A Moslem Conspiracy: Brigitte Gabriel’s frightened war-zone vision of population politics

Yesterday, by snail mail I received clipping from a local paper. It was about a speech delivered at the intelligence summit in Washington, DC on Feb. 18 by Brigitte Gabriel. I skimmed a few paragraphs, then completely forgot what I was doing, tossed my bifocals on the prayer rug, and read the whole thing word for word. Here is part of it. You can read the whole excerpt being circulated here.

Why They Hate

The West has been wallowing in a state of ignorance and denial for thirty years as Muslim extremist perpetrated evil against innocent victims in the name of Allah.

I was ten years old when my home exploded around me, burying me under the rubble and leaving me to drink my blood to survive, as the perpetrators shouted “Allah Akbar!” My only crime was that I was a Christian living in a Christian town. At 10 years old, I learned the meaning of the word “infidel.”

I had a crash course in survival. Not in the Girl Scouts, but in a bomb shelter where I lived for seven years in pitch darkness, freezing cold, drinking stale water and eating grass to live. At the age of 13 I dressed in my burial clothes going to bed at night, waiting to be slaughtered. By the age of 20, I had buried most of my friends–killed by Muslims. We were not Americans living in New York, or Britons in London. We were Arab Christians living in Lebanon.

As a victim of Islamic terror, I was amazed when I saw Americans waking up on September 12, 2001, and asking themselves “Why do they hate us?” The psychoanalyst experts were coming up with all sort of excuses as to what did we do to offend the Muslim World. But if America and the West were paying attention to the Middle East they would not have had to ask the question. Simply put, they hate us because we are defined in their eyes by one simple word: “infidels.”

You hear about Wahabbi and Salafi Islam as the only extreme form of Islam. All the other Muslims, supposedly, are wonderful moderates. Closer to the truth are the pictures of the irrational eruption of violence in reaction to the cartoons of Mohammed printed by a Danish newspaper. From burning embassies, to calls to butcher those who mock Islam, to warnings that the West be prepared for another holocaust, those pictures have given us a glimpse into the real face of the enemy. News pictures and video of these events represent a canvas of hate decorated by different nationalities who share one common ideology of hate, bigotry and intolerance derived from one source: authentic Islam. An Islam that is awakening from centuries of slumber to re-ignite its wrath against the infidel and dominate the world. An Islam which has declared “Intifada” on the West.

A perfect example is a recently elected Hamas official in the Palestinian Territories who raves in heavenly joy about sending her three sons to death and offering the ones who are still alive for the cause.

America cannot effectively defend itself in this war unless and until the American people understand the nature of the enemy that we face. Even after 9/11 there are those who say that we must “engage” our terrorist enemies, that we must “address their grievances”. Their grievance is our freedom of religion. Their grievance is our freedom of speech. Their grievance is our democratic process where the rule of law comes from the voices of many not that of just one prophet. It is the respect we instill in our children towards all religions. It is the equality we grant each other as human beings sharing a planet and striving to make the world a better place for all humanity. Their grievance is the kindness and respect a man shows a woman, the justice we practice as equals under the law, and the mercy we grant our enemy. Their grievance cannot be answered by an apology for who or what we are.

After reading this, I sat stunned for a moment just absorbing it. A part of it rang true, as being from someone�s personal experience. I had seen the underground shelter of a Moslem family near an international border. They had lived underground during an invasion; only the father had gone out for food. But as I ran Gabriel�s whole piece through the sieve of my own experience, a part of it did not ring true. Moderate Moslems do exist, many of them. They are just ordinary people using their religion to live the best lives they know how to live. I know. I have seen them. All those Moslems who explained their culture and helped me cope with living in a strange land. The Moslem neighbors who invited me for Iftar at sunset on the first day of Ramadan. So many strangers; so many gestures of hospitality.

So who is Brigitte Gabriel and what does she stand for? Her organization is called the American Congress for Truth (ACT) “American” AND “truth” all in the name of one three-word organization? The only word they’re missing is “justice”.

Her vision?

She sees what Moslems have done to Arab Christians as being indicative of Islamic intentions towards Israel and America.

…every American must become informed about who our enemy is.

And here are some of the words from the original speech that were left out of the speech as it was circulated:

The most important element of intelligence has to be understanding the mindset and intention of the enemy.

If you want to understand the nature of the enemy we face, visualize a tapestry of snakes. They slither and they hiss, and they would eat each other alive, but they will unite in a hideous mass to achieve their common goal of imposing Islam on the world. This is the ugly face of the enemy we are fighting.

America and the West are doomed to failure in this war unless they stand up and identify the real enemy. Islam.

And yet, there are still Americans who are unable or unwilling to recognize the nature or the extent of the threat presented by radical Islam. Whether motivated by naive wishful thinking or rigid political correctness, they assert that Islam is a moderate, tolerant and peaceful religion that has been hijacked by extremists. They refuse to accept that in the Muslim world, EXtreme is MAINstream.

For those of us who’s first language is Arabic and are able to read the language they are written in, we can understand completely where all the hatred and bigotry is coming from. Their sacred obligation to impose Islam upon the entire world evidenced by their hatred and animosity towards non-believers is not a distortion of Islam, nor is it the creation of a few extremists who have hijacked an allegedly peaceful and tolerant religion. It is the underlying theme of the Koran and the Hadith.

