Allan disparaged Muslims who claim Islam does not allow stabbing attacks, accusing them of trying to be “muftis” and telling them to “go back to watching Turkish soap operas.”
Throughout the video, titled, “Is Stabbing Jews Haram [Forbidden]?” she notably used only the word “Jews” to describe the target of stabbing attacks, not “Israelis.”
Appearing to compare Jews to animals, she likened those who believe stabbings are prohibited under Islam to defenders of “animal rights – not human rights, but at best, animal rights.”
MEMRI reported that in 2012, Allan told Jordan’s Roya TV that she represented the State Department’s U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) in the Jameed Festival in Jordan, a food and culture event honoring rural women.
Much like the story last week of the
migrant rapist in Germany
, the story here isn't so much about what Lina Allen says, but the fact that she feels so
comfortable saying it publicly, on camera... with no fear of remorse. I know it makes us feel safer to think that this mindset is atypical in Islam, that it's held by only a tiny, tiny, single-digit minority of Muslims.
This is not uncommon at all. But don't take my word for it. Look to the
laws of Islamic countries across the globe
. Look to the statistics reflective of Muslim's views on Jews and converts as a whole. Look at the statistics on Muslims who support Sharia law *(which, incidentally, isn't all that friendly to the Jews). Let's even assume for a second that only twenty percent of Muslims feel the way Allen does. That's still a population that numbers in the
For contrast, the Westboro Baptist Church only has an estimated four and a half members.
Obviously, active terrorism is not mainstream Islam. Obviously.
But "moderate Islam" isn't all that good either. Because what this woman espouses in this video, in contrast with even mainstream views in the Islamic world (in Islamic countries)... is actually still pretty damn moderate. Watch the video below to learn more about the
myths and realities surrounding "moderate Islam."