A Jordanian lawmaker has made it abundantly clear how he feels about members of the Jewish faith.
“Yes, I hate the Jews. I hate the Jews. I hate the Jews,” Member of Parliament Khalil Attieh said during an interview last week on Jordan’s Roya television.
Attieh and a fellow lawmaker were discussing the moment of silence Jordan’s parliament held in honor of the two Palestinian terrorists who attacked a Jerusalem synagogue last month using axes, a meat cleaver and guns, killing four worshippers and an Israeli police officer.
The Middle East Media Research Institute posted a translated excerpt of the program, during which the Israeli ambassador to Jordan was called a descendant of “apes and pigs.”
Attieh described the two Palestinian cousins who attacked the synagogue and were shot dead by police on the scene as “martyrs” for which verses from the Koran should be read to honor their souls, as occurred in the Jordanian parliament.
Member of Parliament Bassam Al-Manaseer compared the terrorists to the French resistance against the Nazis during World War II.
“Are we going to call the French who fought the Nazi occupation ‘terrorists’? If so, we are all terrorists,” Al-Manaseer said. “If what we did in parliament is considered incitement, just because we stood by the Palestinian people, then we welcome the policy of incitement.”
Asked about the Israeli ambassador to Jordan, Daniel Nevo, who protested a condolence letter Jordan's prime minister sent the attackers' families, Attieh said, “That accursed ambassador did me a great honor by saying that I hate the Jews. Yes, I hate the Jews. I hate the Jews. I hate the Jews.”
Attieh said the ambassador should be expelled from Jordan, calling him “that pig, the descendent of apes and pigs.”
“Hating the Jews is a great honor for me and it makes me walk with my head high, because they are worthy of hatred. …. Any man of honor should hate the Jews,” Attieh said.