Friday, December 01, 2006
Brigitte Gabriel is the founder of the American Congress for Truth and the author of Because They Hate: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America. Gabriel is a popular speaker on the pro-Israel lecture circuit and is a member of the Jewish National Fund Speakers Bureau. Muslims, Arabs, and their friends and allies should give Gabriel a proper welcome.
Below are a few excerpts from her welcome message on the American Congress for Truth web site.
... War has been declared on Christians, Jews, non-Muslims and secularists worldwide by Islamic extremists...simply because we are infidels according to their belief.The Maronites form the base community for the quasi-fascist Kata'ib Party, better known in the West as the Phalange Party (see Hizbullah, Israel, and the Gemayel Assassination) and have been allies of Israel and the West in Lebanon since at least early 1980s. The Israelis killed tens of thousands of Palestinians and Lebanese in the country from 1982 until 2000 (a point Gabriel seems to neglect) but it was Maronite militias who actually perpetrated the Israeli-sanctioned massacres at Sabra and Shatila in 1982. Despite this, contrary to Gabriel's claims, the Maronites not only survive but wield considerable power in Lebanon, including 34 out of 128 seats in the current Lebanese parliament.
As Islamic fundamentalism spreads its tentacles worldwide, it is crucial for the people of the Western world to understand the danger, know what to expect, and know what to do about it.
Threats and realities of forced conversions to Islam, beheadings, torture and murder are quickly becoming commonplace. They’re rarely mentioned in the news and when they are, it’s with a disclaimer…the word “insurgent” has replaced the truth of “terrorists.”
Political correctness is killing us.This Is The New Reality
We are in for the fight of our lives.
That we have not yet had another terrorist attack in the United States is remarkable, but it will happen. Al Queda keeps its promises.
How do I know this? I was born in Lebanon and raised as a Christian. When the Lebanese Civil War broke out, our family, and our Maronite community came under vicious attack by Islamic extremists.
They promised to destroy us, and as you know from the recent war in Lebanon, the country is now nearly Islamic.
... Yet the West does not fully realize the bloodthirsty intentions of the menace of fundamental Islam.
This enemy -- is relentless. It is determined.Why Does Our Struggle Matter? It Matters Because...If we don't win the war against Islamofascism other issues won't matter at all.
We won't have an economy to worry about.
We won't have equal rights for all.
We won't have our cherished freedom.
And we will live under Sharia Law.We Must Win This War
The enemy loves death -- far more than we love life.
The enemy uses children as human bombs, mothers as suicide bombers, men driven by the glory of death and the promise of eternal sexual bliss in heaven...and martyrdom on earth.
This is the enemy reality: murder and death of "infidels" by any means for the glory of Allah.
Gabriel and her family come from Marjayoun in southern Lebanon. Marjayoun was the headquarters of Israeli occupation forces and Israel's proxy, the South Lebanon Army (SLA). In 2000, Hizbullah drove the Israelis from the country and the SLA collapsed. The SLA was mostly composed of Shi'a Muslims and Druze but was commanded by Christians. To quote the BBC:
The demoralised SLA force of 2,500 fighters has always been left to do the dirtiest work for Israel in what has always been a dirty conflict.Most rank-and-file SLA troops, including thousands who initially fled to Israel, have been reintegrated into Lebanese society. However, true to her collaborationist roots, Gabriel is a staunch advocate for Israel who often conflates the US and Israel in her analysis and advocacy.
Most notoriously, they were in nominal charge of al-Khiam "prison" south of Marjayoun, the Israeli military headquarters in Lebanon.
Many hundreds of Lebanese prisoners have been held there over the years without trial and without charge, under inhuman conditions with routine torture.
Former detainees said that although there was no actual Israeli presence in al-Khiam, SLA interrogators received questions for captives by e-mail from their Israeli masters over the border.
Often the detainees were held merely as hostages, because they had relatives in the Shi'a guerrilla force Hezbollah, or because they refused to collaborate with Israel.
