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Because They Hate: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America (essential reading on Middle East)
The Heritage Foundation ^ | 2006 | Brigitte Gabriel

Posted on 11/24/2006 7:17:50 PM PST by Clintonfatigued

Brigitte Gabriel lost her childhood to militant Islam. In 1975 she was ten years old and living in Lebanon when militant Muslims from throughout the Middle East poured into her country and declared jihad against Lebanese Christians. Lebanon was the only Christian influenced country in the Middle East, and the Lebanese Civil War was the first front in what has become the worldwide jihad of fundamentalist Islam theology against non-Muslim peoples.

Based upon her personal experiences, Garbriel addresses the West’s lack of understanding and ignorance of the ways and thinking of the Middle East. She identifies mistakes the West has made in consistently underestimating the single-mindedness with which fundamentalist Islam has pursued its goals over the past thirty years. Through the telling of her own story, she outlines the history, social movements, and religious divisions that have led to today’s critical conflict.

A compelling and captivating personal story with a powerful lesson about threats to freedom in our time. – R. James Woolsey, Director of Central Intelligence, 1993-95

(Excerpt) Read more at heritage.org ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel
KEYWORDS: abuhamza; apesanspigs; christian; dhimmis; gwot; infidels; islam; islamichatred; islamofascism; jihad; lebanon; maronite; nonmuslims; religionofpieces; rop; wot

1 posted on 11/24/2006 7:17:52 PM PST by Clintonfatigued
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To: SJackson; Alouette; Salem; river rat; SandRat; wagglebee

One thing the author says is that Political Correctness in the government and press is blinding us to the threat.


2 posted on 11/24/2006 7:19:10 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Corporatism is not conservatism)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Because They Hate: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America
Brigitte Gabriel


Description: In "Because They Hate," Brigitte Gabriel argues that the U.S. is facing total destruction at the hands of Muslims. The author, a Christian survivor of the civil war between Lebanese Christians and Muslims in the 1970s, draws on her own experiences to support both the profiling of Muslims and the ban of what she calls "hate education" in Islamic institutions.

Author Bio: Brigitte Gabriel is a journalist, producer and founder of American Congress for Truth, a non-profit organization (www.americancongressfortruth.com).

You can watch the interview here:

http://www.booktv.org/ram/feature/1006/btv102106_4.ram

More info here:
http://www.booktv.org/General/index.asp?segID=7474&schedID=462


3 posted on 11/24/2006 7:30:21 PM PST by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (Welcome Home, son! You and your comrades are our heroes!))
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To: bnelson44

This was recorded 9/27/06


4 posted on 11/24/2006 7:32:32 PM PST by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (Welcome Home, son! You and your comrades are our heroes!))
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To: Clintonfatigued

I think the exposure of radical islam in recent documentaries combined with the comments of women like Gabriel and men like Walid Shoebat are starting to sink in with at least a few liberals.


5 posted on 11/24/2006 7:35:09 PM PST by cripplecreek (If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?)
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To: cripplecreek

Which liberals?


6 posted on 11/24/2006 7:46:12 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: cripplecreek; sageb1
>>>.....starting to sink in with at least a few liberals.<<<

In my part of the world, Seattle, you could hold a convention of converts to conservativism in my Mini Cooper!

7 posted on 11/24/2006 7:51:20 PM PST by HardStarboard (Give Pelosi and Reid Enough Rope to Hang Themselves.)
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To: cripplecreek
I think the exposure of radical islam in recent documentaries combined with the comments of women like Gabriel and men like Walid Shoebat are starting to sink in with at least a few liberals,

What causes you to think so?

You may well be right. I've just not noticed.

8 posted on 11/24/2006 7:54:24 PM PST by Racehorse (Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.)
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To: HardStarboard; sageb1

I send these types of videos to coworkers of my wife. (Mostly liberal nurses)

One wrote to me today about this speech. She said that Gabriel sounds "too pro Israel" but she said that she was beginning to understand.

