Tuesday, November 20, 2018

UK Parliament hosts Jordanian MP who praised murder of seven Israeli schoolgirls

“Parliament hosts Israeli-hating MP despite her once praising gunman who killed seven schoolgirls as ‘a hero,'” by Nick Craven, The Mail on Sunday, November 17, 2018:
A Jordanian politician invited to a House of Commons event last week once hailed the gunman responsible for the slaughter of seven Israeli schoolgirls ‘a hero’.
Dima Tahboub, an MP for Islamic Action Front, the political wing of the radical Muslim Brotherhood, rubbed shoulders with Andrea Leadsom, the Leader of the House, and International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt, who is also Minister for Women and Equalities, at the inaugural Women MPs Of The World Conference to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to stand for election to Parliament.
Unusually, MPs agreed for the floor of the Commons to be used for the event, but most of the delegates from more than 100 countries would have been unaware of Ms Tahboub’s support for terrorist atrocities.
She previously stated that Israel – and all Israelis – were ‘the enemy’, including seven Israeli girls, aged 13 and 14, gunned down by Jordanian border guard Ahmed Daqamseh in 1997.
A military tribunal rejected Daqamseh’s claims that the girls had mocked him and jailed him for 20 years.
But Tahboub, pictured, who has a PhD from Manchester University, celebrated his release last year calling him a ‘hero’.
Asked later about her comment, she said: ‘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.’
Mudar Zahran, head of the exiled Jordanian Opposition Coalition, said: ‘By hosting Tahboub, the British Establishment was either knowingly or unknowingly endorsing hatred and terrorism.’…

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