February 9, 2011 by Post Team
Queen Rania, (AFP) – The popular discontent in Jordan has taken a new turn with the unprecedented public criticism of the wife of King Abdullah II, Queen Rania, who is accused of “corruption” by large tribes. “We urge the king to return to the land of the Treasury and given to family farms Yassin (the queen). The earth belongs to the Jordanian people,” 36 tribal leaders said this week in a joint statement. In doing so, they broke a taboo in the desert kingdom, where criticism of the royal family is punishable by imprisonment of three years.
The palace was not available for comment on the accusation. “The events in Tunisia and Egypt have given courage to the Jordanians say publicly what they have to whisper for some time,” one politicalanlyst told AFP on condition of anonymity.
“The Arab people used to fear from their authoritarian regimes. Things have changed and now the Arab leaders fear their people. ”
A member of a large tribe said Jordanian authorities were “certain tribes lobbied for several days and told them to be careful in what they say to the international press.”
“We still have loyalty to the Hashemite throne, but we believe that King Abdullah should halt her wife and family against abuse. Otherwise, the throne could be in danger, “said he, too, without being named.
Is it good to be queen? Not these days if you are the Queen Rania of Jordan.
The wife of King Abdullah II is the target of accusations of corruption by a group of 36 indigenous tribal leaders who claim it is a “danger to the nation.”
“We urge the king to return to the land of the Treasury and given to family farms Yassin (the queen). The earth belongs to the Jordanian people,” the leaders said in a joint statement reprinted by Agence France-Presse.
Tribal leaders would be wise to watch their step, however. Open criticism of the Jordanian royal family is punishable by imprisonment for three years.
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