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Michigan Muslim activist justifies stabbing Jews as ‘animal rights’ issue ‘at best’

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A Muslim woman from Michigan, who claims to have represented the U.S. under Hillary Clinton‘s State Department, compared defending stabbing attacks on Jews to “representing animal rights.”

In a video posted to Youtube and translated from Arabic by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), dated Dec. 28, Lina Allan asked “Is the stabbing of Jews haram [prohibited in Islam]?”

Allan, who was described by MEMRI as “a Palestinian-Jordanian activist who lives in Michigan,” co-founded the Jordanian “Step & Mile” non-government organization in 2011, according to the institute.

MEMRI cited an interview Allan gave to Jordan’s Roya TV in which she claimed to have represented the State Department’s U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) in the Jameed Festival in Jordan in 2012. Clinton served as Secretary of State until early 2013.

In the video, Allan lambasted Muslim legal experts (muftis) who rule based on their own personal preferences, admonishing them to “Spare us your views, and go back to watching Turkish soap operas.”

“The people who say that these stabbings are haram are trying to give the impression that they are sensitive, delicate people, and to create a [singer] Tamer Hosny-style, human-rights atmosphere,” Allan said.

“Let me tell you that at best, you are representing animal rights – not human rights, but at best, animal rights. Let me tell you, even animals would not object to this if they could talk.”

Conservative blogger Sharona Schwartz noted that Allan consistently used the word “Jews,” not “Israelis” in the video, although she referred to the continuing stabbing attacks that Palestinians have inflicted upon Israeli citizens.

Based on that analysis, one could argue that Allan would be in favor of stabbing Jews in any country.

Watch the video below.

Steve Berman


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