Jordanian MP: I Would Set Myself On Fire Before I’d Import Israeli Gas

Some people are dumber than a sack of hammers, especially those who would seek to impoverish their own citizens over religious hatred.

Truth Revolt reports:

In a televised debate about energy options for Jordan, advertising executive-turned Member of Parliament Hind Al-Fayez said that in order to stay warm, “I will use firewood or even set myself on fire, but I will never import Israeli gas.”

Ms Al-Fayez warned that Israel was Satan and her country’s plan to purchase natural gas from Israel was part of an Israeli plot to starve the Jordanian people.

The debate aired on the Jordanian/U.K. ANB channel on December 14, and was translated by MEMRI:

Al-Fayez: We must not have dealings with Satan. We should not use the Jordanian deficit as a pretext to justify dealing with Satan. The Jordanian Kingdom has been having dealings with Satan since 1994 but where has it gotten us? What did it do to our deficit?  

Lets go back to the issue of other energy sources. There are many alternatives [to Israeli gas], as you yourself said. While Jordan rushes to sign a deal for the Israeli gas it is very slow in developing other, local, solutions.

I believe in conspiracy theory. There is a conspiracy at play here. They want to starve, enfeeble and exhaust our people so they can justify the shattering of its honor. No! We will never allow this to happen.

King Faisal said, “Even if we have to be naked and barefoot.” I will use firewood or even set myself on fire, but I will never import Israeli gas. Let us stop seeking pretexts.

Another panelist tried unsuccessfully tried to present his opinion, “I would just like to say..,” but was immediately cut off by Al-Fayez.

Al-Fayez:  Just one last thing. The boycott spells Israel’s death. You say that if we do not sign the deal with Israel, it will sign with another country but Israel is hoping to blend in the Arab world. However it will remain an unwanted, parasitical plague. We do not share a common language or religion with it. It will remain a plundering occupier. The boycott spells its death.

This is just stupid behaviour. Who is suggesting they deal with? Jordan’s neighbours?

Oh look Syria is in civil war, Iraq is the same, Saudia Arabia? I suspect they’d need a brand new pipeline for that, which would make Jordan’s deficit even worse. Egypt isn’t technically a neighbour, but is close.

The reality is Israel is the best and most stable option. But no this fool wants to keep Jordan in an energy and economic deficit because of religious hatred.

On top of theat the only reason she is even in the Jordanian parliament is because of a quota of just 15 female MPs out of a 150 MPs. So generous of them.

No such quota is needed in Israel where there are no restrictions on what women can and cannot do.

She wants to deny a deal with the regions only true democracy because of hatred.



– Truth Revolt


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

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