Victim of terrorism warns Americans against radical Islam
Your Houston News
By MELECIO FRANCO, March 18, 2013
A woman who was driven out of her country by radical Islamic forces is now on a personal crusade to warn Americans not to let happen to America what happened to hers.
New York Times bestselling author Brigitte Gabriel spoke on the rise of Islamic radicalism in local communities on March 14 at The Nathaniel Center in Kingwood.
She is the author of “Because They Hate” and “They Must Be Stopped.”
Gabriel explained that she grew up in Lebanon during the time when it was the only Christian nation in the Middle East. Radical Islamic forces invaded the country and she was forced to live in a bomb shelter from the age of eight to 17.
“My only crime was being born a Christian,” she said.
Gabriel recalled that during that time, she did not know if she would die as she went out to fetch water each day from a ditch while watching out for snipers. She said that each day, she and her family members would say good bye to each other as they left their home for food or water because they did not know if it would be the last time they would see each other.
“We would think that America would see what was happening to Christians in Lebanon and come and save us but nobody came,” she said.
Eventually, Gabriel was able to leave Lebanon and go the United States. While her country was taken over by radical Islamic militants, she told the audience that America is also under attack from an enemy within that is using public schools and colleges to indoctrinate children and students to be more accepting of Islam.
“We have a problem when a faith-based group is responsible for over 80 percent of terrorist plots and terrorist attacks in the U.S.,” she said. “The radical minority is driving the agenda.”
COMMENT: Brigitte Gabriel lectures nationally and internationally about terrorism and current affairs. Her website is ACT! for America Education