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Posted: 6/13/2009 10:18:29 PM EST
Bridgette Gabriel is an American woman of Lebanese descent. She knows what she's talking about; she's written a number of books about the reality of the Islamic threat.

Following is a letter she wrote to President Obama regarding his speech made in Cairo.

BTW: The following letter IS the Cliff's Notes. If you want a condensation of the situation vis a vis the Islamic world, this is a must read!

Dear Mr. President,

You face difficult challenges in matters such as achieving peace in the
Middle East and protecting America from the threat of radical Islam and
terrorism. These are challenges that have vexed past presidents, going as
far back as our second president, John Adams. I have no doubt you appreciate
both the gravity of these challenges and the enormous obstacles that exist
to solving them.

I also have no doubt that you and your staff understood that, no matter what
you said in your speech last Thursday in Cairo, there would be those who
would take issue with you. That is always the case when attempting to solve
problems that are as deep and emotionally-laden as these challenges are.

I am assuming it is your sincere hope that the approach you have chosen to
take, as evidenced by what I'm sure was a carefully crafted speech, will
ultimately prove successful. However, it pains me to say this sir, but,
while you said in your speech that you are a "student of history," it is
abundantly clear that, in these matters, you do not know history and thus,
as Santayana noted, you are doomed to repeat it. In doing so your efforts,
however well-intentioned they may be, will not produce what you profess to
hope they will produce.

A wise man once said that if you start with the wrong assumptions, no matter
how logical your reasoning is, you will end up with the wrong conclusion.
With all due respect Mr. President, you are starting with certain
assumptions that are unsupported by history and an objective study of the
ideology of political Islam.

You began in your speech by asserting that "tensions" exist between the
United States and Muslims around the world, which, of course, is correct.
Unfortunately, you then proceeded, incorrectly, to lay virtually all the
blame for these tensions at the feet of America and the West. You blamed
western colonialism, the Cold War, and even modernity and globalism.

A student of American history, who is not trying to reconstruct it to fit a
modern politically correct narrative, would state that tensions between
America and Muslims began with the unprovoked, four-decades long assault by
the Muslim Barbary pirates against American shipping in the late 18th and
early 19th centuries. I find it telling that you mentioned the Treaty of
Tripoli in your speech but ignored the circumstances that led to it. That
treaty was but one of numerous attempts by the United States to achieve
peace with the jihadists of the Barbary Coast who were attacking our
shipping and killing and enslaving our citizens and our soldiers and who by
their own admission were doing so to fulfill the call to jihad.

These jihadists were not acting to protest American foreign policy, which
was decidedly isolationist, and there was no state of Israel to scapegoat.
They were doing what countless Islamic jihadists have done throughout
history, acting upon the hundreds of passages in the Qur'an and the Hadith
that call upon faithful Muslims to kill, conquer or subjugate the infidel.

A student of world history would know that, for all the acknowledged evils
of Western colonialism, these evils pale in comparison to the nearly 14
centuries of Islamic colonialism that began in Arabia under the leadership
of Mohammed. The student of history would know that Islamic forces
eradicated all Jewish and Christian presence from Arabia after Mohammed's
death, and then succeeded in conquering all of North Africa, most of the
Middle East, much of Asia Minor, and significant portions of Europe and
India, eventually creating an empire larger than Rome's was at its peak.

The number of dead and enslaved during these many centuries of Islamic
imperial conquest and colonialism have been estimated to total more than 300
million. What's more, the wealth of many of the conquered nations and
cultures was plundered by the Islamic conquerors, and millions of
non-Muslims who did survive were forced to pay onerous taxes, such as the
"jizya," a humiliation tax to the Islamic caliphs. Indeed, in some areas
Christians and Jews were made to wear a receipt for the jizya around their
neck as a mark of their dishonor.

These facts have not been invented by Christian or Jewish historical
revisionists, but were chronicled by Muslim eyewitnesses throughout the past
14 centuries and are available to be researched by any person seeking an
objective understanding of how Islam spread throughout the world.

You say in your speech that we must squarely face the tensions that exist
between America and the Muslim world. That is a laudable notion with which I
agree, but by casting Islam as the historical victim and the West (and by
implication, America) as the aggressor, you do not face these tensions
squarely, but alleviate the Muslim world from coming to grips with the
jihadist ideology embedded in its holy books and acted upon for 1,400 years.

Even worse, you empower and embolden militant Islamists who regard your
gestures as signs of weakness and capitulation.

The issue is not that all Muslims are terrorists or radicals or extremists.
We all know that the majority of Muslims are not. We also know that many
peace-loving Muslims are victims of Islamist violence.

The issue is this: what drives hundreds of millions of Muslims worldwide to
call for the death of Jews?

What drives millions of Muslims to riot, destroy property, and take innocent
lives in reaction to the Danish cartoons?

What drives tens of thousands of Muslims to demand the execution of a
British teacher whose only "crime" was allowing her students to name their
teddy bears "Mohammed"?

What drives countless Muslims worldwide to actively participate in, or fund,
or provide nurture to terrorist organizations?

What drives Muslims in mosques in America to proclaim and distribute
materials that call for hatred of and the destruction of infidels?

