You’re always going to have extremists in every religion.
Today more than ever we need creative minds to address the issues of the age. And one of the most urgent is this: How can humanity know so much achieve so much and still fail so many people so badly?
The Middle East has the highest unemployment percentage of any region in the world we have the largest youth cohort of history coming into the market place that frustration does translate into the political sphere when people are hungry and without jobs.
Many will view the compromises that will be made during your negotiations as painful concessions. But why not view them as peace offerings ones that will provide in return the priceless gifts of hope security and freedom for our children and our children’s?
It’s a tremendous responsibility to be direct descendants of the prophet Muhammad. This family has had the burden of leadership on its shoulders for 1,400 years. I’m not going to drop the ball on my shift.
If you look at military and intelligence positions from the 1950s the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has always been against American national interests.
If you have a government that is elected they need to do the hard work – because if they don’t they won’t be around the next time the ballot box is open.
I think the debate in our society now is that people have to agree on zero-tolerance to terrorism.
I think the success of democracy is not really police security it’s the presence of a broad middle class. The stronger the middle class of a people is the less you have to worry about one group coming in and exploiting the democratic process for its own ends.
For me I am left leaning when it comes to health and education on the right when it comes to defense. So I don’t know where I come on the political spectrum. And I think this the challenge that a lot of Jordanians have to deal with.