Jordan no oasis of peaceby K. Albrecht, Toronto, Ontario
I was disturbed to read the article "Jordan: An Oasis of Peace" (Dec. 1, 2009). By stating that it is "a place where peace and religious acceptance are both preached and practiced" and a place where one felt as safe as in Kansas, it sounded wonderful. If Jordan is the best model for Christian-Muslim relationships, we should all look at emigrating there.
But then the disturbing aspects start. Muslims are not allowed to convert, as Jordan is under Sharia law. Christians are not able to speak to a Muslim about faith, although Christians can convert to the Muslim faith without consequence—and, in fact, with benefits.
It felt to me that this article was biased. The article seemed to condone and accept Sharia law, which limits Christians. To say that Jordan is a tolerant and accepting society seems completely wrong.
Associated Issue: Jordan: An oasis of peace - Dec. 1, 2009
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