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Jordan’s Secular Opposition: Plan B for Jordan

For the first time, the Palestinians engaged fully in the protests, calling for toppling the regime.
Can King Abdullah II of Jordan be saved?

Can King Abdullah II of Jordan be saved?

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A famous London-based TV anchor who works for a well-known Arab TV station confirmed to the author that guests can buy up to “one hour of airtime in the form of an interview for $1,000-$1,500 donation,” and the TV network would present “the donor” as “a political guest being interviewed.”

JCORF estimates it will need a total of 30 TV appearances for its members to gain the proper exposure and encounter the Muslim Brotherhood’s capable media arms such as the London-based Al-Hewar TV network with a base of more than two million viewers [52] and Al-Yarmouk TV, owned and operated by the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood [53]

PROVIDING INTERNET ACCESSIBILITY

The internet and social media have played a major role in the Arab Spring. The significance of those stems from their ability to bring together distant groups and unifying the public. [54].

Social media networking can also lead to further global media attention; according to a Freedom House report: “The Egyptian revolution received widespread media coverage during the Arab Spring not only because of Egypt’s position as a main political hub in the Middle East and North Africa, but also because activists were using different forms of media to communicate the events of the movement to the world. While the Egyptian government employed numerous tactics to suppress the uprising’s roots online—including by shutting down internet connectivity, cutting off mobile communications, imprisoning dissenters, blocking media websites, confiscating newspapers, and disrupting satellite signals in a desperate measure to limit media coverage—online dissidents were able to evade government pressure and spread their cause through social-networking websites”.[55]

Economically challenged, JCORF activists are in need of s secure communications method and a connection to the internet such as laptops and/or smartphones.

A significant advantage of smartphones is the fact that they can capture videos and images of the events and upload them to the internet, thus establishing the significance and sustaining the presence of for JCORF and the secular opposition in general.

References: [1] Mudar Zahran, ” More Trouble in Jordan” Gatestone Institute, New York, N.Y., November. 23, 2012. [2] The Independent, November. 15, 2012. [3] Al-Jazeera (Doha), November. 15, 2012. [4] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19kG2ZtkfGc, November. 16, 2012. [5] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1lj-fPmtsE&feature=share], November. 18, 2012. [6] Awa2el., November 15, 2012. [7] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9KUyUQXQoE, November . 16, 2012 [8] Mudar Zahran, ” More Trouble in Jordan” Gatestone Institute, New York, N.Y., November. 23, 2012. [9] Al-Jazeera (Doha), November. 15, 2012. [10] Mudar Zahran, ” More Trouble in Jordan” Gatestone Institute, New York, N.Y., November. 23, 2012. [11] Al-Jazeera (Doha), November. 16, 2012. [12] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WG2QFt1i7qk&feature=share], November. 16, 2012 [13] Ammon News, November 19, 2012. [14] Alsawt News, November 18, 2012. [15] Awni Jadu al-Ubaydi, Jama’at al-Ikhwan al-Muslimin fi al-Urdunn wa-Filastin, 1945-1970 (Amman: Safahat Ta’arikhiyya, 1991), pp. 38-41. [16] Mudar Zahran, “Jordan Is Palestinian” Middle East Quarterly, Winter 2012, pp. 3–12 [17] CNN Arabic, Dec. 26, 2012. [18] Mudar Zahran, “Jordan: In Bed With Islamists” Gatestone Institute, New York, N.Y., Jan. 31, 2011. [19] Awni Jadu al-Ubaydi, Jama’at al-Ikhwan al-Muslimin fi al-Urdunn wa-Filastin, 1945-1970 (Amman: Safahat Ta’arikhiyya, 1991), pp. 38-41. [20] The New York Times, Nov. 16, 2012. [21] The Independent, Nov. 16, 2012. [22] Mudar Zahran, “Is Jordan the Hashemite-Occupied Palestine?” The Jerusalem Post, Oct. 22, 2012. [23] David Fox and Katrina Sammour, ” Disquiet on the Jordanian Front” Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington, D.C., Sept. 27, 2012. [24] The Washington Times, Nov. 15, 2012. [25] Sky News Arabia, Oct. 23, 2012. [26] Mudar Zahran, ” More Trouble in Jordan” Gatestone Institute, New York, N.Y., November. 23, 2012. [27] Courtney Freer and Shadi Hamid, “How Stable Is Jordan?” Brookings Doha Center, Doha, Qatar., Nov. , 2011. [28] AFP, Nov. 16, 2012. [29] Reuters, Nov. 16, 2012. [30] The US Department of State, Nov. 15, 2012 [31] BBC, Nov. 16, 2012. [32] BBC, Nov. 14, 2011. [33] Quaker United Nations Office, “Traditional Cultural Practices and Small Arms in the Middle East: Problems and Solutions.”, Geneva, Nov., 2002. [34] Samer Libdeh, “The Hashemite Kingdom of Apartheid?” The Jerusalem Post, Apr. 26, 2010. [35] WikiLeaks, “Secret US Embassy Cables”. 2010. Retrieved Jan. 1, 2013. [36] Jeremy M. Sharp, “Jordan: Background and U.S. Relations”. Congressional Research Service, Oct. 3, 2012. [37] al-Arabiya News, Nov. 12, 2012. [38] CNN, Nov. 13, 2012. [39] Aljazeera English, Nov. 19, 2012. [40] The Wall Street Journal, Nov. 12, 2012. [41] The Week, Dec. 13, 2012. [42] The Guardian, March 18, 2013. [43] BBC, Nov. 20, 2012. [44] BBC, Dec. 12, 2012. [45] Fox News, Dec. 11,2012. [46] Kamal S. Salibi, The Modern history of Jordan, 1945-1970 (Macmillan, 1998), p. 104. [47] Reuters, Nov. 5, 2012. [48] The Guardian, Sep. 2, 2011. [49] The Guardian, Sep. 22, 2011. [50] The Wall Street Journal, June 2, 2011. [51] Courtney Freer and Shadi Hamid, “How Stable Is Jordan?” Brookings Institute Doha Center, Doha, Qatar., Nov. , 2011. [52] Elizabeth Blade, “The Muslim Brotherhood – Israel and Europe, Beware!” Israel Today, Nov. 1, 2012. [53] Ammon News, May 21, 2012. [54] Andy Williamson, “Social Media and the New Arab Spring“, Hansard Society, London, UK, [55] http://www.freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-net/2012/Egypt

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About the Author: Mudar Zahran is a Palestinian writer and academic from Jordan, who now resides in the UK as a political refugee.


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3 Responses to “Jordan’s Secular Opposition: Plan B for Jordan”

  1. this is an important document

  2. Marty Mensch says:

    This is very promising. I would like to see him repace the PA & Abass, which is not working. & than take all those that do not want to live in a Jewish State with us to Jordan with him. We should help with in Jordan. He sounds that he just might be the one that will bring real Peace to the entire region with our help.

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