Just days after four worshippers in a Jerusalem Synagogue were massacred by two Israeli-Arabs as they prayed in the early hours of the morning, the Jordanian parliament recited prayers for the two terrorists who were eventually killed by police. They referred to the terrorists as “martyrs” and praised their heinous act. It is now known that one of them worked in the area for ten years.
On Wednesday, the Jordanian parliament agreed on a request put forward by Jordanian lawmaker Khaled Hussein al-Atta to read a prayer from the Quran in memory of the two cousins, Rassan and Uday Abu-Jamal, who butchered innocent worshippers with axes, knives, and guns.
Al-Atta stooped to a new low when he posted comments on his personal Facebook page about the Jerusalem Synagogue massacre, saying, “This is a natural response to the Zionist occupation against our people in Palestine,.”
According to that kind of logic, presumably a “natural response” by upset Jews, for the pointless slaughter of four of their brothers would be understandable? Or indeed, the “natural response” of anyone, anywhere, who feels aggrieved about something?
The prayer recited in the Jordanian parliament in memory of the two barbaric ax-wielders is strange since soon after the attack, Jordan’s government spokesman Mohammad Al-Momani official condemned it, and said, “Jordan condemns an attack on any citizen and condemns all acts of violence and terrorism that hurt civilians, whatever their origin.”
The current friction in Jerusalem led to a diplomatic crisis with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The tripartite summit between King Abdullah, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that took place last week in Amman was an attempt to control the deteriorating situation.
Along with Jordan, Bahrain was the only other Arab state to condemn the Jerusalem Synagogue massacre, as Bahrain’s foreign minister posted a condemnation, of sorts, via Twitter.
“Those who will pay for the murder of innocent people at a Jewish synagogue and the consequences of the crime is only the Palestinian people, who will be collectively punished and suffer more injustice and aggression.”
The majority of other Arab states not only failed to condemn the attack, but virtually encouraged it, also referring to the two dead terrorists as “shahidim,” or “martyrs.”