Amidst the global chaos, particularly the latest developments in the Israel-Palestine conflict, an illuminating interview between CNN journalist Christiane Amanpour and Queen Rania of Jordan—a well-known figure recognized for her support of humanitarian efforts and peace—took place. Highlighting in the interview what the Queen describes as “glaring double standards” in how the world treats Palestinians the interview, which delved into the long-standing Palestine-Israel crises, shed light on Queen Rania’s constructive views about the current developments. Her unique perspective highlights the global community’s one-sided view of Islam, especially the people of Palestine. Also focusing on the unwarranted military action against the people of Gaza by the Israel Defense Forces in the name of national security.
Queen Rania of Jordan is widely known for her progressive thinking and for using her position to advocate for various sectors of society in Jordan and beyond. The queen herself was born to Palestinian parents in Kuwait, and her interview highlights the detailed knowledge she has about the history of both the people of Palestine and Israel. The Queen expresses her shock at how the world is responding to the out-of-control crisis in the Israel-Palestine region, focusing on the issue of how the international community is aiding Israel in defending the crimes carried out by the IDF against the defenseless citizens of Gaza in retaliation for the October 7 attacks. Queen Rania also discusses how this crisis has been in development for decades, where the oppressive policy developed by the people of Israel against the Palestinians has in the end led to the rise of rebel factions with deep hatred against the Jewish community. Queen Rania’s statement, “A Palestinian mother loves her child just as any other mother!” highlights the mainstream media’s policy of dehumanizing groups and communities that don’t align with their narrative. In this interview, Queen Rania discusses the stereotypical association of the term “terrorist” with the Muslim community. Even though, if we look at global history, there are several groups not associated with Islam that have committed acts that can be best described as terror activities, this demonstrates that the term “terrorist” lacks a universally accepted definition.
Queen Rania’s constructive opinions and views have given us a clear picture of how the mainstream media and global powers operate, especially during an international crisis. The tactics employed by mainstream media, which include dehumanizing various groups and communities in order to keep their narrative intact, reveal the dark reality of the current world order. The Queen’s concerns and questions about the current world order reveal many problems within the international community, where atrocities and imperialism are permitted if you have the financial means and complete control of the narrative. Queen Rania of Jordan makes a clear statement on the matter, and her views should be an inspiration for our leaders of the Islamic world, who are currently silent and have made no significant moves to deter Israel’s oppressive policy against the people of Palestine. The queen’s straightforward and clear statements related to the Israel-Palestine conflict should be the voice of the OIC, which was solely made to represent and protect the interests of the Islamic community.