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Friday, November 07, 2008

The War On Terror continues. ACT!

A message from the President & Founder
Brigitte Gabriel

Welcome, and thank you for taking the time to visit American Congress for Truth.

War has been declared on Christians, Jews, non-Muslims and secularists worldwide by Islamic extremists...simply because we are infidels according to their belief. As Islamic fundamentalism spreads its tentacles worldwide, it is crucial for the people of the Western world to understand the danger, know what to expect, and know what to do about it.

Threats and realities of forced conversions to Islam, beheadings, torture and murder are quickly becoming commonplace. They’re rarely mentioned in the news and when they are, it’s with a disclaimer…the word “insurgent” has replaced the truth of “terrorists.”

This Is The New Reality

Political correctness is killing us.

We are in for the fight of our lives.That we have not yet had another terrorist attack in the United States is remarkable, but it will happen. Al Queda keeps its promises.

How do I know this? I was born in Lebanon and raised as a Christian. When the Lebanese Civil War broke out, our family, and our Maronite community came under vicious attack by Islamic extremists. They promised to destroy us, and as you know from the recent war in Lebanon, the country is now nearly Islamic.

I was nearly killed by a mortar. Our home was destroyed. We lived in a bomb shelter for seven years. Most of my childhood friends were killed. That’s how I know.

We must make the connection between individual safety and a strong national defense, increase civic preparation and political responsibility, and train all Americans to become defenders of our community safety and national security.

"All that is required for evil to triumph is for a few good men to do nothing." Edmund Burke

Anguish struck the citizens of the United States of America on 9/11 as a handful of hateful men murdered nearly 3,000 innocent people. A heavy pall of grief covered our nation. Many of us wondered if we'd ever laugh again.

But 9/11 wasn't the only act of terrorism. Bali, London, Madrid, Jerusalem...the list goes on and on. Yet the West does not fully realize the bloodthirsty intentions of the menace of fundamental Islam. This enemy -- is relentless. It is determined.

Why Does Our Struggle Matter? It Matters Because...

If we don't win the war against Islamofascism other issues won't matter at all. We won't have an economy to worry about. We won't have equal rights for all. We won't have our cherished freedom. And we will live under Sharia Law.

We Must Win This War

The enemy loves death -- far more than we love life.

The enemy uses children as human bombs, mothers as suicide bombers, men driven by the glory of death and the promise of eternal sexual bliss in heaven...and martyrdom on earth. This is the enemy reality: murder and death of "infidels" by any means for the glory of Allah.

The pain-rich attack of 9/11 changed most Americans lives forever, but it struck an especially sensitive chord with me. It reminded me that the entire world is under brutal threat and physical attack by the same radical Islamic ideology that massacred “infidels” in Lebanon during the Lebanese Civil War.

The American Congress for Truth (ACT) was formed in June 2002 to clear away the fog of the brutal attack of September 11, 2001. Our purpose is to preserve our cherished values and freedoms.

Our Members Include:

Jews, Arabs, Christians, and non-Muslims from all backgrounds both secular and religious, liberals and conservatives. These good people have put their differences aside to combat both anti-American and anti-Israel propaganda masquerading as anti-Imperialism and anti-Zionism:

• in the Western media

• among the intellectual elite

• on American college campuses

• in churches, synagogues and other places of worship

• in business groups and civic meetings

• wherever it exists

As America stood up against and defeated communism--now it is time to stand up and stare down the evil of religious bigotry and intolerance. So many times in history, citizens have done nothing...and evil prevailed.

"Evil unchecked grows. Evil tolerated poisons the whole system." Jawaharlal Nehru

We can see from history that this is true. We can see that today this is true.

Join Us. Get Involved!

Together we can save our country and our freedom. You are the heroes who make our work possible.I especially thank you for helping me protect the country that has blessed me so much.

America, the dream that became my address.

Brigitte Gabriel,

President and Founder,

American Congress for Truth

Nonie Darwish is a sweet, down-to-earth woman whose conscience compelled her to speak out.

She was born in Egypt but spent her early childhood in the Gaza Strip. Her father served as head of Egyptian intelligence in Gaza. He was charged with establishing and directing the Palestinian fedayun (i.e. suicide troops trained, equipped, and paid by Egyptian intelligence operatives) that infiltrated Israel. Members of the fedayun were guilty of killing no fewer than 400 Israelis and injuring many more. Israel, as a result, targeted Nonie's father. She described a night during which Israeli commandos raided her home only to find her mother, five children, and two maids. Because her father was not home at the time, the Israeli commandos left without incident. In fact, they did not so much as wake her. This contradicted the endless tales she had heard of how much Israeli soldiers reveled in torturing and killing defenseless Palestinian woman and children. Nonie stated how different the outcome would have been had armed Palestinians raided a home occupied by Israeli women and children. Israeli commandos did eventually assassinate her father, but she displayed no signs of animosity towards Israel for it. Nonie remembered her father as a man who did not preach hatred for Israel or for Jews. Rather, he was a respected and dedicated military man whose fate was the consequence of his occupation.

