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Respect must be based in political will and state action

Mar 03,2018 - Last updated at Mar 03,2018

couple of years ago, a small group of women activists arranged a closed workshop to discuss the initial findings of a study looking into the legal framework governing medical guardianship of children. At the time, the law allowed only the father, and in his absence a designated hierarchy of male relatives, to grant permission for any medical intervention for children. We were working to change the law so mothers could also be given that right.

Among those invited to attend were lawyers with the reputation of being cognizant of human rights legal frameworks and a Sharia (Islamic law) court lawyer, who was recommended as an expert on family law and Sharia court proceedings in Jordan. 

It is important to note that family affairs in Jordan are the remit of Sharia courts by constitutional decree. We were, therefore, expecting a challenge on religious grounds, since this issue of medical guardianship had become controversially embroiled in the whole debate of guardianship in Islam, which had been interpreted to restrict the role [which in this case was over medical provision to children but in fact informs the approach to all other family affairs] to what is referred to as an “asba” of male relatives.

So there we were, activists on one side of an U-shaped table, our “friendly” lawyers and legal experts as well as the key researcher on the tip of the U shape, and the Sharia court lawyer, among other commentators, on the third side. The researcher presented the research findings reviewing the legal and constitutional framework, but also dipped carefully into interpretations of religious text to justify the conclusion that the law could be changed to allow mothers to also make that call.

The smooth Sharia lawyer ignored the evidence presented by the research and proceeded to address us in a paternalistic, and in fact patronising and dismissive tone, on how he respects women and how mothers are accorded the highest level of respect in Islam. He wrapped it up by saying that if mothers wanted to give permission for medical care for their children, all they had to do was go to the Sharia court with an official request and he “personally” will help them.

He started appealing to the male lawyers in the room asking them whether they would be happy if their wives were given the legal right to take decisions on medical intervention and for their sons to end up having “a sex change operation” without their knowledge.

The male lawyers disintegrated under this quite frightening proposition and the challenge to their masculinity-inspired authority, and started cozying up to the, by now, sarcastic Sharia court lawyer with comments like “we know how some women are” and “of course I wouldn’t want my wife to take a decision on a medical intervention by herself”.

Feeling completely defeated by this new dynamic to the workshop, some of the women activists resorted to what I saw as a quite demeaning round of “negotiations” with the lawyer, appealing to him to grant them any concession on the issue. The tables had been turned against them. He had emerged as the decision maker in the room and the male lawyers had joined him to form what I saw as a male-dominant pack protecting their collective advantage over women. The women obviously were left reeling from this quite disturbing outcome to a working shop that they initiated.

I was reminded of this story this past week when women activists reported back their experience and impressions after they met with parliamentary committees entrusted with discussing landmark legislation that impacts the lives of men and women in Jordan on the most critical levels: family affairs and labour.

Although I wanted to safeguard the details that emerged from the meetings, I felt also compelled to draw attention to the feedback that women’s rights leaders gave back at the end of their meetings. All reports bring us to the conclusion that they were not received, by parliamentarians and their staff, with the same level of seriousness, responsibility and attention to detail as had been accorded them by these well-prepared, intelligent and very organised women activists and representatives.

As the meeting was taking place, participants representing Parliament, whether as parliamentarians or staff, apparently took phone calls, walked out of the room without excusing themselves, held side conversations, interrupted the representatives of women, raised their voices and in general maintained a demeanour not befitting the gravity the issues being discussed, the context of the meeting or showing any deference for the duties of the legislative authority that had been entrusted to them by voters.

In both cases, the men involved did not show respect. What they manifested instead was a lack of regard for the activists and leaders representing the interests of half of the population in Jordan, a generally careless attitude missing basic manners and expectations of professional meetings, a dismissive arrogance towards Jordanian women as citizens with rights, a complete lack of interest or attentiveness to the well-fare and the reality of women’s lives in Jordan and in fact presenting a distorted picture of a form of masculinity that has apparently thrived in a legal environment that treats Jordanian women citizens as submissive, dependent and unfit subordinates to men.

And what is really worrying is that these incidents are not at all unique or one-offs. Anyone who works in activism for women’s rights in Jordan, whether male or female, knows very well how difficult and challenging it is to bring decision makers, parliamentarians, politicians, men and even sometimes women to take the women demands seriously. This is not only to the detriment of the women themselves but also to their families, including children and other dependents they care for, especially elderly parents, ill, sometimes disabled relatives, husbands and fathers who require care, and in fact to the disadvantage of the country as a whole on the political, economic and social levels.

