Just a question. Is there an answer? Forward this question to a friend who might know. I want to know!
UPDATE / 15 October: Check out the videos I posted on ikbis in the comments below.
UPDATE / 16 October: Alternative Jordanian news site 7iber.com has just posted an article by one of the skaters on Culture Street, Ahmad Sahli.
It seems every new form of self expression in Jordan has to met by society with an accusation of SATANISM. In the 1990’s it was heavy metal and the kids with black T-shirts. Now the skateboarders? DUH!
Pedestrians and Ammani citizens in general still look down on skateboarding, some even relating it to Satanism. We relate it to art. The purpose of this post is to simply clarify any misconceptions about us, or at least give a better understanding of what skateboarding is about for us. To many we might seem as mischievous teenagers with nothing better to do, but there’s more to what we do and why we do it. We all come from different backgrounds, from the Jordanian orphan who seeks stability in life through skating, to the foreigners who share their style and experiences acquired from their home countries.Check out the whole 7iber post here.
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