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Posted on Nov 26, 2016

King Abdullah II of Jordan – a role model in betrayal – visits Australia

King Abdullah II of Jordan – a role model in betrayal – visits Australia


Between talks of another regional alliance with the United States – a continued commitment to a long standing neo-“Hashemite” tradition of  traitorous agency to Western powers – and co-operation with Russia in killing Muslims in Syria, King Abdullah II of Jordan has found time to make it to Australia to rub shoulders with its political and economic elite and enjoy some light tourism. This visit comes forty years after the visit of his equally treacherous father, King Hussein, to Australia in 1976.

Included in “his Majesty’s” busy itinerary in Australia were a meeting with some of the local Muslim community’s best friends: Attorney-General George Brandis and Justice Minister Michael Keenan. Abdullah is here to exchange tips with them on counter-terrorism. No doubt, then, Brandis and Keenan’s qualifications as seasoned haters of Muslims, first in the Abbott regime and now in Turnbull’s, were an important consideration in Abdullah’s choice of interlocutors.

An equally, perhaps more, important part of his trip to Australia is to just let his hair down as a tourist. For this lofty purpose, accompanying him on his trip were his wife, Rania, and two sons, Ali and Hashim. Together they cruised the Sydney Harbour and toured the National Arboretum, National Portrait Gallery and War Memorial Museum in Canberra, happily signing guestbooks and laying wreaths.

Like all the traitorous rulers in the Muslim World, Abdullah not only has time for cheap enjoyment as Syria burns under the brutality of Assad and Russian bombs and Palestine aches under the chains of occupation, making alliances with Western governments whose anti-Islamic agenda is clear as day is also routine business. Hence, nothing about Abdullah’s visit is surprising in the least. It is instructive, nonetheless, for those who still hold on to the fancy that there is even a shred of good in these rulers, or an ounce of concern for Islam and Muslims. Indeed, for someone who has repeatedly claimed the moral and Islamic high ground on the basis of his Hashemite lineage and supposed “concern” for “Islamic tradition”, King Abdullah continues to show a prounounced lack of concern for anything to do with the Muslim struggle, whether in his region, or here in Australia.

Abdullah also met Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The two issued each other and their selves the highest congratulations in a public statement on Wednesday. They cited their signatures on a “Joint Declaration on Enhanced Cooperation”, among other platitudes to “global security” and national prosperity, and condemnations of “division and violence” (not including the sort inflicted by them and their allies, of course).

Jordanian King Abdullah ll (right) shakes hands with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull ahead of a bilateral meeting at Parliament House in Canberra, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016.

Jordanian King Abdullah ll (right) shakes hands with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull ahead of a bilateral meeting at Parliament House in Canberra, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016.

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is one of our closest partners in the Middle East and you and your family have led your kingdom and your people with great wisdom in the midst of the most challenging region in the world. – Malcolm Turnbull

King Abdullah also took part in an interview with Tony Jones on Lateline, in which he made clear that he sees himself as part of a “global solution” in terms of ensuring “global security”, aligning himself with “anti-terror initiatives” of the war on terror. His rhetoric on this front, reminiscent of the lazy narrative Muslims have long ago seen through, was indistinguishable from that of any Western leader.

I think the destruction of ISIS should be everybody’s priority. And I keep saying this is where the global war is today. We look at it as a war, a civil war inside of Islam, but we can’t do it without the help of Christians and Jews and other religions and other nations because this thing is not just located in Syria or Iraq, it’s in Libya we’re dealing with Boko Haram and Shabab you have the Al Taliban and in this neck of the woods you also have your challenges. – King Abdullah

He also mentioned in the interview that he had a phone conversation with Donald Trump in which he felt very good synergy, and that the Trump administration should be given the benefit of the doubt.


A continuation of a recent record

Embarrassing subservience to the British specifically but the West generally is nothing new to the King or indeed his family. With Jordan situated in the heart of a Muslim world rife with problems, he has barely ever lifted a finger in favour of Muslims, despite constant overtures to the contrary.

In fact, all he has ever done – much like his compatriots in other Muslim lands – is strengthen the hands of those who harm Muslims. Take, for instance, his gravitation towards the Russians as well as the Americans when it comes to Syria, with Jordan assisting both powers in their bombardment.

Bereft of principles: Jordan has co-operated with the Russians, who continue to massacre Muslims in Syria.

Bereft of principles: Jordan has co-operated with the Russians, who continue to massacre Muslims in Syria, within the parameters of the broader US agenda for the region.

