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Belly Dancing With Brigitte Gabriel (She loves FR!)
Slowboat407 report | Slowboat407

Posted on 02/03/2008 8:15:06 PM PST by SlowBoat407

I am not a party animal. I am not a social butterfly or even a social moth. I am, however, half-Lebanese. So when Brigitte Gabriel’s husband, with whom I’ve had a working and social relationship for a number of years, invited my wife and me to join them at a “Hafli” being held by the local Sons and Daughters of Lebanon chapter this past Saturday, I was thrilled. The Lebanese - the Christians, anyway - do know how to throw a party. Plus, with Brigitte on the road so much doing appearances on news shows, lecture tours and book promotions, we barely get to see them as a couple. Finally, we’d be able to relax, eat some good Lebanese food, and catch up with each other.

For anyone who may be curious, Brigitte is the same fireball you see on TV - intensely passionate about her work in American Congress for Truth (www.americancongressfortruth.org), intensely vocal in her stand on politics and political correctness (yes, it’s still killing us). We spent part of the evening talking about the threat to this country from islamic extremism, and she warned me that her new book might require her to be even more careful in her personal life because of the people it will anger. But the evening was not all serious, and I found that Brigitte is also one incredible dancer!

After we’d stuffed ourselves with traditional Lebanese hummus, “kibbe”, babaganoush, and baklava, the music started, and the belly dancers arrived to get us started. It didn’t take long for everyone else to hit the floor. I got some pictures of my lovely wife dancing, and then Brigitte’s husband took the camera and snapped some shots of Brigitte and me.

“Put this on Free Republic!”, he yelled over the sounds of the dubki band.

“No no no!”, countered Brigitte (only a little seriously)

“Come on,” he said, “They need to see you having some fun for a change.”

Finally, she relented, after I gave her final authority over the shot selection. Here’s a side of Brigitte Gabriel you never get to see, and a glimpse at what Lebanon could have been, if it had not been turned into a battleground for islamic extremism.

Brigitte sends her best to all of her friends and supporters at Free Republic, and says, “Thank you, and keep up the good work!”



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: brigittegabriel

1 posted on 02/03/2008 8:15:07 PM PST by SlowBoat407
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To: Cindy; Velveeta; all4one; Oorang; Godzilla; appalachian_dweller; Allegra

ping for a little fun


2 posted on 02/03/2008 8:17:19 PM PST by SlowBoat407 (Just how will wrecking the U.S. economy save the planet?)
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To: SlowBoat407

Looks like a lot more than “little” fun LOL


3 posted on 02/03/2008 8:27:57 PM PST by Godzilla (Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice.)
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To: najida

Lookie! Lookie!


4 posted on 02/03/2008 8:28:43 PM PST by HungarianGypsy
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To: SlowBoat407; Cindy; Velveeta; all4one; Oorang; Godzilla; appalachian_dweller; Allegra
Hey, they threw a LOT of money around!

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5 posted on 02/03/2008 8:33:26 PM PST by Candor7 (Fascism? All it takes is for good men to say nothing.)
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To: SlowBoat407

Smiling at you...that looks like a wonderful time and the food sounds great, too.


6 posted on 02/03/2008 8:46:57 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Wish you could have been there.


7 posted on 02/03/2008 9:36:45 PM PST by SlowBoat407 (Just how will wrecking the U.S. economy save the planet?)
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To: SlowBoat407

That’s really cool. Thanks for sharing. God protect and continually embolden her.


8 posted on 02/03/2008 9:53:59 PM PST by FreeRadical (Pray. Make Babies. Teach. Repeat.)
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To: SlowBoat407

Thank you SlowBoat407.


9 posted on 02/03/2008 10:00:25 PM PST by Cindy
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To: SlowBoat407; george76; Chgogal; PurpleMan
Lucky dog; she's a brave lady indeed.

American Congress for Truth ^ is her website, and has lots of info on how to counter the Islamic menace, and contact our Reps in Washington. Sign up for her Email Letter too, and it will keep you abreast of the activities.

10 posted on 02/03/2008 10:24:45 PM PST by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: brityank

thanks


11 posted on 02/03/2008 10:37:52 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: HungarianGypsy; Alkhin; Tax-chick; ladyjane; RepoGirl; Joan Kerrey; cyborg; TASMANIANRED; ...

Thank you!
Pinging some others :)


12 posted on 02/04/2008 7:13:46 AM PST by najida (I am so grateful that stupid isn't contagious.)
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To: najida

Now I’m hungry!


13 posted on 02/04/2008 7:16:46 AM PST by Tax-chick ("Political zombies need brains, but they hunger only for taxes." ~ NicknamedBob)
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To: Tax-chick

Tabouleh and humus are in my top 5 favorite foods.


14 posted on 02/04/2008 7:20:08 AM PST by najida (I am so grateful that stupid isn't contagious.)
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To: najida

Mine too, and so are baba-ganoush and felafel.


15 posted on 02/04/2008 7:39:08 AM PST by Tax-chick ("Political zombies need brains, but they hunger only for taxes." ~ NicknamedBob)
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To: najida

Beautiful...Thanks.

Love Hummus...Taboli (sp?) makes me cringe..


16 posted on 02/04/2008 7:52:31 AM PST by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: najida

Now I know I spelled Tabouleh wrong.


17 posted on 02/04/2008 7:53:24 AM PST by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: TASMANIANRED
Now I know I spelled Tabouleh wrong.

