Don't fool yourself, Jordan does not care about Palestinians
Published 05/01/2017 | 02:30
In the recent past, I have supported Dr Munjed Farid Al Qutob (Irish Independent, January 4) in his determination to separate nihilistic Islamists from the vast majority of their Muslim co-religionists who are law-abiding and peace-loving citizens of their host Western state.
However, as a historian, I have to absolutely depart from this supportive position when it comes to his resolute campaign which depicts King Abdullah II of Jordan as a utopian visionary, who holds the keys to a moral and peaceful solution to the ongoing tragedy of the Palestinian people.
This is revisionism of the most cynical kind. The Hashemite Kingdom was, and remains, as concerned and indifferent to genuine Palestinian grievances as any other Arab state.