Jordanian lawmaker who praised murder of seven Israeli schoolgirls feted in U.K. parliament.
By Benjamin Kerstein, The Algemeiner
A Jordanian Member of Parliament who hailed the murder of seven Israeli schoolgirls in 1997 was feted in the British House of Commons last week.
According to The Daily Mail, Dima Tahboub, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Islamic Action Front party in Jordan, attended the Women MPs of the World Conference, which included the Leader of the House Andrea Leadsom and International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt.
The event was held on the floor of the House of Commons and included delegates from more than 100 countries.
Tahboub is noted for her ferociously anti-Israel sentiments. Most notably, she praised Ahmed Daqamseh, a Jordanian border guard who slaughtered seven Israeli schoolgirls in their early teens in 1997. She called Daqamseh a “hero” and charged that the girls had “mocked” Islam and Jordan and therefore deserved to be killed.
“They were not only schoolgirls, they were people who mocked our country, who mocked our religion. We regard him as a hero because he retaliated to the mockery of the Israelis,” she said of Daqamseh.
Exiled Jordanian dissident Mudar Zahran commented, “By hosting Tahboub, the British Establishment was either knowingly or unknowingly endorsing hatred and terrorism.”