CAIR’s Smear Job Against Brigitte Gabriel

Jamie Glazov is Frontpage Magazine's editor. He holds a Ph.D. in History with a specialty in Russian, U.S. and Canadian foreign policy. He is the author of the critically acclaimed and best-selling, United in Hate: The Left’s Romance with Tyranny and Terror. His new book is High Noon For America. He is the host of Frontpage’s television show, The Glazov Gang, and he can be reached at jamieglazov11@gmail.com. Visit his site at JamieGlazov.com.


Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Brigitte Gabriel, founder of the nonprofit organization ACT! for America, and one of the leading terrorism experts in the world. Her expertise is sought after by world and business leaders. She has addressed the Australian Prime Minister, members of The British Parliament/House of Commons, members of the United States Congress, The Pentagon, The Joint Forces Staff College, The US Special Operations Command, The US Asymmetric Warfare group, the FBI, and many others. She is the New York Times best selling author of Because They Hate and They Must Be Stopped: Why We Must Defeat Radical Islam and How We Can Do It.

FP: Brigitte Gabriel, welcome to Frontpage Interview.

I would like to talk to you today about CAIR’s personal attack on you. Tell us about it.

Gabriel: CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, sent out a press release on March 17th, using its standard propaganda techniques such as name calling, which I won’t dignify by repeating here.  This is not the first time that CAIR has attacked me.  But in this case, CAIR’s attack could best be described as “throwing the kitchen sink” at me.  It was a litany of accusations and references to statements I have allegedly made, or statements that were taken out of context, pieced together to create a distorted caricature of what I believe and how I define the threat of radical Islam.

FP: Why do you think CAIR did this?

Gabriel: It seems clear to me that CAIR is becoming increasingly desperate in its efforts to try to stop the truth about radical Islam from reaching the American people.  It’s almost like they’re flailing, like a drowning man desperately trying to stay afloat.  They have lost every court battle thus far in their fight against the authors of the blockbuster exposé Muslim Mafia. The Department of Justice has reaffirmed its finding that CAIR is tied to the terrorist organization Hamas, and a grand jury subpoena for CAIR records issued last November indicates a new government investigation of CAIR is ongoing.

Desperate organizations, like desperate people, are prone to do desperate things.  CAIR is desperately trying to divert attention from its own problems, and they are many, by slinging mud at others – and not just me.

FP: I noticed that one of the sources CAIR quotes is the Australian Jewish News. Could you tell us about that particular interview?

Gabriel: This is one of the areas CAIR honed in on. Back in 2007 I was in Australia to speak at a major event honoring Prime Minister John Howard. While there I met with a Jewish journalist who brought along a friend, and we had coffee. The “friend” turned out to be an apologist for anything Islamic, including the Palestinians against Israel. He was so ignorant of the issues of terrorism that he didn’t even know what Hamas was. He was so uninformed that the journalist sitting next to me told him, “You are an embarrassment to journalism.” The man who invited him apologized to me in the car for his friend’s behavior and told me that he will never invite him again to a press conference. This person was a regular at the Islamic Mosque and was very close friends with the Imam and members of the mosque. He ended up writing a blog that badly distorted things I said in the conversation.

CAIR has since been quoting this blog to falsely allege things that I don’t believe. For instance, I don’t believe that there are no moderate Muslims. Of course there are.

FP: You have made statements about “practicing Muslims.” Tell us precisely what you mean in these statements.

Gabriel: When I have made statements about “practicing Muslims,” here is what I’m saying:

In any religious faith, and that includes Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, there are people who are very orthodox and very devout, and then there are others who are less so.  There are Christians who read their Bibles, attend church regularly and pray every day, and there are those who don’t.  The same dynamic is true in Judaism.

And the same is true in Islam. There are many, many Muslims who have never read the Koran in their own language, who don’t even know many of its teachings or closely adhere to its teachings and those of the Hadith, and who don’t pray five times a day.   These are the Muslims who are often described as “moderate,” or less devout, or even “secular.”

