Usama Abdulghani, an Iran-educated Shi’ite Islamic scholar based in Dearborn, Michigan, said in a lecture delivered at the Hadi Institute Youth Community Center that Israel is an "apartheid state" that seeks to span from the Nile River in Egypt to the Euphrates River in Iraq, and then to take over the entire world. He said that if it could, Israel would be carrying out its policies in Lebanon, Iraq, Iran, and Bahrain, and he explained that Israel believes that other people are "subhuman" and must accept living like animals or be "dealt with". In addition, he said that the Palestinians have a God-given right and duty to stand up to the Zionist "animals" and "baby-killers". The video of the lecture was uploaded to the Light of Guidance YouTube channel. Abdulghani was born in Washington, D.C. and studied in Qom, Iran for several years. For more about Abdulghani, including about his praise of IRGC Qods Force Commander General Qasem Soleimani, see MEMRI TV Clips No. 7284 and No. 8073.
Usama Abdulghani: "Israel, as I said, is an apartheid state. It is also an expansionist regime. What it means is that they want to go from the Nile to the Euphrates and from there to the rest of the world. Right now they are caught in their own borders, otherwise, they would be doing this in Lebanon, in Syria, in Iraq, in Iran, in Bahrain... They are an expansionist regime. You are subhuman – either you accept the premise and live like an animal, or you are to be dealt with.
"My question to you, as free people, is this: Do Palestinians have the right to self-defense in the face of these animals? Do they have the right to self-defense? Our answer as Muslims is that this is a God-given duty, a right, and a responsibility. They must stand up to these oppressors. There is no [other] solution – they are animals. We need to teach the people of the world, including the Muslims, what Islam says about the children of Adam. We said that the apartheid state operates on this premise that there are animals and there are humans. Islam says that we are all the children of Adam, not just the Zionist baby-killers."