arabs are retarded enough to think that after living 60 years in another country, a person doesn’t belong to that country.

Palestinian as a separate entity does not exist – it was a creation in 1967 after the 6 day war. Until then, Israel typically had world opinion on its side, since it was viewed as a David (Israel) vs Goliath (Arabs). But after this term ‘Palestinian’ was invented, they managed to make switch public perceptions around by making Palis look like David, and Israelis by implication Goliath.

Incidentally, neither Palestinians nor Jordanians have any claims to be an independent state pre-WWI. They were always, since Islamic conquests, either part of a caliphate in Baghdad, Damascus or Cairo. The reason Israel’s existance is contested by them is allegedly historical, but by that criteria, neither Jordan nor Palestine have any business existing – it should all be a part of either a greater Egypt or a greater Syria.

The game you play above dovetails nicely to Pali claims to the imaginary right to return to what is now Israel, but fact is that after 60 years away, they belong to the countries they live in, not Israel. They need to tell the governments wherever they live – Kuwait, Tunisia, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, etc to give them their citizenship. So what if they have some local differnces from native Kuwaitis, Qataris et al – they are all Arab Muslims, and can easily assimilate there. Certainly have, after all these years.

Infidel on December 14, 2011 at 10:02 am

Actually I very well know the history of both Israel & Jordan.
What is amusing to me is that even though a vast majority of Jordanians are Palistinians, there is never any consideration as to making Jordan the Palistinian homeland and leaving Israel alone. If that happened, you could finally have peace.

Instead, let’s bicker and kill each other for a few more generations.

jimmyPx on December 14, 2011 at 11:49 am

Amazing. TWO Jordanian Christians come on here and like Liberals and Moooooooslims re-write the facts about “Palestinians” and what is Israels and what isn’t.

Concrete truth IS out there but I have never seen such a thing totally ignored and fine-tuned to prove what is rightfully Israel’s ISN’T.

By now I really think (since there is indeed CONCRETE proof) that this is a purposeful campaign to gain sympathy (and perhaps believers) from the ignorant (people who do NOT know about the conflict AT ALL) because they can garner support from people on an esoteric level because they erroneously believe something was STOLEN from the “Palestinians”.

That and Islam is why it will never change. It’s crazy! No amount of the truth will shut ‘em up. Even the “Christians”!

Skunky on December 14, 2011 at 12:20 pm

This is to Dima, the Christian from Jordan, since you claim that you’re a christian, why did you show quasi anti-semitism by claiming, “yadda yadda them jooos came over and stole my land yadda yadda”, let me show a scripture in the bible, it’s in the book of “Genesis”, and here goes:

Genesis 12:1-3, “The lord said to Abram, “Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you. I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you, I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse, and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”

Those three verses in Genesis explains that the jews are god’s chosen people according to god himself, NOT mankind Dima! And also Dima, you do have to know that Jesus himself was originally jewish before he converted to christianity, and it was “Pilate” (Pilate was a Roman governor of Judea from 26AD-36AD) who crucified and killed jesus, NOT the jews, to me you sound like some coptic christians (and there some coptic christians who are good, great people who are NOT anti-semitic) who blame jewish people for jesus being crucified in the bible!

“A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on December 14, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Sean R.:

There are more verses in the OT pertaining to the covenant with the Jews than merely Genesis 12:1-3. Most Christians have historically interpreted Genesis 12:1-3 in context with the other texts. Only the very recent premillennial dispensationalism movement (about 100 years old) ignores the other texts and focuses solely on Genesis 12:1-3, and that is what gave rise to the “Christian Zionism” movement (that and their general ignorance of Zionism, which if they knew the true nature of its origins and beliefs they’d be much more hesitant to be called by that name).

“And also Dima, you do have to know that Jesus himself was originally jewish before he converted to christianity, and it was “Pilate” (Pilate was a Roman governor of Judea from 26AD-36AD) who crucified and killed jesus, NOT the jews,”

So … you want Dima to take the Old Testament as authoritative on one hand based on her Christianity, but deny the New Testament on the other? Kind of self-serving, right? It is far better to take the position that the New Testament nowhere declares Jews to be forever cursed for the murder of Jesus Christ (it doesn’t) and that the guilt was only with Jews living in that time, and not transmitted to successive generations. The idea that Jews were eternally guilty and cursed for the death of Jesus Christ was an idea that was introduced to Christianity hundreds of years later, and was based on extrabiblical church teachings (tradition), not on the New Testament scriptures. It is impossible to read Acts and Romans in the New Testament and come to the conclusion that Jews are cursed.

