Tomorrow ACT! for America, an anti-Muslim group, will be sponsoring Freedom of Speech Day" events around the USA. You can guess what speech they will be freely defending.
Hate speech is their speciality and they will spew it and defend it whenever and wherever they rear their ugly rear ends.
Act! for America was founded by Brigitte Gabriel. who in the past has made statements like “Arabs have no soul,” and “Arabs are barbarians.”
But really, she will tell you her only concern is terrorism and freedom.
As Loonwatch so aptly describes, the group is,
.... filled with the types of people we see at Tea Party rallies. You know the ones who dress up in late 18th century regalia a la George Washington or carry around posters about Obama being a Kenyan, or Hitler, or Joker or a Marxist Mooslim anti-Christ coming to change America from a Christian nation into the Soviet Union.
They are easily confused with circus clowns and Confederate soldier re-enacters.
Again from Loonwatch:
Brigitte Gabriel pretentiously declares on the ACT! site, “I founded this organization to give Americans their voice back…” Brigitte, Americans never lost their “voice,” unless the “voice” you want to give back is the Jim Crow voice that unleashed the dogs and water hoses on Southern blacks fighting for civil rights and against White racism because that is the historical parallel which fits into your rhetoric.
Those White racists were saying the same thing Brigitte is saying today, that we need to “defend Western civilization.” To the White racists of the South, Western civilization equaled White and Christian. Today Brigitte claims a bigger tent though it is bigoted just the same, to her Western Civilization equals Judeo-Christian and de facto excludes any Muslim.
ACT! is an organization shot through and through with Christian fundamentalists. That is why at many of their events one will see a Christian missionary preaching the Gospel while other ACT! custodians will be passing out anti-Islam literature.
In this video a representative for a Florida Chapter of ACT! for America spews his hate filled beliefs about Islam. He brags about using the Quran as toilet paper and urinating in Muslim ablution sinks...
You know the type.
Actually hating Muslims is also a big business these days. Something to cash in on for the clever bigots by calling in the bucks from the more stupid and gullible ones. The NY Daily News reports that American based anti-Mulim groups took in mofe than $119 million between 2008 and 2011 alone (according to CAIR).
But we are drifting astray.
is an organization dedicated to combating what it describes as "the threat of radical Islam" to the safety of Americans and to democracy. ACT! promotes the idea that Islam is a backward and seditious political ideology and that Muslim immigration to the America must end. U.S.
The organization was launched in 2007 and is constructed around the persona of its founder and president, Brigitte Gabriel, who came to the
in 1989. Gabriel's personal story of growing up Christian in U.S. and as "a survivor of Islamic terror" is featured prominently in ACT!'s publications and is often cited in speeches by its leadership. Lebanon
In her writings and public appearances, Gabriel often portrays Islam as a threat. In her bookThey Must Be Stopped; Why We Must Defeat Radical Islam and How We Can Do It, she wrote, "It is not yet politically correct to talk about a religious war. But this is exactly what we are facing: a religious war declared by devout Muslims….It's not radical Islam. It's what Islam is at its core."
According to Gabriel, "
Americahas been infiltrated on all levels by radicals who wish to harm . They have infiltrated us at the CIA, at the FBI, at the Pentagon, at the State Department. They are being radicalized in radical mosques in our cities and communities within the America ." United States
Though its leaders have denied being motivated by bigotry against Muslims, the group often argues against the distinction between radical and mainstream Islam. ACT! posted to its Web site an article titled "Stop Muslim immigration to the
" which directs readers to a online petition calling for a moratorium on immigration from Muslim countries. The article, which is still available on ACT!'s Web site, explains: "WE HAVE NO way of determining which Muslims subscribe to pure Islam. The reason this matters is that pure Islam is seditious…We should stop all immigration into free countries by Muslims while we can."... United States
The Web sites of some local ACT! chapters publish materials that reflect the views of its leadership. For example, the Web site of ACT! chapter in Space Coast, Florida, has a section titled "Islam is Fire," which argues that "Islam is Satan's chief 'deception' play…It is not 'fanatical', 'radical', or 'extreme' Islam that we are fighting, but normal, orthodox, canonical, typical, accepted, traditional Islam, straight from the mouth of Muhammad."
The article below from Imagine 2050 which I will leave you with is an interesting one. It shows a rather amazing link between this group of Islamophobes and nazi like Jew haters. Hate works that way...