Tuesday, January 23, 2007

If you enjoy the "liberal" Saudi-funded, Wahhabi Arabic press, Ash-Sharq Al-Awsat is your newspaper. Here, Tariq Al-Humayyid (is that how he pronounces his name?) asks King `Abdullah of Jordan (as the latter was handling his PlayStation III): "Your Majesty, what distinguishes the experience of your country is that the royal palace remained the security barrier for Jordan in the face of the fundamentalist resurgence, and the [Arab] nationalist prior to that, and other currents that invaded the Arab world, so how did the palace do that?" His Answer: "We are an umbrella for all..." The King also said that the Jordanian constitution is considered "one of the best and most modern".