Jordanian Member of Parliament Osama Al-Ajarmeh was among the pioneers of social networking sites in the Kingdom, and the media circulated his name widely in the past few days after a parliamentary decision to dismiss him, which caused confrontations between the security and his supporters.
How did it start?
It began with a speech by MP Osama al-Ajarmeh in the Jordanian parliament, in which he accused the government of “deliberately cutting off electricity to prevent crowds of pro-Palestine tribes from entering the capital Amman during the recent confrontations between armed factions in Gaza and the Israeli army.”
The deputy’s speech developed into a verbal altercation between him and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, in which deputies saw abuse of power.
Representatives responded to what they described as Al-Ajarmas insults to Parliament with a regulation calling for its transformation into a disciplinary council, which ended up freezing its membership.
The decision to freeze angered Osama Al-Ajarmeh’s supporters, and they came out, expressing their support for him.
Meanwhile, the controversy continued on social media regarding the different positions of Al-Ajarmas statements.
The angry statements of Ajarma among his supporters were fertile material for interpretations and discussion on the communication sites, and some interpreted them as saying that Ajarma threatened to kill the king of the country.
Others saw it as an invitation to “rebellion”.
Separation decision and its consequences
Al-Ajarmas statements prompted some of the pioneers of social networking sites in the Kingdom to say that they withdrew their support after admiring his speech in Parliament.
In Parliament, the decision to freeze Al-Ajarma’s membership turned into a decision to dismiss him, which was voted in by 108 out of 119 deputies on Sunday evening.
He dismissed Osama Al-Ajarma from Parliament and assigned his seat to the next deputy in the classification in his district, Ramzi Al-Ajarmeh.
The decision to dismiss Osama Al-Ajarmeh was supported by a large number of deputies. Some of them expressed, in media statements, their regret over the situation of their colleague.
Representative Hussein Al-Harasis told Al-Mamlaka TV that “what Osama Al-Ajarma did offends the national fabric, national unity, clans and the institution of the throne.”
As for MP Omar Al-Ayasra, he denounced the “rebellion” of Al-Ajarmeh and described his speech as “extremist chauvinist who uses clans to destroy the state.” .
On the other hand, MP Saleh Al-Armouti said that the manner in which the session was conducted was in violation of the law.
The session in which he voted to dismiss the Ajarmah did not fulfill the conditions and it should not have been an emergency session.
On the ground in Amman, specifically in the Naour area, where the supporters of the dismissed MP Osama Al-Ajarmeh gathered, armed clashes took place between his supporters and the security forces, and videos were spread on social networking sites depicting the confrontations.
The clips circulated by those who said that what was happening was dangerous and as a result of the deputy inciting people against the authorities in his country.
The media said that Al-Ajarma supporters had shot the security forces.
While these clips were also published in support of Al-Ajarmah, some of them cited them to say that “that is what happens if a representative expresses his opinion” and demonstrates what he describes as “the power’s suppression of the people.” .
Calm returned to the Naour area today, and MP Ramzi Al-Ajarmeh was succeeded by dismissed MP Osama Al-Ajarmeh.
However, the MP’s controversial statements are still echoed and he still believes that the crisis will not end once he is dismissed from Parliament.