Skip to comments.Jordan minister dubs Israel girls killer hero
Posted on 02/14/2011 5:47:00 PM PST by SJackson
AMMAN Jordan's justice minister on Monday described a Jordanian soldier serving a life sentence for killing seven Israeli schoolgirls in 1997 as a "hero," drawing an expression of "revulsion" from Israel.
"I support the demonstrators' demand to free Ahmad Dakamseh. He's a hero. He does not deserve prison," Hussein Mujalli, who was named minister last week, told AFP after taking part in the sit-in held by trade unions.
"If a Jewish person killed Arabs, his country would have built a statue for him instead of imprisonment."
Mujalli, a former president of the Jordan Bar Association, was Dakamseh's lawyer.
"It is still my case and I will still defend him. It is a top priority for me," he said.
"Dakamseh needs a special pardon. Only the king can issue a special pardon," the state-run Petra news agency quoted Mujalli as saying.
The minister's comments drew a furious response from Israel, where tensions are already running high amid the turmoil in the Arab world that saw long-time Israeli peace partner Hosni Mubarak of Egypt quit office last week.
"Israel is shocked and recoils from these comments in revulsion," a foreign ministry statement said.
"This call is all the more serious as it came from the minister in charge of law and order. Israel has demanded clarifications from Jordan and has made it known very strongly that the murderer must serve the sentence handed down by the Jordanian court," the statement added.
Jordan is the only Arab nation apart from Egypt to have signed a peace treaty with the Jewish state.
In March 1997, Dakamseh fired an automatic weapon at a group of Israeli schoolgirls as they visited Baqura, a scenic peninsula on the Jordan River near the Israeli border, killing seven and wounding five as well as a teacher.
The attack came almost three years after Jordan and Israel signed a peace treaty.
The motives of Dakamseh, who was 30 at the time and a married father of three, were never clear.
The then king Hussein cut short a visit to Europe and rushed home to condemn the attack. He later travelled to Israel to offer his condolences to the families of the murdered schoolgirls.
Jordan also paid compensation.
Maisara Malas, who heads a trade unions' committee to support and defend the soldier, told AFP he handed a letter to Mujalli, demanding Dakamseh's release.
"We cannot imagine that a great fighter like Dakamseh is in jail instead of reaping the rewards of his achievement," the letter said.
Jordan's powerful Islamist movement and the country's 14 trade unions, which have more than 200,000 members, have repeatedly called for Dakamseh's release.
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I fear for Israel. Egypt seems ready to abrogate its peace treaty with Israel, and Jordan shows signs of following suit.
Why is it that everyone named Hussein turns out to be a world-class prick?
I was thinking that the religion of fools tips them over the edge.
What a difference some missing punctuation makes.
Jordan minister dubs Israel girl's killer, "Hero."
Jordan minister dubs Israel girls, "Killer Hero!"
"Killer hero" is not current slang, as far as I know, but I'm sure it describes some Israeli girls, as well as the violent and sarcastic Seaman Anoreth.
What else should we expect from sub human scum who murder, rape and torture their own daughters? Real men protect women and children. The sub human scum are deathly afraid of strong confidant women. She might point out his many shortcomings as a man.
They just don’t get some simple concepts, do they?
A few examples: Civilization, justice, peace, thou shalt not murder schoolgirls, etc.
Not everyone. The previous King of Jordan was a Hussein, and he was at least tolerable. And his wife was pretty spiff.
The rest, though, I’m with you on that.
We are going to get a news report one day that the whole place is a smoldering pile of glass and a huge radioactive cloud is floating our way.
The radical muslims are so stupid, they don’t mind a nuclear exchange. The civilized world is crazy for pandering to them.
The civilized world should crush the Islamic countries right now. Any delay will result in billions of deaths.
King Hussein was a class act.
We are unlikely to see again his calibre in the Muslim Middle East.
Dakamseh and Mujalli are depraved.
Unless and until this kind of evil thinking is dealt with in the manner of the Nazis, there will be no peace or co-existance in that region.
Not King Hussein.
From a region full of savages trying to fulfill a fantasy based on 7th century islamic barbarism, where many of the other rulers were openly providing funds/incentive to families of paleostinian suicide bombers who murder Jews - this man went to Israel after these murders to literally get down on his knee, with tears in his eyes, to beg for forgiveness from the dead childrens parents.
These Muslims are such pigs.
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Psa 121:4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
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