As a rule, I generally don’t read anything Islamophobic in nature. It’s a topic I avoid not, as some would think, because I can’t ‘face the harsh facts’ but rather as a form of self-perseverance. There really is nothing to be done about such people, other than to pray for their immediate enlightenment as a measure to protect society from their ignorant views. Reading said views and opinions really does nothing more than cause cardiovascular problems, hand-banging, and headaches I could probably do with out.
And when I’m unfortunate enough to come across the likes of this, I usually let it lie. I prefer not to give them the satisfaction of knowing that they took some of my time and energy. But this? This was a little too much.
Brigitte Gabriel’s claims seem to be clear: fight Islamization. I’m going to let that lie for now. What really concerned me was the hidden message. Did you spot it?
“She said Islam is being taught across the U.S. as part of world history courses for seventh graders.”
Now, had she said that this was a good thing, that could possibly provide enlightenment, understanding, even cooperation I would have left this woman alone. But no. According to Gabriel the State of California might as well have committed a felony by promoting cultural awareness.
“Our students are being indoctrinated into Islam in our public schools and we don’t even have a clue! How can this be allowed to be taught in public schools in America? Most people do not know about it because it is flying under the radar!” she said.
Btw. Don’t you love the ‘our??’ Lol. Poor woman. I almost pity her. She’s completely forgotten that during the war on Lebanon, Christian and Muslim Lebanese were left behind in favor of real foreigners. Lady, if you weren’t playing right into their hands, they’d have had you on the first flight to Lebanon to rot alongside the rest of the Arab world.
“The writing is on the wall. Who would have thought that Shariah would come to Harvard University with regulated women-only gym hours? That an imam in Des Moines, Iowa, gave an opening prayer at the 2007 Iowa Legislature’s opening session in which he called on Allah to give victory over those who disbelieve? Muslim taxi drivers in Minnesota who refuse to pick up passengers carrying alcohol? The first Islamic public school, the Kahlil Gibran Academy, that opened in 2007, funded by tax dollars! American colleges designating Islamic prayer rooms on campus for use by Muslims only!” Gabriel said.
*GASP* All that? Regulating a few hours for women only at a gym is a direct sign of islamization. Spa Lady and Curves, you say? More examples of Islamization!! And designating Islamic prayer rooms for students on campus? How dare they be so accommodating and tolerant of Muslims!! Off with their heads! Muslims and accommodators alike, I say!!
So here’s Gabriel’s idea then: Let’s not only continue the war on terror abroad, let’s also bring it into our own nation, and fight it in our own backyards. It may promote more terrorist and hate-crimes on both sides, you say? Promote understanding and unity instead?! Never! Because according to her friends, who I’d be embarrassed to call friends with their ignorant, stereotypical views btw:
Do Americans know these same Muslims would turn their guns against their fellow Americans, military men and women in the same tents, and kill them in the name of Islam? What is America thinking?’
Because Islam teaches nothing of loyalty and honor as opposed to cowardice.
Now can you see the value of keeping entire nations blinded by ignorance?
A few last “words of wisdom” from Gabriel:
“We are not only fighting a military jihad, we are fighting a cultural jihad and we need to wake up. We are as much at war with the cultural jihad as we are with the military jihad,” Gabriel said.
“Islam is coming to America while we are asleep at the wheel and only focusing on al-Qaida attacking us militarily. The Muslims are taking us over culturally and remember, they don’t even have to fire one bullet,” she said.
But seriously. Enough with the sarcasm. Although it is quite an effective way at getting the frustration at such a hopeless, redundant situation out of your system, it really doesn’t solve anything. Because with people like this running amuck,spreading more hate, racism, and ignorance and aggravating an already precarious situation, it really can’t get much worse.
What is needed, is a culturally aware generation. The more our societies advance, the more contact there is going to be between us! And the only way to have healthy, understanding relationships between all the societies of the world is to promote cultural awareness. Even among Arabs. Hating on all ‘yahood,’ something I’ve seen quite a bit, just isn’t the answer. I mean, sixty years and counting and that tried-and-false method isn’t getting us anywhere.
Please. I encourage everyone, non-Muslim and Muslim alike, to read, research, recheck, and resource everything they come across. At this time and age there really is no excuse for ignorance. And while you may be tempted to stereotype, as an outlet for your anger and frustration, don’t. It solves nothing. Hatred breeds nothing but hate.
Let’s break the cycle.