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    Because They Hate
    By Larry Elder, World Net Daily
    April 12, 2007

    Because They Hate: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America, is written by Brigitte Gabriel. This is an edited version of our interview.

    Larry Elder: You are of Christian Lebanese descent. When you heard what Rosie O'Donnell said, that Christian extremism is as bad as Islamic extremism, how did you react?

    Brigitte Gabriel: Well, I do not know what land she is living in, but I do not recall when the last time I saw a Christian behead anybody on television, or behead somebody and advertise it on the Internet. I do not recall hearing a Christian preach that Muslims are apes and pigs because they are cursed by Jesus, the way that Muslims are teaching that we are apes and pigs.

    I do not recall the last time a Christian went into an elementary school, hijacked children and started shooting them in the back like the Muslims did in Beslan in Russia when they went into a schoolyard and took over the children and started butchering them and killing them. [Rosie] better be thankful that she is living in America, because if she were living in Iran and spoke against her country – or any Arabic country – she would be beheaded or actually buried halfway in the ground, to be stoned to death.

    Elder: Did you study Islam?

    Gabriel: No, I did not study Islam; I lived Islam. I lived in the Middle East. I read the Quran in the Arabic language – I do not need translation. There is something about living in a place and being an eyewitness and coming from a culture and blowing the whistle on that culture, and that is very different from someone majoring in Islam and living in the Middle East for two months so they can write their thesis.

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    I've spoken about her before and in my opinion she is shit hot! I mean she is willing to take the fight to the moderate muslims, who for some very odd reason hide behind the veil and refuse to denounce terror in any form. She is right if we as a nation can’t stand up and challenge these real world issues at home we'll be the next Israel being bombed everyday by ruthless and coward radicals. This goes way beyond it won't happen here like think. We need to act now and get beyond political hoopla and really get honest about homeland security.
    What is very difficult to understand is how we have known terror cells in our country and several are right off the beltway near D.C. and we haven't or won't go after these cells. I believe they are being tracked but eliminating the treat before it happens would be a motivating start.
     
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    I certainly admit that moderate muslims seem to be sticking their heads in the sand about radical islam....but I think fear is their motivator....

    and just because they are as afraid of radical islam as we are does not mean that they are somehow complicit in their terror.

    to us, radical islam is scary people who live halfway around the world and who sometimes come to america to fly airplanes into buildings.... frightening, to be sure, but distant.

    To muslims living in the middle east, radical islam is the guy next door and the option to be quiet and not make waves or protest their immediate presence is much more attractive when the guy who cuts off heads is your neighbor and not just some shadowy figure in another land.
     
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    I don't think that it's just 'scary people' halfway around the world, some are right here. They do not have to be al queda to be radical. They do not have to knock down buildings.
     
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    But in the context of Bridgett's concern is the folks overhere and then spreading it abroad. No-doubt that fear is knowing your desert neighbor is a nut job and you could be killed because your ideas and ideals about life in the muslim world or how you feel about the trusty infadels that needs to be killed could be the great motivator for silence. However we as a nation need to understand our situation with regards to the radicals and how we play into the big picture. We need to stand up and protect ourselves from future terrorist situations. We can only do that by better understanding what is at stake.
     
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    There is much correct in that.... I would suggest that we would have been MUCH better off if we had understood the dynamics of shiite/sunni enmity and how we would inadvertently -but clearly predicatably - set a match to it by invading Iraq.

    We need to fight our enemies...not merely fight muslims in general which will only serve to radicalize more and make THEM our enemies.....

    bottom line.... if we want to convince muslims to stop trying to kill us, and the best method we can come up with is by killing muslims, we honestly need to be prepared to kill every last one of them..... abroad AND at home.
     
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    What makes you so sure that a Sunni /Shiite conflict wasn't exactly what the behind the scenes intent was?
     
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    Because it makes no sense putting our troops in the middle of it.
     
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    That wasn't the question
     
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    No, it was a logical explanation of why there was no intention of a Sunni-Shiite conflict. Why would we still keep our troops over there if the whole purpose was to start a Sunni-Shiite conflict? That makes as much sense as flying planes into the World Trade Center when it's already rigged with explosives.
     

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