In a panel discussion earlier this year, Brigitte Gabriel from Act for America fielded a question from a Muslim woman in the audience who protested that all Muslims and Islam are portrayed as bad, but she wanted to know, “How can we fight an ideological war with weapons if you don’t address it ideologically?”
Saba Ahmed, a young Muslim woman who attends a US law school, seemed to inflate the numbers of Muslims worldwide and especially here in the US (nearly doubling their numbers). However, she was respectful in her question and dealing with Islam to those that will listen ideologically is important. It’s one of the fronts that we must engage in and, as Pieder Beeli has pointed out, we should start with the question of whether or not Mohammed was a terrorist or not. Once that is answered, and it will be answered in the affirmative, then anyone that still wants to adhere to Islam is knowingly embracing the terrorist ideology found in the Koran.
With that said, Gabriel said she was delighted that Ahmed would ask that question and then proceeded to lay out the answer. Before doing so, she said, “Since the beginning of this panel, which we are here about Benghazi attacks against our people, not one person mentioned Muslims, we are here against Islam or we’re launching war against Muslims. We are here to discuss how four Americans died and what our government is doing.”
“We are not here to bash Muslims,” Gabriel continued. “You were the one that brought up the issue about most Muslims, not us.”
I wholeheartedly agree with the assessment, but one does have to wonder why the panel didn’t bring it up. It is the root of the problem.
However, seeing that Ms. Ahmed brought the subject up, Gabriel elaborated on her answer.
“There are 1.2 billion Muslims in the world today,” she began. “Of course, not all of them are radicals. A majority of them are peaceful people.”
What Brigitte Gabriel refers to as “radicals,” this author refers to as Muslims. They are the ones that follow the teachings of Mohammed.
Of those that follow those teachings, Gabriel points out that their numbers are estimated to be between 15-25 percent of those 1.2 billion Muslims, according to intelligence sources around the world. That makes those that believe in jihad against the infidels, the destruction of Western civilization and taking over the world to be roughly 180 to 300 million people.
“That (the numbers of true Islamists) is as big as the United States,” thundered Gabriel. “So why should we worry about the ‘radicals,’ the 15-25 percent? Because it is the ‘radicals’ that kill. Because it is the ‘radicals’ that behead and massacre.”
“When you look throughout history… most Germans were peaceful,” she continued. “Yet, the Nazis drove the agenda, and as a result 60 million were killed (in World War II). Almost 14 million in concentration camps, six million were Jews. The peaceful majority were irrelevant.”
She then went on to recount Russia, pointing out that once again, the majority of them were “peaceful,” and once again, the peaceful majority were irrelevant as Russia exterminated 20 million people.
The same things occurred in China, where 70 million people were killed, even though the vast majority of Chinese were peaceful people.
Japan acted in a similar manner across eastern Asia, killing 12 million people. Yet, in all of these instances, the peaceful majority were irrelevant. In fact, many of them were the ones slain.
She then pointed out that on September 11, 2001 that America had 2.1 million Muslims in America and it only took 19 of them (who I might add were still in the country illegally) to attack America. Once again, the peaceful majority were irrelevant.
She then turned the question back around on Ahmed. “So for all our powers of reason and us talking about ‘moderate’ and ‘peaceful’ Muslims… I’m glad you’re here, but where are the others speaking out? And since you are the only Muslim representative in here, you took the limelight and instead of speaking of why our government…. (the woman affirmed she was an American)…so as an American citizen, you sat in this room and instead of standing up and instead of speaking about the four Americans that died and seeing what our government is doing to correct the problem, you stood there to make a point about ‘peaceful, moderate’ Muslims.”
“I wish you had brought ten with you to question how we can hold our government responsible,” she added. “It is time we took political correctness and throw it in the garbage where it belongs.”