Liberal "men" are a lost cause but women have a hard time ignoring stories like the one about tearing the baby in half.


9 posted on 11/24/2006 7:58:00 PM PST by cripplecreek (If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?)
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To: sageb1

Which liberals?

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women


10 posted on 11/24/2006 8:01:59 PM PST by photodawg
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To: cripplecreek

Liberal "men" are a lost cause but women have a hard time ignoring stories like the one about tearing the baby in half.



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I agree.


11 posted on 11/24/2006 8:03:25 PM PST by photodawg
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To: Clintonfatigued

Saw her on Glenn Beck's TV show. Fantastic woman. I wish she were Sec of State instead of the Arab ass-kisser we have now.


12 posted on 11/24/2006 8:06:27 PM PST by montag813
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To: Clintonfatigued

Absolutely true.. the girl is right on..


13 posted on 11/24/2006 8:08:32 PM PST by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole)
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To: Clintonfatigued

In 1945, President Harry Truman ended the war in the Pacific, bringing about VJ day.

After dropping a bomb on Hiroshima, the Japanese continued to fight on without regard to any regard to morality. After Nagasaki (the second bomb) Emperor Hirohito surrendered. Subsequent to that, Gen. MacArthur took the formal papers of surrender and installed a Western system of Government in Japan. Japan has done handsomely since then, witness the death of Detroit vehicles in the U.S., not to mention TVs, radios, cel phones and every gadget one can think of.

Could this plan work in other places?


14 posted on 11/24/2006 8:08:51 PM PST by Rembrandt (We would have won Viet Nam w/o Dim interference.)
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To: Clintonfatigued; LucyT
"There are loads of so-called junk DNA, which doesn't seem to code for anything, and may have been spliced in by virus infections long ago. Or perhaps it relates to a lack of meaning in nuclear DNA. ;') "

I went skeet shooting for the first time today and was encouraged when some people were calling the 'clays' we were shoot various Muslim names. "Take that Osama, take that Mohammad, etc."

15 posted on 11/24/2006 8:09:35 PM PST by blam
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To: Clintonfatigued

I just finished her book and it was astounding!!!

A must read for every voter.


16 posted on 11/24/2006 8:20:04 PM PST by The Bat Lady (11 million illegals (really 20 million in Gov. math) will become 100 million in 5-8 years)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Brigitte Gabriel lost her childhood to militant Islam.

The term "Militant Islam" is redundant. Islam based on Sharia law is intended to be militant.
17 posted on 11/24/2006 8:24:49 PM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax , you earn it , you keep it!)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Political Correctness:

”A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical liberal minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

By spreading this definition around, perhaps we can employ one of the more effective methods of deflating and defeating the fools who practice and promote it: RIDICULE.

Unless stopped – and soon – PC will DESTROY Western Civilization -- if it hasn’t already.

PASS IT ON!!

18 posted on 11/24/2006 8:30:20 PM PST by Dick Bachert
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To: All; Clintonfatigued

Does anyone know how many countries that radical Islamists have taken over in the past 50 years or so?


19 posted on 11/24/2006 8:44:09 PM PST by Sun (If we lose the Senate, the Dems will have control of the judiciary committee. Vote on Nov. 7)
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To: Man50D
The term "Militant Islam" is redundant.

Gabriel does not appear to agree. Indeed, during the question and answer period she berated moderate Muslims for not flooding into the streets to demonstrate and protest against the 7th century behavior of radical Muslims.

Actions speak louder than words, she repeatedly declares. Why aren't the moderates telling the radical Muslim world, "We ar Americans first!" Radical Muslims in Dearborn, Michigan demonstrate in support of Hezbollah. Where was the moderate counter demonstration? If there is any place in the world where moderates can speak out, should speak out, it is in the United States.

Moderates need to be challenged! If the majority of Muslims are peaceful, where are they? We need to hear your voice!

