King Abdullah: Muslim-Christian model of coexistence is 'unique around the world'

King Abdullah: Muslim-Christian model of coexistence is 'unique around the world'

“Every time I wake up in the morning is... can I make today a better day for my people,” His Majesty King Abdullah said in an interview with the Russian TASS News Agency released on Tuesday, February 13, and broadcast on Russia-24 Television.

Speaking to Mikhail Gusman, King Abdullah added: “So the frustration I have, in coming up to our anniversary of 20 years, is how do we protect our people and move them forward.”

His Majesty said he feels the international community has let down the Jordanian people, who have paid the price and shouldered the Syrian refugee burden and hosted other refugees that have come through.

“I am optimistic at the future, but I wish the world would maybe be a bit more sympathetic to the plight of Jordanians, and help us be able to see the light better,” the King added.

Commenting on interfaith harmony, His Majesty said the Muslim-Christian model of coexistence in Jordan is “unique around the world”.

“When it’s time for Christmas, you know, Muslims celebrate with their Christian brethren, and when it’s a Muslim holiday, the Christians come and say congratulations and also share in our festivities,” the King added.

“And I think that’s the secret of Jordan, that, I hope, permeates to other parts of the world—that we’re there for everybody,” His Majesty said.

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 14:49
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