On March 12, 2017, Ahmed Daqamseh, the Jordanian soldier who had murdered seven Israeli schoolgirls in 1997, was released from prison. Sadly, some Jordanians welcomed Daqamseh home as a hero, meeting him with cheers. To praise a man who killed children is a pathological enmity that corrodes basic decency.
Muslim reformers should study the Jewish Enlightenment, an intellectual movement that began in 18th-century Europe.
FORWARD FORUM The historic visit to Israel this week by Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, leader of the Justice and Development Party, proves that a Muslim who is serious about his religion can be friendly to Israel, and that those who predicted a decline in Turkish-Israeli relations following the rise of Erdogan’s Islamic-