Never heard this little Arabic saying before: First comes Saturday, then comes Sunday. Which means, first we kill the Jews (the little satan), then we kill the Americans (the big satan).

Rather a powerful, passionate little lady.

Her website: American Congress for Truth

20 posted on 11/24/2006 8:44:29 PM PST by Racehorse (Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Powerful stuff...


21 posted on 11/24/2006 8:45:08 PM PST by GOPJ (Muslims wear us down through terrorism.They should be worn down through mockery & criticism-Fjordman)
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To: bnelson44

BUMP


22 posted on 11/24/2006 8:54:32 PM PST by SweetCaroline (***Your own healing is the Greatest Message of Hope to others!***)
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To: Racehorse
Gabriel does not appear to agree. Indeed, during the question and answer period she berated moderate Muslims for not flooding into the streets to demonstrate and protest against the 7th century behavior of radical Muslims.

The fact Muslims have not spoken out only proves my point. The so called "majority" who supposedly disagree with the violence perpetrated by the "minority" would or could have easily suppressed any further violence.

It has been repeatedly said the reason Muslims don't speak out is due to fear of violent repercussion. The notion the minority controls the overwhelming majority is illogical. Muslims don't speak out because the violent methods used are prefaced on Sharia Law. There is no distinction between religion and state to Muslims. Religion is the state and the state is based on Sharia Law. The links below illustrate their beliefs.

Islamic Scholar Warns U.S. of 'Two-Faced' Muslims

Endless Jihad
The Truth about Islam and Violence

23 posted on 11/24/2006 9:04:30 PM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax , you earn it , you keep it!)
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To: All

The 1860 civil war left more than 15,000 Christians dead and more than ten thousand homeless. Later, however, the Ottoman foreign ministry imprisoned the Druze leaders involved in the war, and even punished a number of Ottoman officers and officials for having failed to prevent the 1860 civil war.

This was the first Lebanese civil war between Christians and Muslims.

http://phoenicia.org/christiansmea.html#Lebanon


24 posted on 11/24/2006 10:07:55 PM PST by Sun (If we lose the Senate, the Dems will have control of the judiciary committee. Vote on Nov. 7)
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To: Dick Bachert
"Political Correctness"= "Those who control language control minds."

yitbos

25 posted on 11/24/2006 11:14:44 PM PST by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: Dick Bachert

The phrase "po;itical correctness" first came from Lenin..


26 posted on 11/25/2006 4:53:45 AM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Rembrandt

Maybe this time we stop after the jihadists are destroyed and defeated, instead of any largesse..


27 posted on 11/25/2006 4:55:48 AM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: sheik yerbouty; Kakaze; Dark Skies; metmom

That is a worthy idea.


28 posted on 11/26/2006 11:49:50 AM PST by Clintonfatigued (Corporatism is not conservatism)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Thank you for the ping and the compliment on my tag line.

She is a very strong woman.

29 posted on 11/26/2006 12:35:43 PM PST by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and Apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

bump for publicity


30 posted on 11/26/2006 12:36:53 PM PST by VOA
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To: Clintonfatigued

Thx for the ping, CF.


31 posted on 11/26/2006 12:52:08 PM PST by Dark Skies ("He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that" ... John Stuart Mill)
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To: SlowBoat407

Ping


32 posted on 11/26/2006 8:25:37 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: Oorang

Thanks for the ping. She's been a busy woman lately, doing interviews and appearances all over the country. It does seem like the message is finally sinking in, at least to people who were on the fence.

I don't know if anything can be done about the die-hards who think we actually have something that radical islam wants. Many of them still think that they have a "legitimate" grievance because the West is wealthy at the expense of dungheaps in the ME where radical islam flourishes.


33 posted on 11/27/2006 5:47:56 AM PST by SlowBoat407 (A living insult to islam since 1959)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Just stumbled across this thread. Great video, thanks!


34 posted on 11/28/2006 1:29:19 PM PST by LibWhacker
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