Subject: Fw: islam
Islam’s March Against the West
By Brigitte Gabriel
Excerpted from Brigitte Gabriel’s speech delivered at the Intelligence
Summit in Washington DC, Saturday February 18, 2006.
We gather here today to share information and knowledge. Intelligence is
not merely cold hard data about numerical strength or armament or
disposition ofmilitary forces. The most important element of
intelligence has to be understanding the mindset and intention of the
enemy. The west has been wallowing in a state of ignorance and denial
for thirty years as Muslimextremist 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 drinking my blood to survive as the perpetrators shouted Allah
My only crime was that I was a Christian living in a Christian town. I
learned at 10 years old the meaning of the word “infidel.” I had a crash
course in survival not in girl scouts, but in a bomb shelter where I
for seven years in pitch darkness, freezing cold, drinking stale water
and eating grass to live. At the age of thirteen I dressed in my burial
clothes going to bed at night waiting to be slaughtered and by the age
of 20 I had buried most of my friends who were 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 12th 2001 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? If America and the west were
paying attention to the Middle East they would not have had to even ask
the question. Simply put, they hate me and you because we are defined in
their eyes by one simple word, “infidels.”
Under the banner of Islam “la, ilaha illa allah, muhammad rasoulu
allah, “there is no God but Allah, Muhammad is his prophet, they
murdered Jewish children in Israel, massacred Christians in Lebanon,
killed Copts in Egypt, Assyrians in Syria, Hindus in India, and expelled
almost 900,000 Jews out of Muslim lands. We Middle Eastern infidels paid
the price then and for their indifference and shortsightedness infidels
worldwide are paying the price now.
Tolerating evil is a crime. Appeasing murderers doesn’t buy protection,
it earns disrespect and loathing in the enemy’s eyes. Apathy is the
weapon by which the west is committing suicide. Political correctness is
the shackles around our ankles by which Islamists are leading us to our
America and the West are doomed to failure in this war unless they stand
up and identify the real enemy. Islam. You hear about Wahabbi and Salafi
Islam as the only extreme form of Islam. All the other Muslims are
wonderful moderates. I hope the pictures of the irrational eruption of
violence from around the world in reaction to the cartoons of Mohammed
from burning embassies, to calls to butcher those who mock Islam, or to
warnings to be prepared for the real holocaust, has given you a glimpse
into the real face of the enemy. The news pictures and video of these
events represents 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.
America and the west can no longer afford to lay in their lazy state of
overweight ignorance. The consequences of this mental disease are
starting to attack the body and if they don’t take the necessary steps
now to control it, death will be knocking soon.
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.
We are fighting a powerful ideology that is capable of altering human
basic instincts. An ideology that can turn a mother into a launching pad
of death. 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. It is an ideology that is capable of offering highly educated
individuals such as doctors, and lawyers far more joy in attaining death
than any respect and stature, life in society is ever capable of giving
The United States has been a prime target for radical Islamic hatred and
terror. Every Friday, mosques in the Middle East ring with shrill
prayers and monotonous chants calling death, destruction and damnation
down on America and its people. The radical Islamists’ deeds have been
as vile as their words. Since the Iran Hostage crisis, more than three
thousand Americans have died in a terror campaign almost unprecedented
in its calculated cruelty along with thousands of other citizens
worldwide. Even the Nazis did not turn their own children into human
bombs, and then rejoice at their deaths as well the deaths of their
victims. This intentional, indiscriminate and wholesale murder of
innocent American citizens is justified and glorified in the name of
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.
Our mediocre attitude of not confronting Islamic forces of bigotry and
hatred wherever it raised its ugly head in the last 30 years, has
empowered and strengthened our enemy to launch a full scale attack on
the very freedoms we cherish in their effort to impose their values and
way of life on our civilization.
If we don’t wake up and challenge our Muslims community to take action
against the terrorists within it, if we don’t believe in ourselves as
Americans and in the standards we should hold every patriotic American
to, we are going to pay a price for our shortsighted delusion.
For the sake of our children and our country, we must wake up and take
action. In the face of a torrent of hateful invective and terrorist
murder, America’s learning curve since the Iran hostage crisis is so
shallow that it is almost flat. The longer we lay supine, the more
difficult it will be to stand erect.
(Brigitte Gabriel is an expert on the Middle East conflict and lectures
nationally and internationally on the subject. She’s the former news
anchor of World News for Middle East television and the founder of
American Congress for Truth.com. Brigitte Gabriel is the author of a
forthcoming book on the same subject to be published by St. Martin’s
Press later in 2006)
Note: This will appear at the Intelligence Summit website: Too bad our
DC pols, particularly the libs, cannot understand this very obvious
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