Is Brigitte Gabriel Spreading distortion about Islam or warning Americans about a very real threat?

If you believe the New York Times, Brigitte Gabriel is promoting “fear” and “…doing the country a disservice by failing to make distinctions between Muslims who are potentially dangerous and those who are not.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/08/us/08gabriel.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss

How are American citizens supposed to make distinctions between Muslims who are potentially dangerous and those who are not?

Question: How do you know if a Muslim in America is truly loyal to America, or as the Fort Hood killer said about himself, “a Muslim first and an American second”?

Answer: Once they take a gun, start killing people, shouting “Allahu Akbar” then you know they are dangerous. Or if you catch them with bomb-making materials. Until then, if you question any Muslim as being potentially dangerous you are “Islamophobic” or a “bigot”.

Many good-hearted, naive Americans are easily fooled. They don’t understand the Islamic principle of taqqiya, that Islam teaches it is OK for Muslims to deceive, lie to and trick infidels if it promotes the advancement of Islam or protects Muslims. An oath of allegiance to the US means little to devoted Muslims, because their ultimate loyalty is to the Koran and Islam – which is in direct contradiction to many values Americans hold dear.

Now, to be fair, to some Muslims maybe that oath of allegiance is real. But how do we know?

Tell me: how do I, Joe-American, make the distinctions between “Muslims who are potentially dangerous and those who are not”? This is a valid concern! It is one of the things that Americans should be alarmed about: how do we know which Muslims are dangerous and which Muslims are not?

Muslim women in Minnesota went house to house asking for money to support a “charity”. The FBI discovered they were funneling money to a terrorist group.

Kind-hearted Minnesotans were duped and gave their hard-earned money to a terrorist group.

Americans are generally inclined to give people the benefit of the doubt. More and more, however, we are losing any kind of trust we might have had of Islam and those who follow its teachings. But the kind of crap those Somali women pulled in Minnesota, as well as a steady stream of other stories, has steadily eroded any trust we might have been willing to have.

What, then, do we do?

Should we simply trust our government to protect us? Our military? Look how well that worked in Fort Hood, TX. The people who tried to warn of the danger were told to shut up and not make waves.

Another concern that Islamists want you to disregard: the greater the numbers, the greater the potential danger.

The reality is that the more “non-dangerous” Muslims we allow in our nation, the easier it is for the “dangerous Muslims” to hide until they decide to kill someone. Or, for Muslims to gain economic and political power through sheer numbers.

Islam in America is like the Trojan horse: just a big, harmless statue – with killers inside.

The New York Times article says:

“Ms. Gabriel, 46, who uses a pseudonym, casts her organization as a nonpartisan, nonreligious national security group.

She presents a portrait of Islam so thoroughly bent on destruction and domination that it is unrecognizable to those who study or practice the religion. [it’s not unrecognizable to the soldiers at Fort Hood who were attacked by a Muslim shouting “Allahu Akbar”] She has found a receptive audience among Americans who are legitimately worried about the spread of terrorism.

Ms. Gabriel says she is motivated not by fear or hatred of Islam, but by her love for her adopted country.

“I lost Lebanon, my country of birth, to radical Islam,” she wrote. “I do not want to lose my adopted country America.”

She insists that she is singling out only “radical Islam” or Muslim “extremists” — not the vast majority of Muslims or their faith.

“In the Muslim world, extreme is mainstream,” she wrote. She said that there is a “cancer” infecting the world, and said: “The cancer is called Islamofacism. This ideology is coming out of one source: The Koran.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/08/us/08gabriel.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss

The New York Times implies that Ms. Gabriel is blowing things all out of proportion, that there really is no threat from the “Religion of Peace”. Meanwhile Americans see daily reports of more violence inflicted by Muslims on those who are not Muslim. Just today reports are coming out of Ethiopia about mobs of Muslims burning Christian churches.

Certainly, not every Muslim is violent, that is not the point, no one is saying that. The point is that the ideology taught by Islam, in the Koran, encourages – teaches – that it is OK, even a “righteous” act, for Muslims to attack or oppress non-Muslims. Why? Because Islam is right and everyone else is wrong, and the Koran predicts that one day the whole world will submit to Allah.

Thankfully there is enough humanity in most Muslims to prevent them from acting fully on the violence that the Koran teaches.

But Americans are right to be concerned. It’s not a phobia. It’s not bigotry. The threat is real. Think about it, for Pete’s sake: what other religion has caused cartoonists to fear for their lives?

When has anyone had to change their identity (due to death threats) simply because they criticized a Lutheran or a Buddhist?

We don’t hate people – but we don’t want them coming into our home, taking advantage of our hospitality and then start shoving us around, trying to enforce their rules in our home. Resisting a religion that promotes that kind of attitude is not hate. It’s refusing to be bullied by a toxic ideology.

Don’t let anyone shame you or intimidate you into backing down from that. Don’t buy the load of crap that says anyone who criticizes Islam or speaks out about the threat it brings with it is a bigot, racist or Islamophobe.

The New York Times, while piously representing itself as being concerned about promoting tolerance and fighting bigotry, tries to undermine the valid concerns of Ms. Gabriel by appealing to the prejudices of their Liberal, “Progressive” audience. The article points out Ms. Gabriel’s links to

1. Evangelical Christian conservatives,

2. Defenders of Israel (both Jews and Christians)

3. Tea Party Republicans

And we all know how bigoted and narrow-minded all those people are don’t we? [sarcasm]

Americans are starting to wonder, “Could it happen here?”

“I lost Lebanon, my country of birth, to radical Islam, I do not want to lose my adopted country America.”

 

 

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