What drives entire Islamic countries to prohibit the building of a church or

To assume, as you apparently do, that what drives these actions is not an
ideology embedded in the holy books of Islam, but rather other "root
causes," most of which you lay at the feet of America and the West, is at
best naïve and at worst dangerous.

Lastly, I must address your statement that "Islam has a proud tradition of
tolerance." Unfortunately, the examples you gave are the exception rather
than the rule.

Historically speaking, I seriously doubt the Egyptian Copts, the Lebanese
Maronites, the Christians in Bethlehem, the Assyrians, the Hindus, the Jews,
and many others who have been persecuted by Islamic violence and
supremacism, would agree with your assertion.

For instance, Christians and Jews became "Dhimmis," a second class group
under Islam. Dhimmis were forced to wear distinctive clothing; it was
Baghdad's Caliph Al-Mutawakkil, in the ninth century, who designated a
yellow badge for Jews under Islam, which Hitler copied and duplicated in
Nazi Germany nearly a thousand years later.

I witnessed first-hand the "tolerance" of Islam when Islamists ravaged my
country of birth, Lebanon, in the 1970's, leaving widespread death and
destruction in their wake. I saw how they re-paid the tolerance that
Lebanese Christians extended toward them. My experience is not an isolated
one. When you make an unfounded assertion about the "proud tradition" of
tolerance in Islam, you do a great disservice to the hundreds of millions of
non-Muslims who have been killed, maimed, enslaved, conquered, subjugated or
displaced in the cause of Islamic jihad.

Mr. President, those of us like me who are ringing the alarm in America
about the threat of radical Islam would like nothing better than to
peacefully co-exist with the Muslim world.

Most Americans would like nothing better than to peacefully co-exist with
the Muslim world. The obstacle to achieving this does not lie with us in
America and the West. It lies with the hundreds of millions of Muslims
worldwide, including many of their spiritual leaders, who take seriously the
repeated calls to jihad in the Qur'an and the Hadith. Who regard "infidels"
as inferior and worthy of conquering, subjugating and forcibly converting.
Who support "cultural jihad" as a means to subvert non-Muslim societies from
within. Who take seriously the admonitions throughout the Qur'an and the
Hadith to convert the world to Islam by force if necessary and bring it
under the rule of Allah.

Unless you are willing to courageously and honestly accept this, your
aspirations for worldwide comity and peace in the Middle East are doomed to


Brigitte Gabriel
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 10:43:08 PM EST
That's a very long read....but very worthy indeed......

A powerful letter to Obongo...
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 10:48:46 PM EST
He is not going to respond or anything because she is talking about his people...

Sad but true...
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 11:30:15 PM EST
She probably received a form letter at best, or no response at all....

- Clint
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 11:41:23 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/13/2009 11:42:58 PM EST by USMCTanker]
She's on FNC quite a bit-or was anyway. I always enjoy hearing what she has to say about the threat from islam, and how Lebanon was basically destroyed by the displacement of the christian population.

And, she's not bad looking, either.

ETA: She wasted her time sending him that letter. Obama could care less about the truth.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 12:00:59 AM EST
I don't know how I should reply, so I'll just say.

Thank You.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 12:05:45 AM EST
Originally Posted By conservativeblkfem:
He is not going to respond or anything because she is talking about his people...

Sad but true...


Link Posted: 6/14/2009 12:17:00 AM EST
Originally Posted By conservativeblkfem:
He is not going to respond or anything because she is talking about his people...

Sad but true...


Link Posted: 6/14/2009 3:55:47 PM EST
Originally Posted By 134thSIGNAL:
Originally Posted By conservativeblkfem:
He is not going to respond or anything because she is talking about his people...

Sad but true...


shhhhhh don't say that out loud though...People like Shepard Smith etc..will think you are some kind of moonbat conspiracy nutcase...

We know who Obama really is––-and who he really cares about....
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 4:45:22 PM EST
Those currently in power and the liberal elite media refuse to acknowledge the most fundamental fact regarding Islam.....that fact is
that the Koran and other Islamic holy writings call repeatedly and pointedly for Islam to conquer, subjugate or kill any and all non muslims.

This fact is polictically incorrect and thus will never be acknowledged by the mainstream media or the government.
Making peace with Islam is impossible.....a non muslim can coexist peacefully with a muslim....but only if the muslim
chooses to ignore certain teachings their religion espouses. If that muslim embraces those teachings it becomes impossible
for a non muslim to coexist peacefully with that person.

A huge percentage of the billion odd muslims in the world take the Koran at face value......that means that tens or perhaps
hundreds of millions of people on earth believe they have a fundamental duty and obligation to kill or enslave the rest of the planet.

There is no negotiating with such persons. You can only kill them before they kill you. You don't negotiate with a rabid dog....you kill it.
Same thing with fundamental Islamic believers. You can't negotiate with them. Their only goal is your death or destruction. The only solution is
to kill them.

Sad pathetic and horrific facts but still the facts, no matter how badly some wish to deny that.

Having dated a Lebanese lady in the past who was raised in Beirut as a Marionite Catholic in the 60's and 70's I heard
from her how a once beautiful country was destroyed by the Islamic terrorists seeking to kill all the nonmuslims and take over
the entire country.

Link Posted: 6/14/2009 4:54:42 PM EST
Only way he will read that is if it shows up on the teleprompter.
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