Thursday, June 6, 2019

A Father Speaks Out on the Murder of His Daughter, Malki Roth, and the Refusal of Jordan to Extradite the Beast Ahlam Tamimi

Malki will never be a statistic but an inspiration. And in remembering her, we also realize that she and the savage who engineered her death are not—as several dull journalists said to me at various points in the weeks after the massacre—two sides of the same coin. Quite the opposite: their ways will never be and never were our ways. Sounds simple but surprisingly few public figures—diplomats, politicians, editors, religious leaders—seem to actually understand it.

Varda Meyers Epstein..
Judean Rose/Elder of Ziyon..
05 June '19..

The faces of some terror victims stay in your mind and in your heart, for instance the face of Malki Roth. In part it’s the outrage of the act: that someone could steal away a beautiful young girl with so much promise and talent. But it’s also her smile in the photos, with that soft sweetness, radiating what you’re positive was an inner beauty to match the exterior.

What happened on August 9, 2001, at the Sbarro restaurant in Jerusalem, was and remains unspeakable.

But what is truly unbearable is this: Ahlam Tamimi, the woman behind the murder of Malki Roth and so many others, lives free and clear in Jordan. Tamimi was released from an Israeli prison in the Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange in 2011. Since that time she has married, raised a family, and built a career on her status as a hero for masterminding the murder of Jewish children. Of this she is proud. Of this she brags.

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