Drawing U.S. Crowds With Anti-Islam Message

Discussion in 'Religion and Spirituality' started by olias, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. olias


    this is the quote that hits the nail on the head: "“When you’ve got folks who are looking for the worst in Islam and are promoting that as the entire religion of 1.5 or 1.6 billion people, then you only empower the real extremists.”

    here's the article

    "Drawing U.S. Crowds With Anti-Islam Message
    Published: March 7, 2011

    FORT WORTH — Brigitte Gabriel bounced to the stage at a Tea Party convention last fall. She greeted the crowd with a loud Texas “Yee-HAW,” then launched into the same gripping personal story she has told in hundreds of churches, synagogues and conference rooms across the United States:

    As a child growing up a Maronite Christian in war-torn southern Lebanon in the 1970s, Ms. Gabriel said, she had been left lying injured in rubble after Muslims mercilessly bombed her village. She found refuge in Israel and then moved to the United States, only to find that the Islamic radicals who had terrorized her in Lebanon, she said, were now bent on taking over America.

    “America has been infiltrated on all levels by radicals who wish to harm America,” she said. “They have infiltrated us at the C.I.A., at the F.B.I., at the Pentagon, at the State Department. They are being radicalized in radical mosques in our cities and communities within the United States.”

    Through her books, media appearances and speeches, and her organization, ACT! for America, Ms. Gabriel has become one of the most visible personalities on a circuit of self-appointed terrorism detectors who warn that Muslims pose an enormous danger within United States borders.

    Representative Peter T. King, Republican of Long Island, will conduct hearings Thursday in Washington on a similar theme: that the United States is infiltrated by Muslim radicals. Mr. King was the first guest last month on a new cable television show that Ms. Gabriel co-hosts with Guy Rodgers, the executive director of ACT! and a Republican consultant who helped build the Christian Coalition, once the most potent political organization on the Christian right.

    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. ...."

    continued : http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/08/us/08gabriel.html?src=me&ref=general
  2. pspr


    You don't have to look for the worst in Islam. Just read the Quoran, the hate and promotion of killing is all right there for everyone to read - including it's followers.
  3. You expect the common American to understand subtlety?

    It is much easier to tell Americans to just hate an entire group...

    That way politicians can scare Americans into things like the Patriot Act, funding the military industrial complex, and unnecessary wars.

    To keep the game going after the cold war ended, there was a need for a new demon.

    Islam is the demon right now, just like before it was Communism, or the Nazis and Japan, before that Native Americans, etc.

    Societies like ours who have merged foreign policy with capitalism, will be the most successful when there is a scapegoat/demon to focus the average citizen away from internal problems.

    Make the problem external is a methodology that has been used for millenniums to control the ignorant sheeple.

  4. Explain why it is then that not every Muslim who reads the Quran comes to your conclusion?

  5. Or every Jew who read the Telmud comes to his conclusion.
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  7. iprph90


    Its all about the ALMIGHTY............$$$$



    Steven Emerson has 3,390,000 reasons to fear Muslims.

    That's how many dollars Emerson's for-profit company — Washington-based SAE Productions — collected in 2008 for researching alleged ties between American Muslims and overseas terrorism. The payment came from the Investigative Project on Terrorism Foundation, a nonprofit charity Emerson also founded, which solicits money by telling donors they're in imminent danger from Muslims.

    Emerson is a leading member of a http://www.tennessean.com/section/special5010">multimillion-dollar industry of self-proclaimed experts who spread hate toward Muslims in books and movies, on websites and through speaking appearances.

    Leaders of the so-called "anti-jihad" movement portray themselves as patriots, defending America against radical Islam. And they've found an eager audience in ultra-conservative Christians and mosque opponents in Middle Tennessee. One national consultant testified in an ongoing lawsuit aimed at stopping a new http://www.tennessean.com/article/20101024/NEWS01/10240382">Murfreesboro mosque.
  8. After you explain why a hugely disproportionate number of terrorists on the planet read Quran, after you explain why virtually all "honor" killings are committed by readers of Quran, after you explain why gays are summarily hung, why women and even young girls are stoned by readers of Quran...
  9. Not true! Your whole gang is made out of terrorists; from your first so called "prime minister" till the present one are nothing but low life terrorists thugs with resumes full of children blood and ethnic cleansing. Some of them were even on the British wanted list and many of you assume false names to travel to Europe for fear of being charged with war crimes....You zionist FUCK!
  10. LOL, your expected pavlovian "zinionist fuck zionist fuck zionist fuck" reaction noted but seriously Scheherazade, you can't deny the obvious, virtually all terror attacks in the world, virtually all honor killings and everything else mentioned in my previous post are committed by Quran followers.
    #10     Mar 8, 2011