While working actively with Russia, Jordan has been careful not to jeopardise its long-running subservience to the United States.

Abdullah shares a light moment with a close friend.

The Israelis benefit economically from Jordan, while with regards to the oppression of the Palestinians, the Jordanian regime has had nothing to offer expect woeful impotence. The French also count the Jordanian regime as a close ally in their so called fight against “extremism” and “terrorism”, which is in no uncertain terms a fight against Islam and Muslims in general.

In both symbolic and real terms, Jordan's relationship with Israel continues to be one of its most treacherous when it comes to the interests of the Ummah and to Palestinians in particular.

In both symbolic and real terms, Jordan’s relationship with Israel continues to be one of its most treacherous when it comes to the interests of the Ummah and to Palestinians in particular.


A broader history of betrayal

King Abdullah received formal military training in the UK’s Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, which also counts leaders of Oman, Bahrain and the U.A.E among its graduates, as well as Syrian army officials and key players in the Egyptian coup against Morsi that left hundreds (if not thousands) dead. This strong relationship with Britain was, however, a legacy of deep ties forged at the height of the Arab betrayal of Ottoman Turks between Britain and its key agents during the infamous “Arab Revolt”.

King Abdullah attends the Great Arab Revolt Centennial military parade, celebrating the betrayal of the Arab legions against the Ottoman Caliphate.

King Abdullah attends the Great Arab Revolt Centennial military parade, celebrating the betrayal of the Arab legions against the Ottoman Caliphate.

Relations between Jordanian intelligence services and the CIA are considerably strong, with a 2010 incident shedding light on the extent of American influence, and CIA officials are also stationed in the Amman headquarters of Jordanian intelligence. Indeed, Jordan has positioned itself as an “intelligence stronghold” in the Muslim world, which is no mean feat considering the record of strong-arm intelligence agencies across the length and breadth of modern autocratic “Muslim” nation states.

Internally, King Abdullah seeks to silence any dissenting voices, a particularly Islamic ones. He has a track record of jailing political opponents and those who call out his servitude to foreign powers. Only in September this year, sweeping arrests led to the imprisonment of 15 members of Hizb ut-Tahrir after the Hizb campaigned against the increasing secularisation of the Jordanian education curriculum – this is one recent example of an ongoing trend. This is not only limited to Hizb ut-Tahrir, but many Islamic groups and movements who account this Western lackey and his government, including the likes of Sheikh Abu Muhammad Al Maqdisi, Abu Qatadah, and Dr Iyad Qunaibi, to name but a few.

Some of the dozens of members of Hizb ut-Tahrir arrested recently by the Jordanian regime. The Hizb has been a loud voice condemning the Jordanian governments ongoing removal of Islamic themes from the education curricula of the country.

Some of the dozens of members of Hizb ut-Tahrir arrested recently by the Jordanian regime. The Hizb has been a loud voice condemning the Jordanian governments ongoing removal of Islamic themes from the education curricula of the country.


This visit to Australia is just an example of the Jordanian regime’s desperate desire to continue its approval by Western governments, albeit even those as insignificant on the global scene as Australia. The entire affair was one of flattering the Australian government, going so far as the King saying that he empathises with Australia’s appalling immigration and border protection policies, the same one roundly condemned as inhumane around the world. Little wonder, then, given all the above, that the mainstream media lapped up the royal couple and their visit, portraying them as positive role models – the perfect Muslims, moulded in the Western image.

Humiliating appeals to partnering with Australia on the anti-terror front and not a single word against Australia’s increasingly hostile attitude towards Muslims are perhaps an apt metaphor for the incompetence that has come to define the rulers of the Muslim world.

May Allah (SWT) rid the Muslim World of such cowards and replace them with real leaders who seek honour with Allah and His deen, not with His enemies.

{بَشِّرِ الْمُنَافِقِينَ بِأَنَّ لَهُمْ عَذَابًا أَلِيمًا • الَّذِينَ يَتَّخِذُونَ الْكَافِرِينَ أَوْلِيَاءَ مِنْ دُونِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ أَيَبْتَغُونَ عِنْدَهُمُ الْعِزَّةَ فَإِنَّ الْعِزَّةَ لِلَّهِ جَمِيعًا}
“Give the hypocrites the ‘good news’ that for them there is a painful punishment – those who take the disbelievers for allies rather than the believers. Are they seeking honor in their company? But, indeed, all honor belongs to Allah.” (al-Nisa: 138-9)

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