And we have all gone through the usual innuendos and exaggerations challenging our demands for equality and equity for Jordanian women whether it is in suggesting that gender equality is an agenda that only aims to legitimise homosexuality, that allowing women to work is an invite to “western-style sexual freedoms” and a ”rejection of our Arab/Muslim traditions” etc. The truth is, just as the Sharia court lawyer showcased when he linked the proposed medical intervention to the scale of a sex change operation, the detractors and opponents of women’s equality in the law have, and continue, used bullying tactics based in sex and religion to illustrate their point.

The chatter among women and their champions is that the bias against women is allowed to continue because there is no “political will” to stand up in support of the women of Jordan. Women in Jordan believe that they have had to tolerate continued marginalisation, disrespect and even outright abuse for too long in the name of maintaining vaguely justified policies, apparently aimed at maintaining security, stability and respect for “social and religious norms” but in fact only serve in safeguarding male privilege.

Jordanian women also believe that they have worked, for decades, to reestablish and prove themselves worthy of being treated as full citizens who are not only deserving of all the benefits but also responsible for all the duties and responsibilities.

Today, most feel that political “will” on its own will not be sufficient, and what we now need is urgent political “action”.

This must come from the executive authority, in collaboration with leaders of women’s rights organisations and experts, in a publicly declared and well laid out action plan to conduct a legislative review of all laws in the country in order to empower Jordanian women and reinstate their rights as full citizens.

The constitutional framework must be article 6, which treats all Jordanians as full citizens regardless of sex. This can be achieved either with a constitutional and legally binding interpretation that now confirms that the description “Jordanians” includes both men and women, or an amendment to the article to add “regardless of sex” to remove any ambiguity over its meaning.

It also requires amending constitutional articles 105 and 106 to allow family affairs to be determined not only against current subjective interpretations by individuals serving Sharia courts but also incorporating advances in science, international human rights conventions, multiple interpretations of Islamic text, including modern current-day interpretations that are based on studies of lived realities of women and the religious requirement to the achievement of political, economic and social justice.

In this 21st century, Jordanian women no longer want to tiptoe slowly towards achieving wider margins of citizenship, and they do not want to negotiate and advocate for token gestures here and there. What Jordanian women earned is to see the country’s political will “owners” come out on their side and show them the respect they deserve by committing the state, including its executive, legislative and judicial authorities, to safeguarding that respect.

 

