“Remembering a Fallen Soldier…” by Brigitte Gabriel

I received this via email earlier this morning & for the life of me could not get it out of my head. It’s a clear & sobering reminder that walks hand in hand with the events of the last week or so.

Take a moment & read Brigitte’s letter…then, I encourage you to visit the website.

Remember the fallen soldiers & honor them as Nevada welcomes home one of our own, Pfc. Thomas Lyons who leaves behind a wife & 3-month old baby.

God bless everyone fighting for freedom in America & abroad.


Remembering a Fallen Soldier…

Remembering What We Are Up Against and Why We Must – and Will – Prevail

by Brigitte Gabriel

I don’t believe I’ve ever written a letter quite like this to you before.

Indeed, it is difficult to write this without tears welling up in my eyes.

It started as a rainy Friday morning in late August. I was flying from my presentation in Springfield, Missouri, to my next destination connecting through Atlanta. Little did I know that what I was about to experience that day was going to shake me to the depth of my soul, inflame my passion for our country (I didn’t think it was possible to be more passionate) and remind me why ACT! for America is so important to our security and the future of America.

I looked out my window at gloomy Atlanta as the plane took off, closed my eyes and pictured home and my loving family meeting me at the airport with open arms, smiles and kisses, waiting to whisk me off to Outback Steak House for dinner as planned.

It was a quiet, uneventful flight. No beverage service. No announcements from the captain — until we landed at our final destination:

“Welcome to “…….” . Ladies and Gentleman we have a special request to ask of you. We are carrying on this plane today a fallen soldier brought home from Afghanistan. His body is accompanied by Sgt. “……”. Please kindly allow Sgt. “….” to deplane first so he can do his job in escorting the body below. We will leave the seat belt sign on until the body has been taken off the plane. Then when the seat belt sign is turned off, you can deplane.”

The plane continued slowly down the runway as the captain’s shocking announcement reverberated among the passengers. As we taxied closer to our gate, tears began to flow as we saw a police car, a military hearse, and a team of Marines standing in formation waiting to carry the body. And the saddest scene of all — his family, wife and children, all lined up against the wall waiting for him.

Burning tears were flowing down my face as my heart sank into utter pain and agony at such a sight. We always hear about this on the news and feel sad but to experience it in person is completely different. We pulled up to our gate and Sgt. “….” stood up in all his gloriously decorated uniform, opened up the overhead compartment carrying a folded American flag and a back pack, and started walking out of the plane amid the clapping and tears of all of us on board.

No one in the plane even touched their cell phone. People were transfixed, staring out the window, sharing our respect and sorrow.

At that moment we were not Democrats, Republicans or Independents. We were Americans soberly watching one of our own come home in a coffin draped with an American flag.

As they removed the body from the plane, two men holding his wife started walking towards the plane as the wife covered her face and began sobbing. She was followed by her children. The Marines walked in formation and carried his body to the hearse.

We started getting out of our seats and deplaning without a word from anyone except the sounds of crying coming from different people looking out the window as they walked out of the plane.

As I entered the airport, people were standing in lines and rows facing the window watching all this. Some men were saluting the body. We all stood next to each other, honoring this soldier until his body was finally in the hearse and he was driven off the tarmac.

It was the most sobering, heartbreaking, and patriotic scene. As I cried for the following few hours sitting with my family at home eating Chinese take-out for dinner (I just wasn’t up to going out for dinner), I was reminded of why we need to continually remind Americans that we are at war.

Our men and women are fighting and dying overseas to protect America from an enemy who is not only fighting us across the globe but also advancing here at home. Just because we have not been successfully attacked at home doesn’t mean our enemy has forgotten about us. Their tactics have become more sophisticated. They not only wish to attack us militarily, they are moving at full speed in the advance of their cultural Jihad invading America. Islamic foot-washing basins in airports; Shariah finance being introduced by American banks; college campuses designating Islamic prayer rooms for Muslims only; Islamic compounds practicing Shariah law springing up across America; public schools using our tax dollars to indoctrinate American students into Islam; demands by Muslim parents that their children be provided private prayer rooms in their public schools; Muslim workers demanding special workplace accommodations no other religious person would ask for; and the list goes on.

