An interview with Brigitte Gabriel...
Gee, I like her a lot...
FP: Your organization has launched a petition to the U.N. calling for an investigation into Hamas’s crimes against children. Tell us more about the petition and why you launched it.
Gabriel: Something simply had to be done to bring attention to what Hamas is doing. Hamas is a religiously driven radical Islamic organization. Westerners simply do not understand, and I believe have a hard time believing, how far radical Muslims are willing to go to accomplish their objectives. That’s why so many in the West tend to dismiss the evil of Islamofascism and Islamists’ depth of hatred towards the Jews and their commitment to destroy Israel at any cost -- including sacrificing their own children to achieve their goal.
Even the Nazis did not turn their own children into human bombs, and then rejoice at their deaths as well the deaths of their victims. We are committed to disseminating such important videos and promoting this petition, to awaken as many Americans as possible to a reality they simply cannot fathom. Second, we want to call upon the UN to take a more even-handed approach to the Muslim-Israeli conflict. If enough people sign the petition from around the world this will pressure Sec.-Gen Ban Ki-moon to respond.
FP: Hamas’ exploitation and abuse of children isn’t really that unusual when it comes to the Muslim world, is it?
Gabriel: It is not unusual at all, especially in the Middle East. I have said repeatedly and wrote in my books that Muslims are fed hatred through their mother's milk. I was raised in the Middle East and have seen first hand how Muslims teach hatred to their children.
People in America had a hard time believing me and others who spoke like me, who came out of the Middle East a few years ago. Now it is evident in indisputable videos that this is the reality Westerners have buried their heads in the sand about and avoided to believe for a long time.
Today Islamic radical Madrassas are springing up around the world funded by the Saudis that teach such hateful education based on Koranic principles. In America alone we have 230 registered Islamic Madrassas operating in America and teaching an average of 50,000 American Muslim students per year. I dedicate a whole chapter in my new book They Must Be Stopped to Madrassas in America and abroad. It is about the rise of a new IslamoNazi army. It shouldn’t surprise us when Muslim parents, who take seriously the Islamic doctrines of conquest and subjugation of infidels, and especially of Jews, train their children this way.
FP: Give us an example of how Hamas uses children for public relations purposes.
Gabriel: The Palestinians in general have perfected the art of using civilians as human shields for the last thirty years because they know and understand how the West thinks and how the media works and what drives ratings. I personally was used as a human shield by them during the war in Lebanon. The Palestinians used to park their rocket launchers in front of my bomb shelter where my family hid with three other families including 9 children. I was the oldest. They used to shell Israel and then drive away knowing that when Israel responds to the target, we would get hit, hopefully die, and we would make great pictures on the evening news representing dead civilians while Israel would be vilified. Here we are 30 years later and nothing has changed. They have just gotten better at it and the Western press has continued to buy this cruel Palestinian charade.