Then there are those Muslims who take the Koran and Hadith very seriously.  They follow the Islamic shariah law and they subscribe to the supremacist political ideology embedded within the Islamic holy books.  They aspire to emulate Mohammed, who any honest historian will tell you spread Islam by terror and the sword.  They agree with the doctrine of jihad. They believe that Islamic shariah law should reign supreme over all and that man-made laws are invalid.  They agree with the Islamic command that their allegiance is to the “ummah”, the Islamic nation, rather than to any country.

It is these Muslims, who are typically referred to as practicing “radical Islam,” that I refer to when I say such Muslims cannot be trusted to be a loyal citizen to our country – or any country for that matter – and who do not acknowledge that here in America we recognize the Constitution as the “supreme law of the land.”  It is these Muslims I have referred to as “practicing.”

Just look at what Imam Al-Awlaki, the American Al-Qaida leader in the Arabian Peninsula, said just last week: “I eventually came to the conclusion that jihad against America is binding upon myself just as it is binding on every other Muslim.”

As you can see, this explanation does not lend itself well to a 20 second sound bite.  So it’s easy for Islamists and their apologists to lift one sentence out of context to lead people to conclude something that I’m not saying. And they don’t do it just to me – they do it to anyone who they perceive as a threat to their ideological agenda.

FP: For real.

Even more interesting: isn’t it true that CAIR leaders have made public statements that actually confirm what it is you’re saying?

Gabriel: That’s the delicious irony of all of this.  CAIR’s press release criticized me for my statements about how radical Muslims cannot be trusted to be loyal citizens.  Yet public statements by some of their own leaders confirm what I’m saying.

For instance, Omar Ahmad, the founder of CAIR, made this statement in 1998: “Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Qur’an should be the highest authority in America.”  This was reported in the San Ramon Valley Herald on July 4, 1998.  Look what Ahmad is saying – he wants an Islamic theocracy in America. How is this any different from my position that says there are those Muslims who believe that Islamic shariah law should reign supreme and that man-made laws are invalid?

Then there’s Ibrahim Hooper, CAIR’s Communications Director, who said in a 1993 Minneapolis Star Tribune interview, “I wouldn’t want to create the impression that I wouldn’t like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future…”

If that sounds to you like he wants an Islamic theocracy in America where Islamic shariah law reigns supreme, you’re right.

Which begs this question: Can Omar Ahmad and Ibrahim Hooper be counted on to be loyal citizens of the United States and to the Constitution, our law of the land?

FP: This is the question that many people are afraid to answer.

So what do we conclude from all of this?

Gabriel: Everywhere I go I make the point of saying just what I said earlier, that there are many, many Muslims worldwide who either don’t know, don’t understand, or don’t subscribe to the ideology of political Islam, the doctrine of jihad, and the supremacy of Islamic shariah law.  Of course, we have no idea how many people make up this group.

But ultimately, that’s not the issue.  The issue is the radical, passionate Islamists worldwide who are driving the militant Islamic agenda in the world.  Read the words of the revered and respected Muslim clerics worldwide.  They are committed to supremacy, jihad, and Islamic shariah law.  This is what drives the terrorists and those devoted to “stealth jihad.”  It doesn’t matter if even most Muslims don’t think this way, because as history teaches us, the “moderate” element within a movement don’t drive the agenda.  Most Germans during World War II weren’t committed Nazis, but that didn’t prevent Nazism from leading to the deaths of 60 million people.  The same can be said for the Communists in the Soviet Union and the followers of Mao in China.

FP: Words of wisdom.

So before we go, a final thought?

Gabriel: Thanks Jamie.

A final thought?

Well, let’s face the truth of the dire situation we are facing: Islamists are intent on doing us harm, either through violent jihad or stealth and cultural jihad. They are driven by their commitment to the ideology of political Islam, the doctrine of jihad, the supremacy of Islamic shariah law over all other law, and their allegiance to the ummah rather than any one country.  They see this as a state of war between Islam and the “infidel” world, and the practice of everything from deception (taqiyya) to violence is acceptable for their use in fighting this war.  That includes the propaganda techniques employed by organizations like CAIR.  Understanding all of this is essential to understanding how our enemies think and why they do what they do – and what we must do to defeat them.