In a September 27, 2006, presentation to the Heritage Foundation, Gabriel endorsed an "intelligence community" estimate of "180 to 300 million" radicalized Muslims worldwide--these are the enemies she has declared war with. She also berated Muslim Americans for failing to:
... take to the streets and rally and send a message to the radicals in the Middle East that we are Americans first. You kill one of us, you kill all of us. We, we condemn Hamas, we condemn al-Qaeda, we condemn Jamal Islamiya, we condemn Hizbullah ... Let's talk about the passions of the Hizbullah supporters in Dearbornistan, Michigan, right here in our country. They were free to demonstrate in support of Hizbullah, against the United States of America. Yet, we haven't seen this passion and this numbers of people coming out to the streets to defend America.In the same presentation she declared that Europe "has died" and been replaced by Muslim-dominated "Eurabia."
- Beirut Live blog entry on Gabriel: Propaganda Wars
- Bitter retreat for the SLA (BBC)
- Israel: Fear of torture and ill-treatment/Legal concern (Amnesty Int'l)
Last revised: 12/07/2006
Dry your pity-party tears of humiliation, it's a bunch of b.s. anyway.
And you don't seem to have too good an idea as to what's been going on in Europe.
Ever wonder why there's no active Palastinian peace movement in Gaza? Because they've all been forced into exile, threatened into submission, or killed.
I'm reminded the Sonderkommandos, who did the work of the Nazis, hoping they'd be killed last.
I'd sign my name, but I have to live in Ann Arbor, and I don't need harassment from the loonies.
leave this pretty truth speaking intelligent christian woman alone....dont you have something better to do....i mean your at
UM...go smoke some pot or something...thats more constructive thatn being terrorist idiots!
What you don't like hearing the truth?
I am only disappointed that I am unable to attend Bridgette's speech to show support and to hear her provide the facts. she lived it and experienced it. What about you?
If you are so concerned with human rights again, why not pay attention to where REAL GENOCIDE is occuring: Darfur, Sudan and where REAL APARTHEID is occuring: Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Libya and elsewhere in the Muslim world.
Brigitt Gabriel has guts for dealing with real bigotry and real fascism and real attempts toward genocide coming from the Islamic world and the PeaceMonger is a liar and fool for not condemning her for pointing this out and ignoring real bigotry, fascism and moves toward genocide.
Take your hatred and instead try to love your children. Don't blame others for the failures of your culture.
There are no freedom of speech in a muslim country.
If you are a Muslim, and you don't like the freedom of speech in this great US of A, then either migrate to a Muslim country where you will only hear Muslim voice because other vioces are suppressed, or if you are a Muslim migrant in this country, go back to where you came from.
Let us in the US live in peace.
Based upon some of the comments from the Muslims and their supporters here at your site, can I take it that this is a taste of what living under Sharia law will be like?
Allahu akbar indeed! Meanwhile, the horrible, terrible, cruel, mean, nasty Jews, who are so few in number, have many,
many Nobel Prizes to their credit. They come to the Middle East, set up a country, work, produce, make the desert bloom, invent, discover, and generally make much more of themselves than any neighboring Muslim countries ever did, and
they do it in just a few decades. If Allah is so very akbar, why do His people live like apes and pigs, while the
Yahud live like human beings? And what about all the oil money? All it pays for are Madrassas for brainwashing future
Jihadis, and the obscene and most likely un-Islamic lifestyle of the Royalty. Where's your development? Where are your
inventions and discoveries? Get off your asses and be something more than a shaheed. Which brings me to my next point,
why is Islam the only faith in which something very haram in this life is halal in the afterlife?
BEHEAD THOSE WHO CLAIM ISLAM IS VIOLENT!
Most of these racist and ignorant comments are from littlegreenfootballs.com anyways, this radical right wing blog that embraces intolerance and disinformation. I read it for entertainment and to remind myself how our educational system has failed us... but yeah keep up the good work and i'll try to get my sister to help your cause, she goes to U of M.
Let's all boycott arab goods...
oh that is correct, they DONT MAKE ANYTHING
Get out while you can. Become a Christian, or Buddhist, or even an atheist.
* 11/79 - Muslim extremists seized US embassy in Iran.
* 1982 - the Muslim way of peace begins a nearly decade long habit of kidnapping, holding Terry Anderson hostage and killing William Buckley.
* 4/83 - Your friends & family, Muslim extremists bombed US Embassy in Beirut, killing 16 Americans.
