An Algerian cleric recently sought to explain the claims by some Muslims that Jews are descendants of apes and pigs.
The cleric, Chemseddine el Djazairi, spoke on Ennahar TV on February 8. The clip was translated and uploaded to YouTube by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).
According to el Djazairi, contemporary Jews are not descendants of apes and pigs. However, he went on to say, some Jews may have been transformed to these animals in the past – but this line has been severed.