FP: Brigitte Gabriel, as always it was an honor and privilege to speak to you. Thank you for your courage and nobility. Thank you for your fearless fight for liberty and the truth. The world doesn’t make many people like you.

  • http://www.actforamerica.org/ SusanHW

    Great piece Jamie!
    Bravo Brigitte! Thanks for bravely telling the truth day after day. We need a million more just like you.
    To all: check actforamerica.org
    Sign up to receive emails, and join a local chapter- all are needed in this fight.
    Susan in Houston

  • Crusader

    Gabriel personifies truth , the slaughter of 10,000 christians in Lebanon in the 80's by muslims. She survived and was in fact rescued by Israel . Muslims do see her as a threat , as all truth is a threat to bthe cult of islam .
    Ibrahim Hooper , as well as any "practicing muslims" as well as ANY sympathetic muslims , residing in the US , are not capable of any loyalty , and are in fact this country's DEADLY ENEMIES .

  • michaelle

    That is because she exposes the creeps for what they are.

  • michaelle

    On youtube there are 7 parts of her testimony of what happened to her and her family from these islamofascist. I strongly recommend it.

  • kafir4life

    What a treasure Ms. Gabriel is! Her courage is awe inspiring!

    Isn't cair an islamist front group for designated terrorist groups in the US? Why do they still exist? Kinda makes you wonder whose side our governement is on….Actually with Barry Huessin in charge, I wonder less.

  • haruti

    look at what islam is doing to the world today at :

    http://www.TheReligionOfPeace.com

  • kafir4life

    OT – It looks like the 2010 census was partially designed to determine how many muslims are in the US. As far as I know, Pakistani is NOT a race (neither is "White", but it's a choice)……Good thing the terrorist supportingterrorist connected unindicted coconspirators at cair didn't pick on it.

  • Kel

    Thanks for your strength and courage Brigitte Gabriel. You are an inspiration to all of us who want to warn western civilization of the threat of Islam.

  • cochavi1

    Brave, brave woman.

  • Chris

    Gabriel has two books that I've read: Because They Hate and They Must Be Stopped. Both are worth the time to read. I read the latter book first. My!! How surprised I was to see on page 166 that my little town in Colorado was at one time an American headquarters for Jamaat ul-Fuqra! I knew it to be true because I had read in our little county newspaper a story several months earlier detailing the early years of our local sheriff when he was a young man on patrol. He had stopped a vehicle for some minor infraction. The man driving the car had a youngster with him. This youngster didn't say a word but had a look in her eyes that tugged at the young patrolman's heart.

  • Chris

    To continue my story: The young patrolman followed the car after letting them go and saw where the car turned. He notified the CBI who investigated the next along with Gail Norton who at the time was the CO Attorney General. The CBI had been looking for this fellow and knew who he was by his license plate. Of course, when they investigated the "compound", and it was a "compound", everyone and everything was gone. There were watch towers and some weapons were and munitions left behind. The moral of the story? Pay attention to everyone! You may think you're living in a safe, secure area, but likely you're not!

  • Guest

    "Islam is Deceit", and "Muslims are Bullies" are two concepts that are taking widespread and serious hold, in the minds of an exponentially increasing number of non-Muslims.

    Muslims are already widely despised by most of the human race, and it is just a matter of time… and not a whole lot of time… until an anti-Islamic backlash the likes of which the world has never seen, engulfs all Muslims, radical and secular in a literal WORLD OF SHIT, from which they cannot escape.

    The Great Islamic Lie simply cannot function in an Internet connected world, where all of the ugliness encapsulated in the Islamic Trilogy, and all of the Islamic Depravity of individual Muslims is on display, 24-7-365, for the whole world to see.

    In the history of the world, it has always been, and always will be, that the pendulum swings too far in one direction, and then it reverses its course, and swings too far in the other direction.