This army doesn’t work independently but is supported and protected by a community and a neighborhood. It is suicidal to label any Islamic community as moderate because it is this same community that protected, supported and shielded the extremists and made their suicide operation possible.

You might want to ask some of your older Japanese-American friends what the next step of this argument might be.

Have a nice day.

5 Responses to “A Moslem Conspiracy: Brigitte Gabriel’s frightened war-zone vision of population politics”

  1. Cliff Cantine Says:

    It’s very difficult for me (and I suspect your average American) to understand why there responses to speeches such as Ms. Gabrielle’s is met with perhaps not outrage but what amounts to “this is not how Islam really is” sort of attitude. All we see in the press is the negative side (you can read that as RADICAL) Islam – suicide bombers, beheading of innocents, Madrasses that inculcate the Moslem young that the Infidel must be converted or die, etc, etc, etc. Taken as a whole, the events that are taking place in the Middle East – Iran’s enriching of Uranium, arms and terrorists from Syria pouring into Iraq to destabilize the country, Hamas attackng the Israelis – points to one conclusion, that Radical Islam is intent on the the destruction of Western culture and world-wide rule of Sharia law.

    Please show me the outrage, the moral fortitude that most rational and sentient beings are displaying over this outrageous behavior. I have seen no evidence that the so-called “moderate Molsem” community, in any meaningful way, is as appalled by this barbaric bloodshed as the rest of the civilized world.

    I believe this – if Islam does not police itself and rid the world of these extremists, surely ALL Moslems are going to pay for their (the extremists) lunacy and hatred. The United States will eventually be forced by the people to take action, any action, to stop the slaughter of its citizens.


    Cliff Cantine, US Citizen

  2. Nijma Says:

    Every religious group has its extremists. Your group, whatever it is, has them too, and you probably know who they are, but not what to do about them.

    The best answer I can think of is that there ARE moderates of every religion, and that interfaith dialogue is one place to start.

    Another place is food, music, sports, and anything else that brings people together as humans and not as representatives of tribes.

    My free advice–and you can tell me if it’s worth what you paid for it–is the next time you go into an Arab grocery for pita bread , double apple tobacco, maamul cookies, the latest Egyptian CD, or those wonderful little green olives, start a conversation with whoever will talk to you. Find out where they are from.

    My experience has been that for about the first forty minutes they will repeat whatever is being said on the street, then after that you start to find out what they really think. It can get interesting.

    But Arab outrage? Where was the Arab outrage over the American behaviour at Abu Graib prison? My Arab friends just shrugged and said it shouldn’t have happened.. If you figure it out, let me know.

  3. SAS Says:

    Cliff Cantine,

    Where is the American outrage over the excesses and perfidies of US foreign policy in the ME and elsewhere. Where is the outrage over the dispossession of the Palestinian people from their historical homeland, the mass ethnic cleansing of Palestinian lands, the destruction of four hundred Palestinian villages and town, the support by the US for human rights abuses and war crimes by Israel’s brutal occupation on a massive scale against Palestinians, the overthrow by the CIA of democracies in Iran, Latin America, Africa, the killing of millions of Vietnamese after they were falsely accused by the US of attacking US warships in the Gulf of Tonkin.

    Where is the accountability for the crimes committed in Iraq by the Bush administration after the US falsely accused their country of producing WMDs and then went on to destroy their country and steal its resources.
    Why is the US threatening Syria and Iran even though it has more WMDs than the rest of the world put together ?

    You do realize that the anti Muslim sentiment in contemporary US goes hand in hand with the racism against Native Americans, African Americans and Hispanics and is similar to the racism that made the killing of three million gooks in SE Asia possible. Take responsibility for your actions and learn to liberate yourself from hate and respect the humanity of ALL.

  4. BLABIL Says:

    this article is outaeous, It sound like it was written by a zionist for the purpose of justifying the zionists action in Palestine, It also try to justify the barbaric actions of the present US government in Iraq, Afghanistan. guantanamo prison and Abu ghraib detentopn center. I remember when I was a young boy in Egypt going to the Cinemas to see an american movieor listen to Elvis , I loved America and the American way of living and that was the reason I migrated to this country. I still love this Country and I am hopeful that the Democracy in this country will correct all the past wrong doings. That is why I will vote for Obama, It is about change for the better.
    Oh, one last thing, ask yourself if you can hit your finger with a small hammer to prove a point, then ask yourself how or why would someone strap him or her self with explosives and try to prove a point, It is amazing that so many intelligent Americans have not asked that question yet. may be it is easier to blame someone else for a failing policies of this administration in the Middle east and the whole world!
    Agaby!!! ” means I wonder!

  5. Nijma Says:

    Did you even read the article Blabil? If you did, you would know Gabriel is a Christian, not Jewish as you seem to assume, and that she is from Lebanon, not Guantanamo.

    Your repeated use of the word “zionist” makes me wonder if you aren’t anti-semitic.

    Using children as soldiers and as suicide bombers has certainly been a failure as a government policy. All it has accomplished is to teach a new generation to hate.

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