Gerald on December 14, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Skunky

The term for Dima & Ihab is ‘Islamo-Christians’ i.e. Arab Christians who celebrate Islam due to Islam being an integral part of Arab identity. Despite them being non-Muslims.

Sean R is right about the Biblical origins, but even aside from that, Palestine belonged to the Jews before the Romans conquered it before the Byzantines conquered it before the Arabs conquered it before the Turks conquered it before the Brits conquered it before the state of Israel was founded.

So if it’s going to be based on the past, on what basis is 1900AD a more legitimate date than 600AD? Also, even if Palestine was considered Gentile by virtue of its conquest by previous empires starting w/ the Romans in 68AD, on what basis do Muslims have more claims to it in the period b/w 68 AD and 614 AD than the Jews? Once one tries claiming Palestine for Muslims, it’s a lost cause, since if the past is a standard, no arbitary date can be selected. In fact, even the Jews can turn this around and demand that Medina – which was Jewish before Mohammed massacred its imhabitants – be turned over.

And if it’s based on the present, then that terretory is Israel’s – including annexed parts like the Golan Heights. And if military conquests are invalid, let all Arabs go back to the Arabian peninsula, and turn Iran over to the Zoroastrians, Egypt to the Copts, Lebanon to the Maronites and so on.

Infidel on December 14, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Thank you infidel. I ALWAYS learn something from your posts. They are a pleasure to read!

    Gerald, I am not sure of your point with Sean? As Christians we certainly do give credence to The New Testament but the Old Testament is just as important to know how things began…especially Genesis. And we certainly know about God’s love of the Jews from that section.

    Skunky on December 14, 2011 at 6:56 pm

      this campaign to smear the king’s image is cowardly. His Majesty speaks Arabic better than me in fact, however like most of us Arabs he struggles with his Fusha, but heck the masses do as well.
      Some Jews don’t speak Hebrew so what does that make them??

      No need to place the Palestinians in Jordan, the Palestinian have a land, an occupied land but we have to stop talking on their behalf like they don’t have an opinion or exists. those who have chosen Jordan as their home are welcomed in Jordan but most want and should and need to be in their own land where they belong.
      The Jews WERE the chosen people, they disobeyed God and were cursed by him and condemned to be disbursed and as a result of their own actions and acts against God, Jesus had come to save us, the Christians that have chosen Jesus as the savior are now the chosen people and those who used to be the chosen people no longer lived in Palestine starting 2000 years ago.
      Here is another analogy, can American Indians come back and claim their land out west in America?

      for the idiot who thinks if you live in Kuwait for 20-30 years you are nationalized, no country in the middle east grants you citizenship just because you were born or lived there, its part of the culture that you hang on to where your roots are from. this is a smearing campaign and propaganda that the Israeli’s cunningly mastered in the US, let us not allow such propaganda in our own homeland Jordan.

      Nuha on January 29, 2012 at 8:28 am

Just my understanding on some of the biblical references (I would be happy to read counters)

Jesus never became a Christian, he was always Jewish (never renouned Judiasm).

Pilate ordered the execution of JC because of the urgings of the Pharisees (as evidenced in Matthew, Mark and Luke)

Why did the Pharisees want him executed, because he was a hell raising Jew, he called them out on thier hypocrises.

Phil M on December 15, 2011 at 12:20 pm

I don’t Know How Much Israel Is Paying You Just Stop saying King Abdullah is the King of Palestinians, He Is Not, He is our king the King of Jordanians
You can ask every Palestinian on earth and they will confirm this for you
60% of jordan population are Jordanians , GET THIS RIGHT
and Just Remember this Isreal was able to occupy a land in every country surrounding Palestine (The Real Palestine) except For Jordan, do you know why? because when they tried to occupy part of Jordan (Salt Mounties) we kicked them out like no others did
Go search the History of Real Jordanians and you will know we are not ones to be missed with

