Countries all over the world are progressing forward in granting their citizens more freedom of speech, while you, our beloved Prime Minister, are taking us back in time with your sponatneous laws that only helps in restricting our progress of trying to follow up the level of democracy other countries around the world achieved.
You haven’t even been loyal to your oath of following the Kings guidance in taking care of this country. The king has made it clear on various occaisons that the sky is the limit to the freedom of speech in Jordan, and yet, you can’t see the message. Instead of giving more freedom to our printed publications which suffer from major problems in creativity due to your publications law, you decide to extend your backward law to cover online outlets!
My dear Prime Minister, what has been acceptable decades ago, is NOT acceptable now. We have in Jordan very high literacy ratio. People are much more knowledgable than before. We value our right of freedom of speech as much as we value our right to have water and food.
Jordan has been a role model in the middle east with its democratic process. We have always been aware that we haven’t yet achieved the level of Switzerland or Sweden, but we have always consoled ourselves that we are at least moving forward. We have always enjoyed a partial freedom, and always worked on expanding it. You just can’t be the one to set us back.
It is sad that you have let it reached to this point. King Abdullah has came up twice this year in public declaring his annoyance of the way you and your team are dealing with issues. First it was the fuel prices problem, and then it happened againt for other grocery products price problem. I wonder if you are willing to test his patience and made him appear for a third time to set you straight of his vision of Jordan. I believe that “the sky is the limit” should be blunt enough for you. If not, God help you…
We won’t let anyone eat from our achievments so far.
We’ ll keep on progressing no matter what kind of obstacles you or any other try to place in our way.