Darius Kadivar
by Darius Kadivar

Queen Ranai of Jordan tries to Break Stereotypes on the Middle East and Arab World by connecting with Youtube users worldwide

See her youtube Page

And Official Website



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Mr. Kadivar

by Nadias on

Thank you for providing the video clip.


Solh va Doosti (paz a vosotros)

paix et amitié




by n4 (not verified) on

Anonymous6... SO??


did u know?

by Anonymous6 (not verified) on

her father in law Houssien from Jordan was the guy who fired the first shot in Iran-Iraq war after years of enjoying the benefits of being the shah


I completely agree. The

by Monarchy is for Suckers (not verified) on

I completely agree. The monarchy is an antiquated, anti-progressive institution and remnant of Iranian backwardness which the overwhelming majority of Iranians inside Iran reject. We do not need or want a hereditary system but one based on elections and representative democracy! All I can say to Kadivar is get over it! Stop claiming to be modern when you call for the restoration of a backward 50 year old joke of a 'dynasty' installed with the help of the Anglo-Persian Oil Company.


I couldn't have said it better

by markux (not verified) on

Well said. It's time to wipe the history clean of such parasite, like, shah, king, or any hereditary system by any other name.


Monarchy is DEAD!

by BYE BYE SHAH (not verified) on

I really dont get this Kadivar character. He really loves monarchy. He posts everything related to these antiquated monarchs and anything related to them. The world is trying to move and progress to a point where PEOPLE have power, and this guy wants it to be heridtery in the hands of an incompetent dictator.

And then these people cite places like England and other countries where monarch is symbolic. Well who cares? what a worthless SYMBOL to hold on to.

thats why when iranians chanted MARG BAR SHAH, they werent just saying death to mohammad reza pahlavi, but to monarchy FOREVER as an institution in iran!


Queen Rania, - Is it true

by n.zanincanadai1 (not verified) on

Queen Rania,

- Is it true that most Arabs are Muslim?
- Is it true there are more than 20 Arab states?
- is it true there is a large number of Arab immigrants in the West?
_ Is it true that there is not one single Arab lobby in the United States that can actually get politicians' attention? your neighbouring occupier country has extensive expertise in this area.
- How many honor killings were there in Jordan and how many got prosecuted?
- Do you have adequate tax laws in your country or does it all go to that wonderful necklace you are wearing the way it happens in our conteeree?


Darius Kadivar

To Puzzled

by Darius Kadivar on

Well yes you are correct but on the otherhand, Jordan is one of the rare countries in the middle east that has been following a more moderate policy in regard to many geo political issues. As you may also know Rania is actually Palestinian. The Jordan Royal family very much like that of Morroco have been trying to encourage social emancipation for muslim women in general and these two monarchies have tried to adapt themselves to the realities of the 21st century. In both these countries for instance the Queen's are not veiled and benefit from more equal rights than in most Muslim countries today.

I think what she is trying to do is simply encourage a better understanding of what the challenges in the Middle East but by looking for more tolerant solutions than what is suggested today in the West and particularly America because of the War on Terror.

That said I do share Your arguments. It may be more difficult for her as a muslim country Queen to be as explicit even if her looks and education would suggest that she probably thinks the same as you on this issue.




What stereotypes Arabs/Islamists have against non-Moslems?

by Puzzled (not verified) on

Darius, her effort in decreasing prejudice is commendable.

However, wouldn’t it be also nice to hear from her about stereotypes Arabs/Islamists have against non-Moslems and non-Arabs, for example, about Iranians/Persians, Europeans, and Americans? Or, about stereotypes Arabs/Islamists have against atheists or agnostics!!!