Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Lesson of Lebanon hasn't been learned.

Lebanon used to be a modern, cosmopolitan nation of educated people who built a thriving metropolis in Beirut that abounded with economic activity from entrepreneurs, family businesses, and all the way up to multi-national corporations. It was secular state and fair to everyone. It was clean and had all the modern sanitation and technical amenities. The people were primarily Arab Christians, with some Jews and also some moderate Muslims - a small portion of the population who enjoyed civil rights in a secular nation.

Then the real Muslims came.

Brigitte Gabriel is only one of thousands of Arab non-muslims whose family was forced out of Lebanon by the Muslims. A dear friend of mine, Rita, an Arab Christian, was another - people who had been Rita's neighbors for decades turned on her family overnight and they barely escaped with little but the clothes on their backs. The Muslims burnt down their business and told them frankly to leave or die that very night - simply because they were not Muslims. Rita's so-called "friends" on her own street and in her own neighborhood did this to them, people they had welcomed as neighbors when they first moved in (her family had been there for generations). Those who destroyed her family's livelihood and would have killed them all without a backward glance were people they had known and were friendly with literally for years, since she was a child. This is the reality of Islam - they are "friends" with no one who isn't Muslim, no matter how "nice" they act, no matter how long they act "nice."

Americans and Jews need to understand this.

The Handwriting on the Wall
By Brigitte Gabriel

During this first month of the New Year 2009, we have seen some stunning developments that, considered together, should leave absolutely no doubt about the rising radical Islamic threat on our doorsteps in America.

I have been warning Americans since 2002 about this threat, and that the threat is not just confined to terrorism. This is not a "war on terror." Terror is a tactic, one of many in the arsenal of radical Islamists.

I have been declaring, to anyone who would listen, that Islamists are well on their way to subverting and transforming Europe, and they are riding that wave here to America.

I have told my personal story, of how Islamists, step by step, took over my country of Lebanon. How they used our freedoms and commitment to tolerance and multiculturalism against us to further their ultimate ends. And how they are using the same strategies and tactics against us in the West.

In just the past three weeks we have seen:

• A violent Islamic protest in Britain, where an angry mob shouting "Allahu Akbar" chased ­ yes, chased ­ dozens of British policemen for blocks. You must see this video to believe it! (Please be warned ­ there is offensive language and profanity). Click here <> to see this shocking video.

• Pro-Hamas, anti-Israel Muslims conducting demonstrations here in America, shouting praises to Hitler for what he did to the Jews, yelling "go back to the ovens," and at times physically attacking counter-protestors.

• The Amsterdam Court of Appeals ordering the prosecution of Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders because he has made statements deemed "insulting" and harmful to "the religious esteem" of Muslims. [His documentary gave quotes from the Koran which demonstrate the Muslim teachings on foreigners and those who won't convert to Islam.]

• Austrian parliamentarian Susanne Winter convicted of "incitement,"
because of public statements she has made, including the claim that the prophet Mohammed was a pedophile [for marrying a six year old and consummating it when she was age 9 - which is pedophilia by anyone's definition].

• Muslim protest marches in Italy that ended with the protestors, in an obvious act of intimidation, conducting mass prayer vigils directly in front of Catholic places of worship.

• The release of an official U.S. government report <> stating that Hezbollah is forming terrorist cells here in the U.S. that could become operational.

• The UN continuing to move ahead with the "Durban II" conference and its document that is little more than an anti-Israel rant that calls for suppressing public "defamation" of religion ­ notably Islam. This has run parallel to an effort by the Organization of the Islamic Conference to get the UN Human Rights Commission to pass a resolution condemning public "defamation" of Islam.

My friends, the handwriting is clearly on the wall. Radical Islam is on the march, and it is growing stronger and bolder with every passing day.

What elected official in Europe or the UK will now have the courage to speak out against this threat? Certainly the actions against parliamentarians Wilders and Winter will ultimately have a chilling effect on American elected officials as well.

How many more "no-go zones," Muslim enclaves where non-Muslims and even police officers fear to go, will appear in Europe? We're already seeing such enclaves develop here in America right now. There's a reason why Dearborn, Michigan, is frequently referred to as "Dearbornistan."

What will happen in America when 50,000 ranting, chanting Islamist demonstrators attempt to aggressively back down and chase police officers trying to maintain order? Will the police use the force necessary? If they do, we can expect howls from groups like CAIR (the Council on American-Islamic Relations). How will government officials respond?

And if the police back down and run, as they recently did in Britain, what message is being sent to radical Islamists?

With the recent announcements by the Obama administration regarding ending the use of certain coercive interrogation practices, will this administration have the courage and use the tools necessary to protect us from Hezbollah, Hamas and al Qaeda terrorist cells in our midst?

It is becoming crystal clear that 2009 is going to be a critical year in our effort to roll back the rising tide of Islamo-fascism. Over the next several weeks we will be announcing various projects and programs designed so that we can more aggressively and effectively go on the offense against this threat.

I am asking you to pay close attention to these announcements when they occur and to participate in every way you can. We must all come together and ACT! this year, before the worldwide momentum building behind radical Islam becomes too powerful to stop.

Always devoted,

Brigitte Gabriel

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