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THANKS TO HATEM FOR RESPONDING TO THIS IMPORTANT PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE. WELL, MY FRIEND, ALL THE EXAMPLES THAT YOU HAVE PRESENTED ARE EXACTLY CLASSICAL CLINICAL DAILY EVENTS AND ALL WENT AS IT SHOULD SIMPLY BECAUSE OF TRUST, SHARED AND JOINT CARE OF BOTH PARENTS AS IT SHOULD BE TO OUR CHILDREN. IN FACT YOUR CASE AND THE THESIS YOU ARE USING TO SUPPORT THE PRESENT STATUS QUO ARE SIMPLY A SUGGESTION THAT THE DOCTORS THAT HANDLED THESE CASES ARE EITHER INCOMPETENT OR GOING AFTER MONEY RATHER THAN PROPER STANDARD OF CARE SO THIS IS AN ISSUE THAT YOU HAVE TO REFERE TO YOUR PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND MEDICAL BOARD. IRONICALLY YOUR CASE CLEARLY SUPPORTS THE NERMEEN'S POSITION AND MY POSITION AS WELL BECAUSE HUSBAND AND WIFE COMBININED WERE EQUALLY PART OF THE CARE OF YOUR CHILDREN AS IT SHOULD BE. YOUR EXAMPLE THEREFORE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE FACT THAT SHARIA LAW INTERVENTION IN CHILDREN'S CARE IS NEITHER CORRECT NOR DOES IT HAS A PLACE IN CLINICAL MEDICINE. AS YOU CAN SEE, YOUR WIFE FOLLOWED THE RIGHT CARDINAL RULES OF FAMILY DYNAMICS OF WORKING TOGETHER. SHE IS VERY SMART ENOUGH NOT TO CONCENT TO MAJOR CLINICAL INTERVENTION WITHOUT THE IMPUT OF BOTH OF YOU WHICH IS CONTRARY TO THE JORDANIAN RULES OF CARING FOR CHILDREN BASED OF FATHERS RULES AND INTENT. I AM MARRIED AND MY WIFE HAS A DOCTORATE DEGREE IN NURSING AND TWO MASTERS DEGREES AND I AM A MEDICAL DOCTOR AND WE HAVE ALWAYS DECIDED TOGETHER HOW AND WHERE TO TAKE CARE OF OUR SON WHICH IS THE NATURAL WAY THAT IT SHOULD BE. IS MR HATEM SAYING THAT THIS SHARIA-DIRECTED PROTOCOL IS OK?. OR ARE YOU SAYING THAT WHAT HAS KEEPT MEDICAL FRAUD IN CHECK IN JORDAN IS THE SYSTEM OF MEN ALONE DECIDING ANY TREATMENT TYPE?. IT IS ALSO NOT FAIR TO INFERE THAT JORDANIAN DOCTORS ARE INCOMPETENT BECAUSE IT IS NOT TRUE BY ANY STANDARD. I KNOW A LOT OF THEM INCLUDING MY SISTER IN LAW WHO IS ONE OF THE BEST PEDIATRICIANS IN THE WORLD. I HAVE BEEN IN OR DURING OPEN HEART SURGERY AT KING HUSSEN MEDICAL CENTER IN AMMAN AND THE SURGICAL TEAM AND THE NURSES WERE THE BEST BY ANY MEASUREMENT SO JORDANIAN DOCTORS ARE AMONG THE BEST IN THE WORLD BUT WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THAT REGION IS CULTURAL CONFOUNDING ISSUES. MY DEAR, THERE IS A MAJOR PUBLIC HEALTH PROBLEM WHEN MEN AND ONLY MEN BECOME THE SOLE DICTECTOR OF HOW A CHILD SHOULD BE TREATED WHITHOUT THEIR MOTHER'S IMPUT. IT IS MORALLY WRONG, LEGALLY WRONG, CLINICALLY A NO NO, AND A FORM OF GENDER BASHING AND CHILD ENDENGERMENT. THERE IS NO WAY TO DEFEND THIS BECAUSE IT IS DEPRIVATION OF BOTH CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS. YOU SHOULD TRUST YOUR HEALTH SYSTEM BUT MUST ALWAYS ASK QUESTIONS AS WE DO IN THE WEST SO THIS IS NOT LIMITTED TO JORDAN AND YOUR WIFE DID WELL. BY THE WAY, ARE YOU SAYING THAT SUCH SYSTEM AS MEN AND ONLY MEN SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MEDICAL DECESION IS CORRECT?.
THANKS GOD THAT WE HAVE A SMART AND COURAGEOUS WOMAN AS NERMEEN MURAD THAT HAS DEVOTED HER TIME AND EFFORT TO FISH OUT FACTS FROM FICTIIONS IN ALL FORMS OF INJUSTICES AGAINST ALL JORDANIANS MEN OR WOMEN , BOYS OR GIRLS SO THAT WE CAN RE-THINK ANY OLD PROTOCOL BASED ON FEAR AND OTHER FORMS OF PHOBIA DIRECTED AGAINST WOMEN IN OUR SOCIETY. NOW WE HAVE THIS ISSUE ON THE RADER, ITS TIME TO CORRECT IT AS WE DID ON THE ARTICLE 108 OR 109?? WE CAN NOT CONTINUE TO LIVE IN THE DARK AGES BUT TO FOLLOW THE VISION AND WISDOM OF OUR NOBLE KING. THIS IS 2018 AND WOMEN VOTE, GO TO SCHOOLS, ARE TEACHERS, DOCTORS, PILOTS AND THE LIST GOES ON. ARE YOU NOT HAPPY TO SEE WOMEN AND GIRLS WORLD CUP COMPETITION IN AMMAN. SINCE THE LAT ONE, HEAVEN HAS NOT COME DOWN BECAUSE JORDANIAN GIRLS PLAYED FOOTBALL. YOUR LAST TWO AMBASSADORS IN USA ARE ALL WOMEN, BRILLIANT AND VERY EFFECTIVE AND CONTINUE TO BE SO AND CONTRIBUTING TOWARDS A BETTER KINGDOM AND QUEST TO MAKE JORDAN GREAT AGAIN. MAY BE MR HATEM CAN RESPOND TO THIS SO THAT WE CAN BOTH HELP OUR LOVELY JORDAN GET UP TO DATE.

