The Fox is in the Hen House

     Earlier this week, I took the opportunity to go see a speaker who’s been on the frontlines of (what used to be called) the War on Terror from the time she was a child, though she didn’t know it then.
She does now, and when Brigitte Gabriel speaks, she speaks with passion, conviction and a sense of urgency as she warns Americans about the dangers posed by radical Islam and sharia law. She does this because she speaks from experience. When she was 10 years old in 1975, her village in Lebanon was attacked by Islamic terrorists. She was pulled from the rubble and spent the next couple of months recovering from her injuries before she could be released to go home…but not the home she knew- that was gone.
     Ms. Gabriel and her parents spent the next seven years living in an underground bomb shelter. Her father had been rendered deaf by the attack. She and her mother were left to scrape together whatever food and water they could find when they ventured out together, dodging more gunfire and bombs on a daily basis. As a child, she couldn’t understand why people would want to do that to her. Robbed of her childhood, she lived all those years with the knowledge that she could die at any moment.
     To say that it’s a miracle she’s still alive would be an understatement. I would say that she was preserved by God Himself for a very important purpose. After working as a journalist in Israel, Ms. Gabriel immigrated to the United States and started an organization that is now the largest grassroots organization in the country dedicated to national security. ACT! for America says its mission is “to give Americans concerned about national security, terrorism, and the threat of radical Islam, a powerful, organized, informed and mobilized voice.” The organization has chapters in nearly every state, as well as several foreign countries. Much of their effort is focused on education, and Ms. Gabriel talked about this quite a bit.
     She shocked the audience when she read a list of colleges and universities, large and small, which have received millions of dollars from Saudi donors in order to bolster their Islamic centers and Middle Eastern studies programs. She said the reason why so many students graduate with a hatred of America and Israel is due to their liberal professors’ constant indoctrination that Middle Eastern problems are the fault of Israel and the “Great Satan” of America. This is where she also called for an energy policy that uses our own resources, because in her words, “We pump the gas, and they pump poison into the hearts and minds of our youth.”
     The influence of those who would insinuate Islamic doctrine and culture into our schools haven’t limited themselves to college campuses, however. As Ms. Gabriel explained, these university Arabic/Islamic/Middle Eastern studies programs offer training to K-12 public and private school teachers using Title VI of the Higher Education Act as a way to get their programs in the school house doors. It allows them to bypass the usual local school board scrutiny of curriculum in what she called ‘stealth jihad”.  I went looking for information to back up her claim and found a really good and more detailed article from 2007 that appeared in National Review Online that supports what she said. What’s more, she explained, organizations such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) began providing consultants to the top educational publishing houses to influence the way Muslims are represented in history books. For example, she said the concept of “jihad” is recommended to be taught as Muslim resistance against oppression. Ms. Gabriel explained that history books containing the events of September 11, 2001 do not refer to the hijackers as Muslims, nor do they teach that the hijackers—by their own admission– were waging a jihad against America.  She said the term is used multiple times in the Koran, most often to refer to violent acts against “infidels”.
     This type of infiltration of American education has been going on for about two decades now and it’s not just in schools in places like California (where such things usually start), but all over the country. Some parents have been speaking out, and Ms. Gabriel and ACT! for America are encouraging all Americans to get involved in order to push back against a mindset that threatens our Western way of life. We all — no matter your background– need to educate ourselves on the dangers of sharia law and Islamic fundamentalism as taught in the Koran. Those who have children should know what is being taught in their classrooms. As President Ronald Reagan once said, “If not us, who? If not now, when?”


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  1. […] Enter the Muslim Brotherhood.  When I saw Brigitte Gabriel speak several weeks ago, she called this organization the “mother ship” of all terrorist groups, […]

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