Muslim elected president of student wing of prominent pro-Israel group

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Amna Farooqi organizes J Street U students outside the Hillel International building in Washington, D.C,, on March 23, 2015. Photo courtesy of Moshe Zusman for J Street

Amna Farooqi organizes J Street U students outside the Hillel International building in Washington, D.C,, on March 23, 2015. Photo courtesy of Moshe Zusman for J Street

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (RNS) Amna Farooqi, 21, a Pakistani-American and a senior at the University of Maryland, says she loves Israel, cares deeply about Palestinians and sees nothing contradictory about it.

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  • Bernardo

    Can one believe anything she says? After all, her book of life is the koran which dictates the words of her god Allah:

    A few examples:

    o “Believers, take neither Jews nor Christians for your friends.” (Surah 5:51)

    “Believers, when you encounter the infidels on the march, do not turn your backs to them in flight. If anyone on that day turns his back to them, except it be for tactical reasons…he shall incur the wrath of God and Hell shall be his home…” (Surah 8:12-)

    “Make war on them until idolatry shall cease and God’s religion shall reign supreme.” (Surah 8:36-)

  • Rabbi Rami

    I want to wish Ms. Farooqi a very productive year, and praise J Street for its open mindedness.