If the laws were to be tailored according to the way you wanted it to be stitched my daughter would by now have three needless operations and she isn't even 22 years of age. The first time my wife took her to the doctor when she was four or five they told her that she needs to have her tonsils removed because they are repeatedly getting infected and it is the only way to finish this problem once and for all.Luckily she called me at my job and I immediately rushed to the hospital and had a heart to heart conversation with the surgeon that was supposed to perform the operation. He assured me that it won't be life threatening or anything and she will be well in a matter of week time.I then spoke to the hospital administration and asked them to postpone the operation few more days until I seek a second and third opinion.I did a little research on my own and concluded that tonsils have tendencies to get infected for people at young age and as they grow older the infection will go away and the patient will retain their original tonsils and live happily ever after. I then went back and told the surgeon that we don't want the operation performed and I want my daughter discharged from the hospital immediately. He promptly discharged her intact.The second time around few years later my daughter was vomiting, had a fever and not feeling well at all. She was only 9.My wife took her to the hospital and I went to my work as my job didn't permit me to take too many days off unless it was an absolute emergency. In any event when they examined her at the emergency room they immediately determined that she had to have her appendix taken out before it ruptures.Once again I rushed to the hospital and interviewed the surgeon in charge of doing the scalping and he too assured me that the operation must be performed because it pauses a life threatening situation for my daughter. Once again I told him that I need to seek a second opinion before I give him my consent to go a head with the operation. I did few phone calls and spoke with other doctors and explained to them the diagnosis. Their answer was that the appendix has nothing to do with the diagnosis at hand and I shouldn't give the surgeon the consent to do the appendectomy. I asked the hospital to immediately discharge my daughter without any operations and we went home. she recovered few days later and hasn't complain about any pain ever since that day. The third time around I was outside Jordan on a business trip and when I returned my wife told me that our only daughter had some kind of extra flesh in her nose that is obstructing her breathing and she needs to have that flesh removed to improve her breathing. we were supposed to interview the surgeon so he can explain the procedure before he operates and get our consent.We went for an interview after I returned from my trip and once again I pressured the doctor to tell me that it is absolutely essential that he removes the flesh that was blocking her breathing, he stuttered in his replies and for the third time I told my wife that we aren't doing no operation and the diagnosis were bogus.I told the physician to cancel the scheduled operation and we went home. Today my daughter is 21, she is breathing fine, she still have her appendix and her tonsils intact and she isn't complaining about any other health problems as a matter of fact she won the first place in track and field which requires a lot of running that affects the breathing and the the appendix. So there you have it a true story from my own life. Had things were left for my wife to make the final decision my daughter would have 3 operations on her record before she become an adult. My wife is highly educated lady, I'm sure that she wanted the best for our daughter but the final decision by me saved my daughter 3 times from going under the scalpel. It isn't always wise to let the woman make serious health care decisions, they go by their emotions more than their rationale . I am against those women advocates that want to have the law changed so they can do whatever they want to do with their children. It is wrong and it should be left alone and always have male subject to make the final decision it is much better for everyone involved.My wife was angry with me every time I canceled the surgery but luckily I didn't mind absorbing her anger for the sake of our daughter's well being.

