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#Michigan Arab activist: Stabbing Jews is OK, they’re animals

Michigan-based pro-Palestinian activist attacks Muslims who criticize
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Palestinian stabbing attacks, says Jews are like animals.

A Michigan-based pro-Palestinian activist has posted a video online defending the “stabbing of Jews by Palestinians,” and comparing Jews to animals.

Lina Allan posted the three-minute Arabic rant under the title “Is Stabbing Jews Haram [Forbidden]?” The monologue was translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).

Notably, throughout the video Allan uses the word “Jew”, and only once makes any reference to Israel at all.

According to MEMRI, Allan claims to have represented the State Department’s U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) in the Jameed Festival in Jordan.

In her rant, Allan derides Muslims who oppose Palestinian stabbing attacks against Jews in Israel. A wave of Arab terror attacks – mostly stabbings but also car-rammings and shooting attacks – have killed scores of Israelis and left hundreds injured since October.

Terrorists have mostly targeted civilians, but also security forces and police.

But Allan – reflecting the opinions of many anti-Israel activists – insisted that anything the Palestinian opted to do to achieve their stated goals is legitimate.

“I, Lina Allan, do not support the Palestinian government or any party. I support the Palestinian people, and I support any decision made by the Palestinian people, in order to regain its rights and its land,” she said.

To those who criticized the attacks, she 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.”

Farrakhan: ‘Lying, murderous Zionist Jews’ behind 9/11

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The Anti-Defamation League said Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan confirmed his “status as the leading anti-Semite in America,” following a speech he gave this week in which he blamed Jews and Israelis for the deadliest terror attack in American history.

In a statement released Thursday, Abraham H. Foxman, ADL’s national director, said that Farrakhan was the “pied piper of bigotry” who has been able to “use and abuse his status as a religious leader with a large audience to obsessively harp on about perceived Jewish power and influence.”

“At a time when anti-Semitic attitudes are at historic lows, Farrakhan’s unabashed promotion of anti-Semitism is a throwback to the intolerance of another era,” Foxman said.

“Unlike most fringe anti-Semites, Farrakhan still has a significant following who not only listen raptly, but who cheer him on with every new insult.”

The ADL also noted an increase of anti-Semitic messages on the Nation of Islam’s Research Group website.

Farrakhan told members of a Chicago mosque Sunday that Israelis and “Zionist Jews” played key roles in perpetrating the 9/11 terror attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people in New York in 2001.

Delivering the second part of a lecture entitled “The Intensifying, Universal Cry for Justice,” Farrakhan asserted that Jews perpetrated the deadly attacks in order to start a war between the West and the Muslim world and claimed that the attack and “the root of terrorism was not committed by Arabs or Muslims.”

“It is now becoming apparent that there were many Israelis and Zionist Jews in key roles in the 9/11 attacks,” the Nation of Islam leader told the audience.

“We know that an Israeli film crew dressed as Arabs were filming the Twin Towers before the first plane went in. In other words — Israelis had full knowledge of the attacks.”

“We’re dealing with thieves, and liars — and murderers,” Farrakhan said, eliciting vocal approval from the audience.

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Spreading one of the more common — needless to say false — 9/11 conspiracy theories, Farrakhan claimed that “many Jews received a text message not to go to work on September 11th. Who sent that message that kept them from showing up?” he asked rhetorically.

Farrakhan also alleged that “numerous” Israelis were arrested immediately after the attacks, but were later released and allowed to return to Israel.

Citing new “evidence,” Farrakhan said that the impact from the airplanes that crashed into the World Trade Center buildings would not have brought down the towers, and alleged that bombs were placed inside the buildings with full knowledge of the buildings’ Jewish owner, Larry Silverstein. He said that Silverstein was motivated to participate in the plot in order to collect billions of dollars in insurance money.

Farrakhan, who said that his opponents were trying to kill him, called on the US to conduct a new investigation into the claims.

“It now appears 9/11 was a false flag operation, which is an attack from one country but made to appear like an attack from another in order to start a war between them. Is this what friendship is?” Farrakhan concluded.

Muslim Mob Beats “Last Jew in Pakistan”

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The history of the Jews in Pakistan began and ended with its creation. Jews don’t do well in Muslim countries and in the second half of the twentieth century, with the creation of Israel, they had the option of not living in an Islamic Supremacist racist state.

The last synagogue in Pakistan was demolished by bulldozers. And that was that.

“We are 99% Muslims now but we’re cutting each other’s throats,” he said. Today when there are no Jews, fewer Hindus and only a few Goans and Parsis and the overwhelming majority subscribe to the same religion, they are after each other’s blood.”

But while the synagogue was bulldozed, a cemetery remained. And so did one man.

His real name is Faisal Benkhald, though he has recently adopted the Yiddish first name “Fishel.” He was born in Karachi in 1987, the fourth of five children born to a Jewish mother and a Muslim father. Though registered at birth as Muslim, he considers himself Jewish and is now fighting for state recognition of his chosen religion — an apostasy

As far as the Pakistani authorities are concerned, Fishel is still Faisal, a Muslim. That’s what’s written on his documentation. But he wouldn’t be the only Jewish Pakistani to have a Muslim identity card: The Jews of Pakistan learned to disappear long ago. Some, like Fishel’s parents, registered their children as Muslims to blend in, and all tried to hide.

Fishel is all that remains of what was once a small but thriving Jewish community. Estimated to have numbered about 2,500 people at the start of the 20th century, Pakistani Jewry consisted mainly of migrants from Iraq. Following Israel’s War of Independence in 1948, the central synagogue in Karachi (demolished in 1988) became a focal point for demonstrations against Israel. The majority of Jews left Pakistan for India or Israel around this time.

What happened next could come as no surprise.

A Jewish activist in Pakistan was savagely beaten by a Muslim mob Wednesday – and then arrested and roughed up again by police.

Fishel Benkhald – who is leading a one-man campaign to preserve the old Jewish cemetery in Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi – has been a vocal activist for minority rights in the country, which is overwhelmingly Sunni Muslim and where minorities such as Christians, Hindus and non-Sunni Muslims are routinely persecuted.

“I was debating over Twitter with a young educated Pakistani Muslim that non-Muslim Pakistanis should be allowed in theory to be elected president according to our constitution,” the discussion was purely theoretical, he noted, given that non-Muslims account for only around 3% of the Pakistani population.

After a back-and-forth “I proposed to debate face to face,” said Benkhald. “He asked for me for my cell phone number and I gave it to him.”

The two agreed to continue a friendly discussion at a restaurant in Karachi. But when he got there, Benkhald soon found himself ambushed.

“I went there alone but he was with his friends, we started the debate in a normal discussion manner but soon it got heated up and cursing started.”

At that point, a “mob” began to gather around him  “and two of the guys who were with him started manhandling me – I should have left at that time.

“They started punching me and when I fell they started kicking my head. Someone also tried to snatch away my mobile.”

Fishel has posted some of the recordings from it on Twitter.