As history demonstrates, only organized resistance will stop this. Unopposed by organized resistance, the advance of cultural Jihad in Europe has proceeded to the point that many think a full-blown “Eurabia” is inevitable and irreversible. And even if we win the war against Islamic terrorism, but lose the struggle against cultural Jihad here at home, we may protect our safety but lose our liberties and our way of life.

I just don’t believe this young man who fell on the field of battle would consider that a victory. “Freedom” is not just freedom from the physical harm our Islamist enemies want to inflict on us. It is freedom from the tyranny and oppression of shariah Islamic law and the supremacist political ideology our enemies are determined to impose upon us.

So, just as that soldier was on the front lines of this war overseas, we are on the “front lines” here at home. That soldier was part of the “organized resistance” in Afghanistan. We are part of the “organized resistance” here in America. We cannot afford to fail in our military missions overseas. Failure would embolden and empower Islamists throughout the world. We also cannot afford to fail here at home.

This is why I appeal to you to take heart and help me continue building ACT! for America. We are the only nationwide organized resistance to this threat. As I said, we are the front lines here at home. Our families, our communities and our nation are depending on us, even though many do not yet realize it.

For instance, two years ago ACT helped pass the bill in Congress that protects every citizen from lawsuits when they report suspicious activity in public places.

How many Americans know this happened? Very few. Yet they are now protected from lawsuits, which means America is safer as a result.

I know there are other issues right now, such as health care and the economy, that are dominating the attention of the American people. And I understand why that is. But for those of us, you and me, who grasp the seriousness of the threat of radical Islam, we must continue to do everything we can to make sure that the reason 9/11 occurred is not forgotten. That the reason we are fighting in Afghanistan is not forgotten.

We must continue to push forward, to inform, organize, and ring the alarm bells, even when it feels like a lot of people aren’t paying attention right now or don’t seem to “get it.” Because there are many good Americans out there ready to respond to our message, if we can only get it to them.

Because we are the modern “Paul Revere’s,” the messengers who are warning America even when a lot of America is preoccupied with other matters. It is estimated that over 2/3 of the colonists either were loyal to Britain or were indifferent to the political struggles the colonies were experiencing in 1776. Yet, through the leadership and sacrifice of the remaining colonists, independence was declared and Britain was defeated.

How I wish I could be standing in your presence this very moment, to grasp your hands, look into your eyes, and say “be encouraged!” We will win this struggle against radical Islam. It won’t be tomorrow, or next year, but we will, in time, prevail — so long as good, patriotic Americans like you do not lose hope and keep taking action. We are winning victories, and we will continue to win more – and bigger – victories, so long as good, patriotic Americans like you do not lose hope and keep taking action. Let’s remember how far we have come together. In less than two years we have built the largest grassroots organization in America dedicated to combating the threat of radical Islam, with 62,000 members and 315 local chapters. Be encouraged!

I want to close with this.

Last week, when Guy Rodgers and I were at the EMP conference in Niagara, NY, the president of a national security organization sat down with us and thanked us profusely for what ACT! for America is doing and has already accomplished. I wish you could have seen his face and heard his words. This is a man who has served at high levels of government and been around Washington politics for decades. His message to us – and ultimately to you – was that ACT! for America is KEY to all our efforts to defeat radical Islam. He has watched us grow, witnessed our activism, and rejoiced for our victories. So I’ll say it again. Be encouraged!

Always devoted,

Brigitte Gabriel


The De-Throning of Ahmadinejad?

This coming Friday, June 12th, has remained relatively hush-hush, but is a pertinent day in history, not just for Iran but for the United States. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad could “lose” his re-election & a new leader, namely Mir-Hossein Mousavi, the former Prime Minister of Iran (1981-1989), could step into his shoes.

Mir-Hossein Mousavi has portrayed himself as a “Reformer” & denounced President Ahmadinejad’s Holocaust denial as well as other statements he’s made. He believes Ahmadinejad’s fanatical foreign policy has desecrated Iran’s reputation globally. However, as Mousavi’s campaign has developed before the eyes of the world, his views, although cloaked by a more Western-cooperative rhetoric, are in direct alignment with the Supreme Ayatollah Khamenei’s.