* 10/83 - M.E.'s blow up U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, killing 241 marines.
* 12/83 -Y'all blew up US Embassy in Kuwait, killing 5, injuring 80.
* 11/84; 12/84; 6/85;10/85; 12/85; 4/86; 12/88.
When your friends, the Muslim extremist murderers lost their Soviet sponsors (after the Cold War ended), there was a few years they were crippled. But they started up again in February of 1993. And so it goes....
I'll stop now, because my carpal tunnel will start acting up if I type ALL THE OTHER TERRORIST ACTS performed by those of you who hate Brigitte Gabriel and the rest of the civilized world.
Brigitte Gabriel is a brave woman that deals in TRUTH.
Bet you won't let this comment get posted, either.
Islam has followers of all races, all skin colors.
Racist? No. Not at all. But Arab Muslims killing people in Darfur might be racist.
Killing them for being Christian, and maybe for being black. If so, that would make
those Arab Muslims racist. Racism is very easy to find in the Muslim world, just look
under any rock and there it is. We in the west at least admit and try to deal with
racism, no Muslim country can be bothered to do that.
So, who's racist now?
God Bless the State of Israel, and may we have the merit for the current State of Israel to be the 'light unto the nations' that it has the potential to be. While I'm at it Kol Ha Kavod L'TzaHaL!
God Bless our friends in the religious Christian right in America (and half a dozen or so folks in Canada and Europe), who we can always count on to support the righteous side of the Israel/Arab battle.
Keep in mind how you extremists, leftists and islamists are ALWAYS free to speak on college campuses in this country without conservatives disrupting you or trying to shut down your speech while it is happening.
You guys better let Bridgette Gabriel speak freely, it is her solemn right. There will be witnesses there if you try to pull anything.
Last I checked, this is America, where people of all political persuasions are allowed to speak peacefully and without disruption.
Why are Arabs so bloodthirsty and inhuman? And please don’t give me your pat answer “because Israel took our land.” Your viciousness toward the Jews began long before there was even a country called Israel. An Arab can live and be a citizen of Israel and be elected to the Knesset but can a Jew live in any Arab country? And please tell me what the Arabs contributed in science, the arts, philosophy, medicine and research to the betterment of mankind in the last 100 years? 50 years? 10 years? Think hard. How about this last year?
Brigitte, G-d Bless.
Only you Jihadis dickheads hide behind your masks, your guns and the vile abuse murderous texts of the Koran and Hadith.
"There is no gob of camel shit but 'allah', and mohammed was his bitch faggot !"
....now if you will excuse me,I have to go take a shit....I just bought a brand new Quran and I want to see if it wipes my ass as well as Charmin does
"Slay the idolaters wherever you find them" - From your Holy Quran, Sura 9:5.
And the fact that Brigitte Gabriel is a lowly woman just rubs your noses in it, doesn't it? I guess we could expect this from Ann Arbor.
As far as LGF is concerned they are FAIR AND BALANCED. They have to courage to link to opposing websites and blogs so we can read your hate speech first hand. They do not limit their presentation of opposing viewpoints to highly edited summations. Without LGF I probably would not have found your website/blog. Without LGF it is quite likely all women would be wearing gown length gunny sacks over their heads with only eye slits and live in dhimmi. Would that make N.O.W. happy?
Muslim is NOT A RACE.
Judging from you I wholeheartedly agree. Our educational system has failed us. BTW, make sure your sister is appropriately covered as you would not want her to be confused with a slab of raw pork ribs. Allah LikMyCrackBar to you!
A woman is gonna chase you off the planet?
Someday soon this will be ended......way ended
DEATH TO THE ISLAMOFASCISTS!!!!!!!
Whats the matter, cant handle hearing it come back to you in spades?
DEATH TO THE ISLAMOFASCISTS!!!!!!!
Whats the matter, cant handle hearing it come back to you in spades?
Oh yeah, tell you sister to attend Ms. Gabriel's speech and respectfully listen. She might learn something.
Bravo and long live Bridgette Gabriel !
Behead those who would behead those who insult Islam
She goes over the line with her rhetoric, but you yourself go so much further in the other direction. You don't have to prove your dedication to peace by ratcheting up your furor to meet the level of those who would like to see war (which is something distressing common among the Left, of which I count myself a member).