WHEN I THOUGHT THAT I HAVE BEEN DESENSITIZED FROM WHAT I ALREADY KNOW, HERE COMES THE BOMBSHELL AND CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY. WHEN THE POLITICS OF RELIGION COLLIDES WITH CHILD CARE, UPBRINGING AND WELFARE OF CHILDREN, THEN IT IS NO LONGER REGARDED AS GENDER ISSUE BUT CRIME AGAINST CHILDREN WHICH IS/ARE THE MAJOR PART OF THE INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS TREATIES THAT JORDAN RATIFIED AND SIGNED. IF WHAT IS WRITTEN ON THIS ARTICLE IS IN FACT TRUE, THEN JORDAN DOES NOT DESERVE A PENNY FROM THE TAX PAYERS MONEY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA BECAUSE IT FLIES IN THE FACE OF OUR LAWS, CONSTITUTIONS AND ALL THE BONDING OF INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP AND I WILL FOWARD THIS ARTICLE TO THE CONGRESIONAL BRANCH OF WOMEN REPRESENTATIVE, OFFICE OF TRUMP'S HUMAN RIGHT DIVISION AND TO THE UNITED NATION GENERAL ASSEMBLY OFFICE OR HAND DELIVER IT MYSELF UNLESS THE RESPONSIBLE MINISTRY REBUTLE THIS INFORMATION WHICH I WILL BET ANYTHING THAT HIS MAJESTY DOES NOT IN ANY WAY KNOWS ANYTHING ABOUT THIS. THERE IS NO WAY THAT HE WILL TOLORATE IT IN ANY WAY AND FORM. I AM IN SHOCK, DISTURBED AND ABOUT TO THROW UP. IF I MAY ASK, WHAT DOES THE JORDANIAN MEDICAL COUNCIL AND/OR THE ASSOCIATION SAY ABOUT THIS?. GRADUATION FROM ANY MEDICAL SCHOOL IMPLIES THAT SUCH DOCTOR(S) SHOULD HAVE TAKE AN OATH OF DOING NO HARM. AGAIN, IF THIS PRINT IS TRUE, I DO NOT HAVE ANY CONFIDENCE IN ANY PRACTICING PHISICIAN IN JORDAN NEVER MIND CONTINUING WITH PROMOTION OF JORDAN FOR MEDICAL TOURISM. ISOLATION AND/OR EXCLUSION OF MOTHERS FROM MAKING ANY MEDICAL DECESSION FOR THEIR CHILDREN IS AN INTERNATIONAL CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY. HOW CAN THIS BE TRUE? IN USA, IT IS A CRIMINAL ACT FOR A PRACTICING PHYSICIAN TO ACCEPT THIS THIS STANDARD OF PRICTICE WHICH SHOULD BE AGAINST THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND PRACTICE. WHY, WHY, AND WHY ARE WE STILL LIVING IN DARKNESS ???????????????
POLITICALLY, THERE ARE THREE BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT WHICH SHALL HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH RELIGION AS THERE ARE BIG WALLS OF SEPERATION BETWEEN RELIGION AND STATE. DO NOT GET ME WRONG BECAUSE RELIGION DOES MATTER AND TEND TO INFLUENCE OUR LIVES IN POSITIVE WAYS BUT NOT TO DICTATE THEM NEVER MIND TO THE EXTENT OF EXPOSING CHILDREN TO DOUBLE PUBLIC HEALTH JEOPADY. IRONICALLY, EVER SINCE I HAVE KNOWN JORDAN AND LIVE IN IT, I HAVE NOTHING BUT PRAISES BECAUSE ONE HARDLY KOWN WHO IS WHO WHEN IT COMES TO RELIGION, RACE AND NATIONALITY BUT WHAT I NEVER KNEW IS THAT THE INTOLORANCE OF WOMEN AND GENDER BASHING IS WORST IN JORDAN THAN EVEN IN COUNTRIES WHERE WOMEN COULD NOT START THEIR ENGINES TO DRIVE. I AM ASHAMED OF THIS. WHAT IS VERY ASTONISHING ABOUT THIS IS THAT IN ALMOST ALL COUNTRIES THAT I KNOW, WOMEN ( MOTHERS ) ARE THE PRIMARY CARE GIVERS AND PROXY OF THEIR CHILDREN EVEN WHEN THEIR FATHERS ARE CLINITIANS. IN FACT, ONE OF MY PROFESSORS IN PEDIATICS IN MEDICAL SCHOOL TOLD US IN A JOKING MANNER BUT ABSOLUTELY MENT IT IS AS FOLLOW: IF YOU GET A CALL FROM THE MOTHER OF YOUR PATIENT, TRY TO FIND OUT WHAT IS GOING ON BUT