How An Arabic Gal from Lebanon Views Israel

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    Brigitte Gabriel's speech she made at Duke University


    "I'm proud and honored to stand here today as a Lebanese speaking for Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East. As someone who was raised in an Arabic country, I want to give you a glimpse into the heart of the Arabic world....

    ...Because the Palestinians have been encouraged to believe that murdering innocent Israeli civilians is a legitimate tactic for advancing their cause, the whole world now suffers from a plague of terrorism, from Nairobi to New York, from Moscow to Madrid, from Bali to Beslan.

    They blame suicide bombings on the "desperation of occupation." Let me tell you the truth. The first major terror bombing committed by Arabs against the Jewish state occurred 10 weeks before Israel even became independent. On Sunday morning, February 22, 1948, in anticipation of Israel 's independence, a triple truck bomb was detonated by Arab terrorists on Ben Yehuda Street in what was then the Jewish section of Jerusalem. Fifty-four people were killed and hundreds were wounded.

    Thus, it is obvious that Arab terrorism is caused not by "desperation" or "occupation", but by the VERY THOUGHT of a Jewish state.

    So many times in history in the last 100 years, citizens have stood by and done nothing, allowing evil to prevail. As America stood up against and defeated communism, now it is time to stand up against the terror of religious bigotry and intolerance. It's time for everyone to stand up and support and defend the State of Israel, which is the front line of the war against terrorism. Thank you."

    http://selahvtoday.typepad.com/sbcenc/2012/11/how-an-arabic-gal-from-lebanon-views-israel.html
     
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    Ms. Gabriel, 46, who uses a pseudonym, casts her organization as a nonpartisan, nonreligious national security group. Yet the organization draws on three rather religious and partisan streams in American politics: evangelical Christian conservatives, hard-line defenders of Israel (both Jews and Christians) and Tea Party Republicans.

    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. She has found a receptive audience among Americans who are legitimately worried about the spread of terrorism.

    But some of those who work in counterterrorism say that speakers like Ms. Gabriel are spreading distortion and fear, and are 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?pagewanted=all&_r=0


    “When Gabriel was invited to speak as part of a lecture series organized by Duke University's Jewish community in October 2004, many in attendance were angered by her referring to Arabs as "barbarians." The Freeman Centre for Jewish Life at Duke University later apologized for her comments.[21] Following her speech at women's campaign event for the Jewish Federation of Ottawa (JFO) in November 2008, many in attendance registered their protests, leading Mitchell Bellman, president and CEO of the JFO, to write a letter in which he acknowledged that Gabriel made, "unacceptable gross generalizations of Arabs and Muslims," distancing his organization from her views.[35]”

    Brigitte Gabriel (a.k.a. Nour Saman, born October 21, 1964), is the pseudonym of a Lebanese American journalist, author, and activist.[1][2] Gabriel says that Islam keeps countries backward,[3][4] and that it teaches terrorism.[5][6][7] To promote her views, she founded the American Congress For Truth and ACT! for America so that others may "fearlessly speak out in defense of America, Israel and Western civilization."[8]

    She frequently speaks at American conservative-leaning organizations such as The Heritage Foundation, Christians United for Israel, Evangelicals and Jewish groups.[9]

    Stephen Lee, a publicist at St. Martins Press for Gabriel’s second book, has called her views "extreme".[10] Gabriel claims she gives voice to "what many in America are thinking but afraid to say out loud, for fear of being labeled a racist, bigot, Islamophobic, or intolerant."[9]

    Critics of Gabriel claim that she over-simplifies the conflict in South Lebanon as a Muslim war against the Christians.[21][22] An article in the Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram Weekly claims that Gabriel's former neighbors in Marjayoun, who are not identified or quoted, recall that her family, like others in the village, were forced to spend occasional nights in their shelter or basement, but otherwise lived relatively normally.[21] The same article accused Gabriel of incorrectly telling audiences that Hezbollah had terrorized her family for the seven years between 1975 and 1982, though the author did not name the time or place in which she allegedly made this claim.[21] Another Arab newspaper admitted that she had lived in a bomb shelter for years, but asserted that it was for three rather than seven.[22]

    Using the name Nour Saman, Gabriel was a news anchor for World News, an Arabic-language evening news broadcast of Middle East Television, a Marjayoun-based station run by the now defunct SLA and funded by Israel.[24] Broadcast in Israel, Egypt, Syria, Jordan and Lebanon, Gabriel covered the Israeli withdrawal from central Lebanon, the Israeli Security Zone (occupied South Lebanon), and the Palestinian uprising in the West Bank and Gaza. She moved to Israel[21] before immigrating in 1989 to the United States.

    According to the Center for International Policy (CIP), Gabriel, "has made a post-9/11 career out of roundly denouncing Islam, decrying 'political correctness,' and promoting the concept of an existential clash of cultures.[25] States the CIP, "Her pro-Israel, anti-Islam spiel, coupled with her compelling personal history, has made her a popular speaker, writer, and general 'expert.' She appears sometimes as a commentator on television news and radio programs, often speaking out for the rights of Muslim women."[25]
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brigitte_Gabriel
     
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Yehuda_Street_bombings

    http://www.nmhtthornton.com/mehistorydatabase/civil_war_in_lebanon.php


    http://www.nmhtthornton.com/mehistorydatabase/civil_war_in_lebanon.php#embassy_bombing_april1983
     
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    http://jtf.org/america/america.lebanon.part.one.htm

    More:

    http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2008/08/formerly-christian-lebanon.html
     
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    Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, And be filled with their own devices. Pr 1:31

    Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. Gal 6:7

    And as for me also, mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity, but I will recompense their way upon their head. Ezek 9:10

    http://www.baptistboard.com/showthread.php?p=1884317#post1884317
     
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    5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them, for I Jehovah thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, upon the third and upon the fourth generation of them that hate me,
    6 and showing lovingkindness unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments. Ex 20
     
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    Yea, wot e said:thumbs::smilewinkgrin::tongue3:
     
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    Sweet justice. If not today then when Christ returns.
     

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