People's Republic of Ann Arbor
Actually, there are less than a half dozen Muslims who have won Nobel prizes in the hard sciences. In fact, you can count them on one hand, without using your thumb and still have a finger left over.
She does not dislike Muslims. She DOES fight against Muslim Extremeists and Fundamentalists. She fights against those who want to change Western governments and their cultures.
She was a victim of Muslim extremists during the Lebanese Civil War. She was a child, badly wounded, her home destroyed, and she and her parents lived in a bunker for 7 years.
She's a brave woman who's now an American Citizen. She has a lot to tell the United States about the danger of extremism...
To repeat, since some Muslims seem to love to glom onto anything negative, she is fighting against extremism and fundamentalism as it pertains to changing Western values, cultures, freedom of religion and speech.
If 99% of us had as much courage as she has, there would not be a problem with Islamic Fundamental Extremism.
This woman has every right to speak..why? you may ask well because
THIS IS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and many good people have died so that she can. So why dont you shut the frig up and listen to her if you dont like what she says then debate her but let her speak.
The hypocrasy of you people is unreal
get a grip and come live in the 21st century with the rest of us, leave behind your 13th century mentality and grow up!!
Please feel free to make asses of yourselves, the world is watching.
you Muslims will be bending over to kiss your sorry asses goodbye.
The giant is sleeping but it will not sleep forever.
Wake up - you people are willing slaves and you're on the wrong side of history.
Read the Koran kill the infidel,
they hate AMERICA we must defeat these evil islamic radicals Now!!!!
Brigitte Gabriel book is on the mark!! great job Brigitte!
Are you trying to disprove this woman's claims that Islam is inherently violent by stopping her from giving a speech? That's political violence. Can you smell the hypocrisy?
How can she be racist when she is an Arab? She does not hate Arabs. She hates militant Muslims. If you had seen their handiwork, against other Muslim Arabs, let alone 9/11, you would agree.
The fact is that the vast majority of terrorism perpetrated today are by militant Muslim terrorists. Most politicans, scholars and pundits are so worried about Muslims rioting that they cannot state publicly the one thing linking al-Qa'idah, Taliban, Jaysh al-Mahdi, Jaysh Muhammad, Ansar al-Sunnah, Hizbullah, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Abu Sayyaf, Moro Islamic Liberation Front, ad nauseam, is ISLAM. One more time. It's ISLAM. Why is this so taboo?
Darfur, the Philippines, southern Thailand, Somalia, Lebanon, Iraq, Kashmir, Chechnya, Cyprus, Nagorno-Karabagh. See a pattern?
And one little woman has the balls to come to Michigan of all places and state this. Bravo. This lady must be truly frightening to militant Muslims. Does she have an army? No, just truth. Be afraid, be very afraid.
To those slinging hate in the comments: do not sink to the levels of freedom-fearing hatemongers.
Saint Thomas Moore and his martyrdom for his faith:
Sir Thomas: So you would cut down the law to get after the devil?
Young Man: Yes! I'd cut down every law in England to chase him out!
Sir Thomas: And when every law was down and the devil turned round on you, where would you shelter then, the laws all being flat? How would you stand in the winds that woud blow then? I give the devil benefit of law for my own safety's sake.
I support this blog in their fight against discrimination and I find it very amusing how you LGF commenters are all against one extremist religous group in the name of another extremist religious group. But that is to be expected from LGFers. I know for a fact that LGFers are vehemently against terrorism, yet you support the Jewish Zionist movement, one of the first terrorist groups in the Middle East, until they got their weapons shipments and training from Western forces, then for some reason their killing is justified. Of course Israel was born from Zionist extremists so if you support Israel's beginnings you support the use of terrorism but none of you will admit that.
And pardon me if I think supporting white extremists over dark skinned extremists seems racist...
By the way, I don't think Israel should be wiped off the map or that the 2 billion Muslims on Earth should stop practicing their religion (and yes, LGF is against Muslims not just extremists, I read the blog daily and many of the comments) I am against extremist Muslims, but also against any religious extremism and this woman is an extremist Zionist Jew.
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