Nonie returned to Egypt, where she was always exposed to Islamic indoctrination. In 1978, Nonie left her large family behind for the promising shores of the United States. She took pride in becoming an American citizen and "fell out of religion." Even in the U.S., imams ordered Muslim congregates not to integrate. Their divine duty, after all, was to Islamize America. Nonie felt that mosques everywhere were promoting intolerance and hate rather than self-reflective wisdom. She did not wish to expose herself or her children to such destructive values.

While Nonie was long conscious of the frightening aspects of Islam, she fully recognized the danger it posed to the world after 9/11. The day before she had just returned home from a visit to Egypt where Nonie realized how, over the years, ideologically, far apart she had drifted from her family. They, like most Egyptians and Arabs, expressed unwarranted resentment towards Israel and Jews for the many ills in their lives and for the failings of their country. After the terrorist strikes on 9/11, Nonie called numerous relatives and Arab acquaintances to make sense of the calamity. She was met with accusations leveled at Israel, Jews, and the U.S. for concocting a plot to discredit Muslims, who surely could not be to blame. These exchanges confirmed to Nonie that Islam was unable and unwilling to accept criticism or fault of any kind, even when deserved. She was flabbergasted.

Nonie made the decision to speak out against the radicalism of Islam. Prior to 9/11, she had toyed with the idea of voicing her discontent but was reluctant to deal with the possible ramifications of doing so. Nonie wrote an article for a modest publication in which she denounced the evils of the culture of Islam. The article was widely circulated via the Internet, and Nonie was unexpectedly thrust into the center of attention. This soft-spoken woman was pressed to speak to audiences. Nonie recalled an early speaking engagement attended by two female survivors of the Holocaust. The two elderly women sitting in the front row cried knowingly as she spoke. Nonie cried as well. She wondered how these frail survivors of incalculable horror could be perceived as a threat to Islam. Rather, they needed to be cherished and respected.

Nonie has since allied herself with StandWithUs

On behalf of the organization, she speaks frequently, especially at universities, in a continuing effort to educate a public often made ignorant by political correctness. Nonie tries to shed light on the actual circumstances of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and to discredit the typically bigoted accounts that garner so much attention. Her reservations about speaking have lessened considerably. She is comforted by the freedoms and protections that the United States provides. Israelis, in her estimation, are the brave ones. Nonie has also formed the Arabs for Israel organization -- http://www.

During a visit to Gaza long ago, Nonie recounted how her brother had required immediate medical attention. Several Palestinians, despite their hatred for Israel, urged Nonie to take her brother to an Israeli medical facility instead of an Egyptian one if she wanted him to survive. Nonie's brother received impeccable treatment at the Haddasah Hospital in Jerusalem. The caring Israeli medical staff yet again defied every malicious account offered by her Muslim brethren. She understood too that Muslims would sooner die than admit their subconscious respect for Israeli accomplishment, skill, and common decency.

Nonie asserts that almost every Muslim family possesses or knows a shahid -- a martyr. Her family is no exception. Her own grandfather was a shahid. This sort of suicidal behavior epitomizes Islam's unwillingness to face reality. Rather than look inward to rectify what ails Islam, Muslims habitually shirk deserved criticism and personal responsibility by placing blame where it does not belong. Muslims have thus made Israel, Jews, and the United States their eternal scapegoat.

Nonie believes that the free world can help Muslims realize the error of their ways. Westerners must first abandon political correctness. Young Arab males, for instance, should be profiled at airports. Free world nations must be honest with Muslims and must ceaselessly press them to accept responsibility for each and every unspeakable act committed in the name of Allah. To that end, free people must also exhibit courage. We cannot succumb to the tactics of intimidation, such as terrorism, employed by Muslims to advance their oppressive, self-serving agendas. Muslims perceive appeasement as weakness and defeatism, which only emboldens them to behave more aggressively. If we do not display strength in our convictions or protect our freedoms, mosques will never cease to poison minds with virulent hatred instead of filling them with self-worth and wisdom. The future of the world lies in the balance.

She believes Israel and the United States must take some other practical steps as well. Israel might consider building higher fences in preparation for the Arab civil wars that are threatening to explode around her. A consequence of advancing hatred and unaccountability for so long is that Muslims are increasingly turning on one another. The United States must tighten its immigration policy. Countless indoctrinated Muslims sneak into or reside within the U.S. They require very little motivation to terrorize the country.

She is a sincere and convincing speaker. Her appearance on CNN September 12, 2006 in an interview conducted by Glenn Beck can be seen at

Her book Now They Call Me Infidel: Why I Renounced Jihad for America, Israel, and the War on Terror (Hardcover) is -- as the cover rightly states -- "Nonie Darwish's personal story of tragedy and redemption, as well as a scholarly analysis of Middle-Eastern culture. Every Western statesman, indeed every European and American citizen will benefit from Ms. Darwish's unique insights into the danger to Western civilization posed by Radical Islam and sustained by deep-rooted Arab/Muslim cultural dynamics."

Nonie Darwish may have lost her Muslim culture, but she has gained American freedom, with which she tries to make a positive impact in a world increasingly consumed with gloom. Through her efforts, however, hopefully one day Nonie can discover pride in an evolved and tolerant Islam.

Nurit Greenger