What could possibly go wrong? A few stonings, a few amputations — but hey, it’s for an ally!
As always, in Muslim countries, one is expected to conform one’s behavior to Muslim sensibilities, just as in non-Muslim countries, one is expected to conform one’s behavior to Muslim sensibilities.
In any case, this won’t last long. Soon the German troops will be needed in Germany, to deal with the civil war there between the adherents of Sharia and those who would prefer not to live under Islamic law.
“German troops begin duty in Jordan amid ongoing immunity row over Sharia,” by Yunus Paksoy, Daily Sabah, October 12, 2017 (thanks to Lookmann):
Having withdrawn from Turkey’s İncirlik Air Base, German troops have had to start operations in Jordan earlier this week without immunity from Sharia law as the German government has not been able to strike a deal with the Jordanian government to obtain immunity for their personnel.
Negotiations between Germany and Jordan have been on the table for months, and a deal has not been reached so far regarding immunity of German personnel, a spokesperson for the German Defense Ministry told Daily Sabah. “The negotiations on the status agreement with Jordan are still ongoing,” the spokesperson said.
The German military moved out of İncirlik Air Base this summer following months of political and diplomatic squabbles between Ankara and Berlin. Resorting to Jordan’s Al-Azraq Air Base in the wake of the contentious pullout from Turkey, German forces conducted the first mission from Jordan as part of the anti-Daesh coalition on Oct. 9. “With this, full operational readiness has been achieved after the move of the contingent from Turkey to Jordan,” the German army said in a statement.
However, Berlin might be vulnerable to further crises with their new host in the future as German soldiers are at the risk of being tried under Sharia law in Jordan unless the German government finds another way. It has failed so far in this respect….