Will the Supreme Leader give Mousavi the “nod”? Will he determine that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s effectiveness has reached its end in helping his regime? Do the Western cultures even understand the ultimate goal of Iran’s leaders?

We shall soon see.

The belief that a new “front-man” for the regime will mean a replacement of the radical Shia eschatology is a dangerous notion & the U.S. would do well to remember that fact. Anti-Semitism will continue to run as strong as ever through the heart of the Islamic Republic of Iran regardless of who is named President since the term does not hold the same Executive powers as in our cultures.

The Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei holds absolute rule & final say on all issues, foreign & domestic.

Many in the Western regions have theorized that Mousavi’s election would mean the end of a nuclear-focused Iran & that the nuclear struggle between Iran & Israel will intensify if Ahmadinejad is re-elected.

In an interview with the Financial Times of the UK, Mousavi explicitly denounced suspending Iran’s nuclear programs stating that “there is a bad memory in this [suspension] regard…” following the previous suspension in 2003.

When asked how a resolution to this issue could come about & how his potential presidency would help, he replied, “…the issue doesn’t only depend on us. It will also depend on the discourse the Americans use & the issues they pursue. The more realistic they become & recognize Iran in this issue; naturally the better the ground will be prepared to find solutions.”

Honestly, I can’t say that President Obama’s recent Middle Eastern address was much help in regards to laying down our countries beliefs & I didn’t expect it would. Since he failed to forge an Arab-Israeli alliance against the “death cult” that currently runs the Iranian regime. And also how their nuclear-focused platform is a large part of the End Times prophecies that they have set out to fulfill. That is their ultimate goal.

President Obama only purported the belief that the decades of tension between our two countries remain our fault by way of our misunderstanding them. So if we were to examine relatively-recent history:

  1. In 1979, they seized OUR embassy. We did not seize theirs.
  2. They held hostage & tortured (truly tortured, not water-boarded) our diplomats. We did not do so to theirs.
  3. They aided in creating in Hizbollah (Hezbollah) similar to a Christian & Jewish-annihilating task force. America did not.
  4. Americans (as a Country) do not deny the Holocaust or call for the wiping of Israel off the map.
  5. We as a country do not believe we must “hasten the return of the Mahdi” by killing tens of millions of people to bring back our Messiah. Iran does.

And finally, we as a nation are not calling for the annihilation of Iran or its people.

Iran is calling for the annihilation of the United States of America.

And so, Iran will continue to sleep peacefully after the election of whichever candidate is selected it seems, since our current government body tiptoes around the Middle Eastern landmines & enforces nothing.

Either way, both countries have a scary 4 years ahead of them. Wake up, America.

The Homegrown Threat–Jailhouse Islam

A recent plot by ex-convicts (guess we can scratch the “ex” now, huh?) one Haitian & three Americans, to remote-detonate car bombs at several New York synagogues & acquire Stinger missiles in an effort to take down incoming military aircraft, unfortunately touches only the tip of the iceberg in regards to prisoner radicalization within the U.S.

James “Abdul Rahman” Cromitie, a 50 year-old (apprx.) Newburgh resident, lead the way in transitioning a group of criminals from ‘Jailhouse Islam’ to pure, unadulterated hate for America’s Jewish population & ultimately to Jihad.  They have now been charged with Conspiracy to Use Weapons of Mass Destruction in the U.S. & with acquiring & attempting to use Stinger missiles.

Cromitie claims he has lived in Afghanistan & has connections with the Jihadist organization, Jaish-e-Muhammad (Muhammad’s Army), the sister organization of Lashkar-e-Taiba (Army of the Righteous) who has been blamed for the Mumbai attacks of 2008. JEM was labeled a “Terrorist Organization” by the U.S. in 2003.

According to FBI sources, Cromitie’s behavior had been escalating for just over a year & the 4 men were all incarcerated with one another, where they discovered & developed their radical ideology.

Could the ideals often preached within our own correctional system, under the supposedly watchful eyes of prison guards & other officials be radicalizing prisoners & recruiting for Jihad in the civilized world? If so, is it lack of resources within the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP) that leads to this? Or could it be the un-vetted vocational “volunteers” whose radical views are presented to the prisoners as truth? How about the lack of social support once they are released?