It has a lot of spellings. "Tabouli" is one you see often; I like to use "taboulet," because it's quirky :-).

18 posted on 02/04/2008 7:59:40 AM PST by Tax-chick ("Political zombies need brains, but they hunger only for taxes." ~ NicknamedBob)
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To: najida
Tabouleh and humus are in my top 5 favorite foods.

I have to put kibbe nayeh near the top of the list.

19 posted on 02/04/2008 1:11:33 PM PST by SlowBoat407 (Just how will wrecking the U.S. economy save the planet?)
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To: SlowBoat407

WOW! Sexy dancer!
And Brigitte looks beautiful as well. ;-)

In all seriousness, please let Brigitte know that she’s a hero in my eyes.

We’ll keep her in our thoughts and prayers, always.


20 posted on 02/04/2008 1:39:58 PM PST by Velveeta
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To: Velveeta

V, I gave Brigitte the link to this thread, so she’s reading it, and she appreciates all of your good thoughts and prayers.


21 posted on 02/04/2008 1:48:53 PM PST by SlowBoat407 (Just how will wrecking the U.S. economy save the planet?)
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To: SlowBoat407; nw_arizona_granny; Calpernia; MamaDearest; WestCoastGal; Rushmore Rocks; ...

Ping to our very own Slowboat407, doing the belly dance
....with none other than Brigitte Gabriel!


22 posted on 02/04/2008 1:51:33 PM PST by Velveeta
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To: Velveeta

KEWL! Thanks!


23 posted on 02/04/2008 2:03:16 PM PST by null and void (Conservatism. It's the new Black...)
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To: SlowBoat407
Hello, Brigitte! Keep up the great work and stay safe.

If you're ever in Chicago, I'll taking some bellydance classes from you. ;-)

24 posted on 02/04/2008 2:07:18 PM PST by Velveeta
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To: SlowBoat407
Thanks much for the ping SlowBoat. From the photo it looks like you, Brigitte and families had a wonderful Hafli. I hope she stays safe and protected.
25 posted on 02/04/2008 3:47:09 PM PST by Oorang (Tyranny thrives best where government need not fear the wrath of an armed people - Alex Kozinski)
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To: SlowBoat407

It’s definitely a different side. Looks like she was having a great time! Thanks for posting it.


26 posted on 02/04/2008 5:25:45 PM PST by Sue Perkick (And I hope that what Iíve done here today doesnít force you to have a negative opinion of meÖ.)
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To: FreeRadical

Amen to that!


27 posted on 02/04/2008 5:26:39 PM PST by Sue Perkick (And I hope that what Iíve done here today doesnít force you to have a negative opinion of meÖ.)
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To: SlowBoat407

Is that you on the left, SlowBoat?


28 posted on 02/04/2008 7:18:19 PM PST by Donna Lee Nardo (DEATH TO ISLAMIC TERRORISTS AND ANIMAL AND CHILD ABUSERS.)
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To: Velveeta

Thanks Vel!


29 posted on 02/04/2008 7:19:53 PM PST by Donna Lee Nardo (DEATH TO ISLAMIC TERRORISTS AND ANIMAL AND CHILD ABUSERS.)
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To: Velveeta; SlowBoat407; All

Thanks very much for the ping, Velveeta. Great pics SlowBoat407. A FReeper & and a friend to such a wonderful human being as Brigitte Gabriel. WOW!

FReepers are friends with some of the best people on planet earth BUMP!

(Hooray Brigitte!...and thanks for everything that you do)


30 posted on 02/04/2008 7:21:41 PM PST by PGalt
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To: SlowBoat407

‘I have to put kibbe nayeh near the top of the list.’

Any chance of getting recipes for these treats?


31 posted on 02/04/2008 8:10:38 PM PST by Domestic Church (AMDG...)
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To: Donna Lee Nardo

Why, yes it is. ;^)

Brigitte’s husband took the picture, and Mrs. Slowboat was standing next to him.


32 posted on 02/04/2008 9:59:24 PM PST by SlowBoat407 (Just how will wrecking the U.S. economy save the planet?)
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To: Domestic Church

I’m trying to find the time to get my grandmother’s old church cookbook scanned. It has recipes from all the church women in the Syrian Orthodox church where my grandfather preached.


33 posted on 02/04/2008 10:00:59 PM PST by SlowBoat407 (Just how will wrecking the U.S. economy save the planet?)
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To: Velveeta; SlowBoat407

Thanks for the ping, yes, I was this far behind on them.

It is good to see both of you having fun.

It is a needed part of life.


34 posted on 02/15/2008 12:36:05 AM PST by nw_arizona_granny (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1886546/posts?page=4972#4972 45 Item Communist Manifesto)
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To: SlowBoat407

Please convey our best and warmest wishes to Brigitte from Americans of Greek and Dutch descent—we love her and we support her.

She knows that Lebanon and Greece go waaaayyyyyyy back!


35 posted on 02/15/2008 1:58:32 PM PST by eleni121 (+ En Touto Nika! By this sign conquer! + Constantine the Great)
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To: SlowBoat407

Guilt-free photos! Always a plus!


36 posted on 07/16/2012 9:25:29 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: SlowBoat407

Guilt-free photos! Always a plus!


37 posted on 07/16/2012 9:25:43 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: SlowBoat407

She is good...but why, every time I have heard her on radio...does she speak so stressed and hyped up? A bit overdone for me.


38 posted on 07/16/2012 9:27:35 PM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter")
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