If you, through your own diligence and dogged research, had discovered evidence of foreign infiltration of key U.S. institutions like the Pentagon and the White House, what would you do with it? Tell the FBI? Call your senator or governor? Distribute it to major news outlets to warn an unwary populace?
Not Brigitte Gabriel, president of ACT! for America and one of the nation’s leading hawkers of anti-Muslim propaganda. Her preferred strategy for saving America from the formidable Islamic threat she sees: Selling $19-a-month memberships to her organization.
Gabriel this week distributed a message to those on her ACT mailing list declaring the growing menace of “The enemy among us,” the Muslim Brotherhood. The Egypt-based organization “through its many front organizations in the U.S., has engaged in what it calls ‘civilization jihad,’ an influential campaign of information warfare designed to deceive and co-opt elected officials, law enforcement officials, academics and the media,” the letter explains. Why, they’re even “advising President Obama on Middle Eastern affairs,” Gabriel writes.
Wow, you might say – that’s terrifying! OK, so you hadn’t personally noticed the Muslim-backed initiatives to dismantle the Constitution, replace U.S. laws with extreme Shariah-based punishments like stoning and beheading, and force women to wear burqas – but thank goodness ACT! for America has. You might ask, what must we do?
Sounding more like a late-night TV pitch for the latest handy dandy onion slicer from K-Tel, Gabriel shows you the way: “ACT! for America has designed a resource-rich ‘tool kit’ to help you understand the in’s [sic] and out’s [sic] of the Muslim Brotherhood threat, AND give you the tools to educate your friends and family. We call this new resource ‘Unmasking the Enemy Among Us: Information Warfare and the Muslim Brotherhood.’ … Today, we are offering it to those who choose to become a Patriot Partner to ACT! for America, making a monthly gift of only $19.” The tool kit includes two DVDs, one featuring ACT executive director Guy Rodgers.
But wait! That’s not all!
“The first 400 people who respond to this offer will not only receive the invaluable resources described below, they’ll also receive a bonus – an autographed copy of my best-selling book They Must Be Stopped – as an extra ‘thank you’ from me for your support.” The offer also includes “the English translation of the Muslim Brotherhood’s ‘Explanatory Memorandum,’ the document that calls for ‘civilization jihad’ against America.” (A simple Google search will turn up the same translation for free).
The original was seized in a 2001 U.S. government raid of the offices of the Holy Land Foundation (HLF), whose leaders were convicted in 2008 of maintaining ties to terrorist organizations. The document, and the government’s improperly released list of “unindicted co-conspirators” in the HLF case, are the linchpins of the massive conspiracy alleged by anti-Muslim activists for “civilization jihad” and “creeping Shariah,” the supposed “stealth” campaign to insinuate Islam into the United States for an eventual takeover. The theory is beyond silly – but anti-Muslim extremists have managed to convince some ultra-conservative politicians and media figures that the Shariah threat is real. And Gabriel is hoping to use it to separate more of her followers from their money.
“But that’s not all.” (Yes, this time, the letter actually says that.) “The kit also includes ‘Sharia Law for Non-Muslims,’ an invaluable booklet that breaks down sharia law by topic areas for easy use.” The pamphlet is written by Tennessee State University engineering and physics professor Bill French (under the pen name Bill Warner), whose dubious expertise in Shariah, Islam and law is entirely self-taught.
But come on, isn’t that worth $19 a month? “This is only 63 cents a day – less than a cup of coffee at a convenience store like 7-11,” Gabriel writes. Heck, even the FBI can afford that. Get yours today!