BE AWARE THAT IN MOST CASES, MOTHERS OVER-RECAT BUT WHEN YOU GET A CALL FROM THE FATHER OF YOUR PATIENT, RUN BECAUSE IT IS VERY VERY SERIOUS BECAUSE FATHERS TEND NOT TO INTERFERE OR EVEN KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THE KIDS EXCEEPT WHE THEY ARE DRESSED, HAPPY AND PLAYING. NOT ONLY THAT THIS IS VERY TRUE, IT IS AN EQUAL OPPURTUNITY BIOLOGY ACROSS ALL NATIONS IRRESPECTIVE OF RACE AND RILIGION. " I AM SORRY MY FRIENDS AND IN LAWS TO PROFESSIONALLY STATE THAT NEITHER THE BIBLE, SHARIA OR ANY OTHER FORM OF RELIGION CAN OR SHALL UNILATERALLY DICTATE OUR CHILDREN'S PUBLIC HEALTH STANDARD. HOW ABOUT CHRISTIANS AND OTHER RELIGIOUS SECTS IN JORDAN, DOES SHARIA ALSO COMES INTO THE EQUATION? SHAME ALSO TO ALL THE WESTERN POWERS THAT HAVE EXCELLENT RELATIONS WITH JORDAN AND TURNS BLIND EYES ON THE HEALTH AND WELBEING OF CHILDREN BUT PUMPS IN MONEY INTO GUNS AND BOMBS. TO EXTRAPULATE THE COMMON MEDICAL DOCTRINE THAT BOTH MOTHER AND FATHER SHALL MAKE EQUAL AND RESPECTABLE DECESIONS ABOUT THEIR CHILDREN'S MEDICAL NEEDS TO HOMOSEXUALITY IS AN INSULT TO THE SAME HANDS TO FEED THEM. NO ONE EVEN KNOWS THE INCIDENT AND PREVELENCE RATES OF HOMOSEXUALITY AMONG NATIONS. THAT WE IN THE WEST PROMOTE AND OR WANTS OUR CHILDREN TO SELECT ANY FORM OF SEXUAL PREFERENCES IS AN INSULT OF THE FIRST ORDER. I DO HAVE SOME IDEAS OF WHAT THE LITERATURE SAYS AND LOTS OF PEOPLE WITH THE SAME DELUTIONAL IDEAS WILL BE IN PANIC AND SHOCK IF STATE IT HERE BUT JORDAN IS FULL OF WELL EDUCATED MEN AND WOMEN AND THEY CAN LOOK IT UP. BRINGING UP AND USING SUCH OUTLIERS AS "SEX CHANGE OPERATION" IN THE WEST AS A REASON TO PUNISH AND SUBJECT CHILDREN TO SUB-STANDARD CARE IS A SIN OF ITS OWN AND NOT WORTHY OF BEING A SUBJECT IN THE YEAR 2018. IF THIS IS THE LOCUS OF THE IMPLIED RELIGIOUS FEAR, WHO IS MOST LIKELY TO RUN A FOUL OF IT, FATHERS OR MOTHERS?. MOST MOTHERS DO NOT HAVE MULTIPLE WIFES AND CONCUBINES BUT HUSBANDS DO WITH IMPUNITY AS WELL AS CLAIMING RELIGIOUS RIGHTS FOR IT. THE TIME HAS COME WHEN JORDANIAN WOMEN SHOULD STOP USING THE WORD " ACTIVISTS " AS A GROUP OF WOMEN FIGHTING INJUSTICE, HUMILIATIONS, MAL-TREATMENT OF THEIR CHILDREN AND IN FACT WAR AGAINST THE WORST FOR OF HUMILIATION AND IMPRISONMENT OF WOMEN. IT IS TIME FOR THEM TO STOP ALL FORMS OF NEGOCIATIONS WITH EITHER THE HOUSE OR ANY IRRESPONSIBLE USE OF POWER OF TESTESTORONE. THEY SHOULD TAKE THEIR CASE TO THE INTERNATIONAL BODY.
IN SUMMARY, I AM NOT EVEN A JORDANIAN BUT LOVES THE COUNTRY FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART AND WITH EVERY THING THAT I HAVE TO OFFER FROM PUBLIC RELATION PROMOTION OF JORDAN TO MAKING SURE THAT MY VOTES AND SUPPORT GOES TO ANY POLITICIAN WHO WILL AND SUPPORT MY IN LAWS AND PLEASE DOT BLUNT THIS PROJECTILE WITH THE FRICTIONAL FORCES OF THE DARK AGES. JORDANIAN MEN DOES NOT OWN JORDANIAN WOMEN BECAUSE WOMEN OWN JORDAN AS MUCH AS MEN DO. I CAN TELL YOU THAT THIS NEWS PRINT IS A POLITICAL DYNAMITE AND AN INTERNATIONAL HALL OF SHAME. I WILL LOVE TO HEAR FROM MY IN LAWS AND FRIENDS TO WEIGH IN ON THIS INJUSTICE OF HUMANITY TO MAN. IT IS TIME TO CHANE THE STATUA QUO.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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