Whatever the case, the eerie reality warrants a more careful look in an attempt to prevent further terror strikes at home & abroad…

‘Jailhouse Islam’ is quite different from not only traditional Islam, but also the Nation of Islam (NOR-established by 2 convicts who put forth the movement, aimed at the black community, as an alternative to ‘Eurocentric’ Christianity) & Wahhabism (an extremely intolerant fundamentalist doctrine most commonly associated with Saudi Arabia & Al-Qaeda) that many extremist vocational service providers have introduced into the U.S. prison system in recent years. Prison gangs adopt Jailhouse Islam by incorporating gang values of loyalty & extreme violence (often needed to survive the prison system) with a false-religious practice—a “cut-&-paste” version of Islam, if you will.

It is not new that extremist ideology runs rampant through prisons. Sayyid Qutb, Al-Qaeda’s ‘spirtual philosopher,’ wrote Ma’alim fi al-Tariq (Milestones along the Road), a radical Wahhabi manifesto, while incarcerated in Egypt. Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a Jordanian revolutionary, recruited followers while in prison acting as a powerful gang leader.

Jean-Charles Brisard, author of “Zarqawi: The New Face of Al-Qaeda,” says that a follower of Zarqawi when speaking of his imprisonment & recruitment stated, “in each prison it was possible for us to have letters sent out & books brought in…The government imprisons us, & God gives us everything we need…prison makes our fight stronger.”

Okay, so prisons are now “Radical Think-Tanks.”

Moving forward…In 2006, The George Washington University’s Homeland Security Policy Institute (HSPI) & The University of Virginia’s Critical Incident Analysis Group (CIAG) released a report, “Out of the Shadows: Getting Ahead of Prisoner Radicalization,” which stated that “…the inability to track inmates coupled with the lack of social support to reintegrate them into the community gives rise to a vulnerable moment in which they [former-inmates] may be recruited by radical groups, posing as ‘social support organizations’ that are more interested in their own extremist agendas than in the welfare of released prisoners.”

Harvey Kushner, author of “Encyclopedia of Terrorism,” oversaw the vocational program at Rikers Island Prison in New York State & he explains how bureaucratic political correctness & the relentless litigation threats by prisoners & the ACLU have affected the prison system. He says, based on his experience, many institutions often find it more “beneficial” to allow the inmates to “police” themselves through methods like Jailhouse Islam & other gang-like mentalities.

And that in places such as England, in an attempt to reconcile with various special-interest groups’ threats, all jail lavatories were rebuilt, at the taxpayer’s expense. Why you ask?—In order to accommodate the Islamic prison community from having to make use of these facilities “…in the direction of Mecca.”

So it seems that Islam in prisons is not only given preferential treatment (special food & prayer rugs), but also that through the lack of prison outreach volunteer vetting & the politically correct societies we live in—saying “no” on any scale is largely unacceptable. And all the while, Christian Bibles are burned in Afghanistan by U.S. troop commanders in an effort to “prove” to the Muslim communities that we aren’t forcing the U.S.-dominant religion upon Afghanistan’s devout Muslim populations.

Ahh the stench of Political Correctness…

It is most certain that given the current slump in the economy, prison reforms that would potentially inhibit this radicalization problem are among the lowest priorities of the FBOP, much to the detriment of Americans & all civilized society. It is irony at its best—the very institutions used to house the “threats to society” are accommodating breeding grounds for radicalization.

Richard Reid (the would-be “shoe bomber”) & Jose Padilla (“the dirty-bomber”) are two well-known radicals who turned to Jihadist beliefs while incarcerated…could these beliefs have been prevented or changed if intervention was made? …If their reading material & contact with radical prison imams was monitored?

I would imagine that there’s no way for us to know based solely on those two cases. But honestly, in light of recent events, it seems worth a try at a time when “reforms” & “change” seem to be so prevalent on every politician’s agenda. You would think that while they’re spending our tax dollars, protecting U.S. citizens would be of high importance when the threat lives amongst us.