Jordanian person on January 21, 2012 at 5:41 pm

PS Our King can speak Arabic very well, another False fact from your side

Jordanian on January 21, 2012 at 5:42 pm

OK… let’s stop all this bullshit for a moment and clarify some important facts:
Dima could not be an anti-Semitic because she is Semitic herself!
If Palestine actually belongs to Jews so how come your extensive excavations have not been able to proof that? Isn’t David city that you have “discovered” underneath Silwan no more than a big stupid lie? Ask your archaeologists in Tel Aviv Uni! Aahh and by the way .. keep excavating under the Aqsa .. Good Luck… you are not very far from the core of the earth hahaha
Let us not forget that what you have been doing in Palestine is an ongoing ethnic cleansing. We are the original inhabitants of Palestine. A simple DNA test will proof that.
Look at a Palestinian village and at an Israeli Settlement and see how the first one blends very naturally with the landscape whereas the settlement looks like a neighbourhood in Switzerland!
After all nobody needs to proof anything. YOU know the truth and it has turned you into a Psychotic people not being able to go on with your lives without a loooong trip to Indian desperately trying to forget your dirty crimes during your army service. But guess what?? You cannot, we will always be there to remind you. Our olive, fig and Jasmine trees will remind you of the truth! So next time you pass by a Jasmine remember my! My name is Hummus.

My name is Hummus on January 21, 2012 at 11:10 pm

No shit…. he doesn’t speak Arabic??? And the majority in Jordan are Palestinians? You got to be kidding me.
The Jordanian Palestinians are actually refugees that we expelled by Israeli terrorism? Who cares? We are the “ chosen “ people we can decide who goes where and what belongs to who!
But you know what? Why go back thousands of years ago? Let’s talk about tens of years ago and let Russians, Americans and Europeans go back to where they came from… after all they also didn’t speak Hebrew at first , did they?
So why did you commit a massacre in Deir Yassin killing hundreds of children, men and women? Oh haven’t you heard? The land belonged to us thousands of years ago!!!!

the chosen on January 21, 2012 at 11:57 pm

I really feel very sad and outraged first of all these accusations for the King whom I have known for more than 40 years, are unfounded and surely not true. Especially when it comes of accusing him not being able to speak Arabic. Did you ever meet the King or did you ever listen to him delvering any of his speeches? if your answer is no then you should have the integrity to apologize and please apply for a meeting with the King through the Roayal Court or through his press advisor. I am sure both of his Arabic and his English are far better than you could imagine

Dr Hussein on January 22, 2012 at 9:16 am

To Dima from Jordan,

You claim that “Palestine has always been a state on its own”… However, that’s a specious claim as we know that the area known as Palestine was populated & ruled by Jews in the past… Hence “always” is most certainly wrong…

Furthermore, would you care to name the currency of that “state”?!… Or, perhaps, the name of one of its kings, presidents or whatever they had?!…

Hans on April 14, 2012 at 2:11 am

To My name is Hummus,

You claim that “Dima could not be an anti-Semitic because she is Semitic herself”… However, that’s a specious claim as antisemitism is the hatred of Jews (and not the hatred of all Semites)… Furthermore, even a Jew can be an antisemite so its ludicrous to claim that another Semite can’t be an antisemite just because they are Semitic themselves…

Hans on April 14, 2012 at 2:16 am

What a sorry bunch these pseudo-Christians from muslim countries are. Always ready to justify any Muslim crime, never noticing that they lose more from it than anyone else. Ah well, in a few years they will all have been driven out – except from Israel, where they have the protection of the laws – and we won’t have to endure their racism, ignorance and rotten doctrine. For the information of the moron who trotted out “replacement theology” (the Jews have been replaced as Chosen People by the Christians and are now nothing at all), that doctrine has been explicitly denied by St.Thomas Aquinas, the greatest Catholic theologian, and has never been accepted by either Catholic or Orthodox churches. As a matter of fact, it is THE typical item, to the point of being a subject of jokes, of a pseudo-Christian doctrine quoted by ignoramuses as being Christian although the Churches totally refute it (you know, like “Christians think that sex is sinful”, etc.).

Laura Latini on October 26, 2012 at 7:16 am

May Allah guide you to his faith. ina eldina inda Allahi al Islam

hanane on February 27, 2013 at 6:38 am

Palestinians are a majority in Jordan, but they’re not 90% of the population . . . more like 60-65%.

Morgan on July 22, 2013 at 9:10 pm

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