Response To Religion Article – Article Example
Reflection: Jordan Protests Wherever in the world there were revolutions there always was a tyrannical king or a ruler who had exerted his power over the masses to the extent where the people started suffering in terms of their living standards. King Abdullah II seems to be the same mitigating factor for the Jordanians; he has abandoned the parliamentary system, his reign has brought the country inflation along with a shortage of jobs for the young adults as well as making the entire country suffer economically. Moreover, the people who had kept quiet for a while are now protesting against his rule, which I believe is a clear sign of a failure at King Abdullah’s ruling strategy (Sidner and Fantz).
Furthermore, what seems more questionable is that Abdullah has taken most of the power in his own hands, which sounds like more of a threat as well as catastrophic to the already withering economy. However, it is important to note that the King, in general, rules the people for their welfare and benefits, whereas in this situation the people have started protesting against the rule that calls for a political change in the ruling strategy of the king (Sidner and Fantz).
However, it remains a question that being an Islamic country and following the codes of Islam it must be kept in mind that the religion does not have the concept of kings and discourages the ruling of the sort that prevalent in Jordan lately. Thus, the king needs to exert less power and re-introduce the parliament so that the more people can contribute to the economy.
Sidner, S and A. Fantz. "Thousands rally for political change in Jordan." CNN World (2012).