    Islam has 1400 years of payback coming, for the crimes it has committed. The weak and the helpless, and the secular Muslims, and their children, will burn right along with the radicals, and the monsters. For every one of the innumerable crimes that Islam has committed in its history, Muslims will pay, and pay, and pay.

    And the world will turn a blind eye to the carnage.

    Hate begets Hate. So be it.

    • Zaynab bint alHarith

      Too true. And it won't only be Islam. This epochal enema draws to it every toxin in the global body politic: communists, nazis, liberation theologists, idiots, traitors, cowards and criminals of every description. After victory, a variegated planet of many cultures, races, religions and states will exist – exactly as it should be. With any luck, the lesson learned will keep the world at peace for a very long time indeed.

      There's still a chance that this can be avoided, but any positive Islamic reformation would have to recognize the depth of its founder's descent into depravity. This creature was the archetypical idealist turned monster, and it all began to go pear-shaped with the Satanic Verses incident. Could the Muslims accept that all the verses of the sword and thus all of Islamic history have been directed by the Devil? Not likely. So let's bring this tiresome farce to its conclusion and kindly request the Ummah to decide whether they have a right to exist as equals or whether they are indeed Islamalek.

  • 9-11 Infidel

    Interesting how the unindicted co-conspirators at CAIR are allowed to spew their lies on TV, and someone like Ms Gabriel is marginalized or given short shrift. "In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act." – George Orwell

  • bs1977

    BG is a hero

  • Gloria Stewart

    Concerning the interview by Jamie Glazov of Brigitte Gabriel: While I admire Ms Gabriel, there are points she makes that I must take exception to. There are no doubt moderate Muslims. There is, however, no moderate Islam. Nor is a moderate form of Islam attainable through any sort of reformation or reconstruction. The Koran is considered the word of Allah. This is Islam, and the parameters for its interpretation are narrow.

    Unfortunately the components of Islam are counter opposed to the precepts of Western civilization. Its concept of Jihad until the world accepts Allah as he is revealed in the Koran make coexistence in the long run impossible.

    What percentage of Germans accepted Hitler's interpretation on Nazism; what percentage of Russians accepted Lenin's interpretation of Communism? Would it have made a difference in the long run if in each case the percentages were higher?

    All serious revolutionary movements have been led by a relatively small number – an elite. All they ask of their followers is moral support and acceptance, albeit it may be passive.

    When one meets a "moderate" Muslim I would consider the following questions: 1) Has he simply run out of ammunition; 2) Is he one sermon away from being radicalized, and 3) Is he practicing taqqiyah (intentional deceit)?

    Gloria Stewart

  • clarence

    Isaiah 54 " No weapon fashioned against you shall prosper, but you shall refute every tongue that rises up against you in judgement"

    The prayer of Jabaz " May the LORD bless you indeed and expand your coast.
    May the hand of the LORD be over you and keep you from evil so that you will not be grieved"

    Thus saith the LORD my WORD shall not return to void..

  • Anne

    a smart classy woman – excellent!

  • Mathew

    Americans please wake up and spread thses to our fellow Americans!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/Fug Fug

    Islam is driven by a violent, expansionary ideology that seeks to conquer any contradictory religion, culture, and, ultimately, government. It Must Be Stopped!

  • J.D.Thurman

    The greatest threat to Civilization in the History of the World is islam.

  • http://www.intelligentinvestigations.com/ background

    There are incidents which shows islam as a terrorist relegion…But not all of them are terrorists, yes a few is there and i agree……..

  • msaqib_301

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  • http://www.tolgaask.info ask tolga

    Clearly distinguished practicing Muslims and radical Muslims. I got a clear understanding between the Moderate/ secular ones and the Jihads. So they can interpret as per their convenience and quote a wrong paint to tarnish the image.

  • msaqib_301

    I don’t believe that there are no moderate Muslims. Of course there are.
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  • msaqib_301

    practicing muslims" as well as ANY sympathetic muslims , residing in the US , are not capable of any loyalty , and are in fact this country's DEADLY ENEMIES .
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