Hal Ta3lam – Do you know that in Jordan (and Jordan only?) you have the ability to sue anyone around the world according to our local penal code or Press and Publication Law?
So while some *smart* men find it as a chance to get to journalists and editors involved in the republication of offensive caricatures depicting the Prophet Mohammad.
Others would just be creative and pursue whom ever they wish to prosecute around the world
I bet there is someone out there who is dreaming of bringing George Bush to justice? No?
and I am sure that there are many who are ready to sue Madonna for her indecent performances?
What about that couple in Rome who were kissing shamelessly in a public area? Can’t I sue them according to my local law? Hell I can! I am a Jordanian citizen, right?
Our law is so cool guys!
But there is a catch!
I think that the international law may conflict with our local law, and while we can win a case against a citizen of another country in Jordan, that would leave the government in a an awkward situation where it has to apply the local verdicts on citizens of other countries and risking diplomatic and political crisis
Do we really care?