Tuesday, October 01, 2013


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. 

 Sure thing.  

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.

On its website, ACT! For America, which claims 175,000 members, readily describes its mission as one of thwarting the rise of “radical Islam.”
“Whether the specific threat is violent jihad, stealth jihad, the advance of Sharia law, the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood or the scourge of political correctness which is enabling the rise of radical Islam, ACT! for America stands ready to take action as the largest national security grassroots organization in America,” the group says.
Feel safe?
The Anti Defamation League (ADL), which I point out for your interest is hardly known as a supporter of radical Islam, says of ACT! For America:

ACT! for America 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 U.S.must end.

The organization was launched in 2007 and is constructed around the persona of its founder and president, Brigitte Gabriel, who came to the U.S. in 1989. Gabriel's personal story of growing up Christian in Lebanon and as "a survivor of Islamic terror" is featured prominently in ACT!'s publications and is often cited in speeches by its leadership.

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, "America has been infiltrated on all levels by radicals who wish to harm America. 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 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 United States" 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."...

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...

Chicago-Based Racist & Anti-Semite Organizes “Freedom of Speech” Event for Anti-Muslim ACT! For America


Tomorrow, the anti-Muslim grassroots organization ACT! for America will be hosting “Freedom of Speech Day” events throughout the country. Encouraging supporters across the country to “educate” their fellow Americans by entertaining conspiracies about the supposed threat Muslims in America pose to freedom of speech, tomorrow’s events are likely to appeal to extremists of many stripes. This is certainly the case with one Eli James – the listed organizer for an ACT! event in Chicago – who also happens to be a leader within the white supremacist religious movement known as Christian Identity.

Christian Identity (CI) is a fringe strand of Christianity with a particularly vicious anti-Semitic bent. CI theology asserts that only the white race is worthy of salvation and views Jews as the offspring of Satan and, therefore, enemies of God and His chosen (i.e. white) people. Additionally, CI beliefs appeal to white nationalists by maintaining that the white race are the true Israelites and the sole group with a valid claim to the biblical land of Israel.

Pastor Eli James serves as a Pastor at the Church of the Restoration of True Israel and a leader of the Ecclesiastical Council for the Restoration of Covenant Israel (ECRCI). According to its website, anglosaxon-israel.com, the Council began in 2003 “for the purpose of furthering the Kingdom of [God], believing that we are to be a separate people from all others on this planet.” ECRCI’s website also contains information on a program known as “The Identity Challenge” which issues a challenge “to all of those Bible believers who have been taught that the Jews are ‘God’s Chosen People.’ The ECRCI takes the position that this teaching is a historical lie; and we also know that the rabbis of Judaism, although they have been teaching this doctrine for 2,000 years, also know that it is a lie.”

James also operates American National Publishing, which publishes CI literature written by James and others within the movement. While these facts do more than illustrate Eli James’ extremism, his associations with white nationalism and white supremacy extend far beyond espousing and preaching the bigoted and conspiratorial beliefs of Christian Identity theology:

An archived post on James’ site reveals he was an Imperial Kludd in the National Knights of the Ku Klux Klan for nearly five years before being forced out due to infighting among members. During that time, James brought his CI message to Klan members to add “Biblical force” to the group’s segregationist beliefs.
As a member of the Klan, James appeared at many events including a “White Pride Fest” in 2008 which, as Alabama’s News Courier reports, featured “food, games, vendors and a cross-lighting ceremony.”
In September 2011, James appeared at a Wisconsin rally organized by the neo-Nazi National Socialist Movement (NSM). Video of the event shows James on the stage, standing behind NSM leader Jeff Schoep.
In 2011, James spoke at the neo-Nazi Aryan Nations World Congress.
The Anti-Defamation League notes that James also participated in events commemorating Adolf Hitler’s 120th birthday.
Also, participating in those festivities was Art Jones. This year, James and Jones created the Second Amendment Defense Committee – whose website features a section titled “Zionists Gun Grabbers” which contains warnings that “Jews lead the Charge Against the Second Amendment.”

Given the vehement anti-Semitism James and his associates possess, the attraction to ACT! for America seems peculiar. ACT!, like many others within the organized Islamophobia movement, is decidedly pro-Israel. In a 2007 speech, ACT! founder and president Brigitte Gabriel told an audience, “The difference, my friends, between Israel and the Arab world is the difference between civilization and barbarism.”

ACT! understands that it cannot endorse the extremism of someone like James if it wishes to attain the national prominence it so desires. However, by acknowledging James’ involvement with the organization’s efforts, one must recognize that the motivations of ACT! for America stem from the same bigotries that inspire the fringe extremists it counts among its supporter base.

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