Jordanian lawmakers demand release of 'hero' killer of seven Jewish girls

Jordanian lawmakers demand release of 'hero' killer of seven Jewish girls

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The Jordanian lower house of Parliament came within a hair’s breadth of voting unanimously in calling for Ahmad Musa Mustafa Daqamseh, the murderer of seven Israeli Jewish schoolgirls, to be released from prison, as reported by the Israeli-based news portal YNetNews.com.

An overwhelming 110 out of the 120 members of the House of Representatives signed a petition to King Abdullah asking for the release of the convicted murderer, whom Hussein Mjali, Jordan’s former Minister of Justice, referred to as a “hero.”

Failing to cite a single example, Mjali also said of his neighbors to the west:

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If a Jew killed Arabs they would have built a monument in his honor.

In 1997, Ahmad Daqamseh shot to death seven Israeli schoolgirls and wounded six others on a field trip to the “Island of Peace.” The children were among 51 students and teachers on an outing to a small piece of land that the Kingdom of Jordan gad received from Israel under their 1994 peace treaty.

Unbeknownst to them, Daqamseh sneaked up behind the group of women and girls and opened fired on them, killing seven. Daqamseh was sentenced to life in prison by a Jordanian Army Court Martial.

T. Kevin Whiteman

T. Kevin Whiteman

T. Kevin Whiteman is a retired Master Sergeant of Marines. He has written for Examiner, Conservative Firing Line, and other blogs.