Have a look at this interesting photos from Jordan than have been taken on
king Abdullah’s birthday ceremony. Women police also participated in the public
and ceremonial parade, displaying their skills and abilities together with their
male colleges. Indeed, the position of a woman in the Middle East will remain a
mystery for the West, and it will always be difficult for us to understand their
different and often opposite beliefs. Just have a look at what some of these
women are wearing on their heads, it looks contradictory for people on the West.
On the other hand, probably when they look at us, they find even more
contradictions and are taken aback by some of our manners and traditions. But,
if we hope to have peace in Iraq or in the Middle East anytime soon, we will
have to learn to live together and to accept that we are not all the same. Our
task today is to learn to live with our neighbors and except the differences in
this small world. Maybe, making the world a global village wasn’t such a great
idea after all.
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 23 March 2010 )