Sorry for making assumptions. I'm more than happy to be educated on all things Jordanian.and not Jordan, am not sure though, but I kind of got the impression that you think I like the Jordanian constitution or think highly of these stupid laws that protect murderers ?
I can hazard a guess why you sport that theory about latter day fundamentalist Israel... since that is what you are experiencing. I've seen frightful transformation among the Arabs in Israel and more so in Judea and Samaria... they are becoming much more religious... It's disturbing to see, and the Saudis are dumping mucho dinero into the project. Well if you do ever visit Israel you will see how counter that trend we have it. You are assuming (perhaps) that the trends are ubiquitous in the ME: what is happening in Egypt and Jordan is happening in Israel... but thats just not reality. We have no equivalence to Selafi/Wahabi radical expanshionist movements, nor a mountain of petro dollars to fund it even if we had. Sorry if I misinterpret your observations.I dislike a lot of these policies and hope and work towards a day when we'll finally have achieved a western like democracy with a separated Mosque from State, but considering that this view isn't fostered by a lot of people who I think are just not ready to "change", I'll support the King's attempts at making Jordan as secular as possible. After all, anything is better than Islamic Sharia.
BTW, I no longer believe in a peace with the Arab world based on this very issue. If it was purely a national/ethnic dispute over land, I think it can be worked out however tough the problem. Once religion has entered it... and to be sure we did not introduce that into the equation... there is zero chance for reconciling. This is now a self fulfilled prophecy, the Muslim Brotherhood (with Iranian oil on the fire) has won their battle in the Arab World, and it has won it by religiously demonifying Israel. Regionally, you cant step away from that.
The staunches Zionists on this forum would be pretty pissed of if that was the case.and no of course I don't believe that there is persecution of homosexuals in Israel.