Brigitte Gabriel

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Brigitte Gabriel is president and founder of the right-wing American Congress for Truth and author of Because They Hate: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America". Franklin Lamb, a journalist/writer based in Lebanon, wrote about her:

Hanan is the Islamophobic Lebanese woman, Hanan Qahwaji, who as a child lived in the South Lebanon village of Marjayoun overlooking the Lebanon-Palestine border during three years of the on-again off-again Lebanese Civil War before she became an Israeli collaborator and fled to Israel. Hanan, repackaged as "Rachael", soon quickly landed a job with Israeli TV and specialized in telling stories about how Muslims terrorized her and her Christian neighbors.
Later, repackaged as "Nour Semaan", a name she still sometimes uses, Hanan tells American audiences that she became a Middle East "anchor" in Israel. Forgetting to mention that her job was with Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network, working to spread his politically conservative, Pentecostal faith in the Middle East which includes Robertson's vision of rapture and how righteous Jews will all convert when Jesus comes again. The others will burn in Hell according to the Pentecostals. Hanan is sometimes known as,Nour Semaan, Rachael Cohen, "Dark Angel" and more recently, Brigitte Gabriel, founder of the anti-Islam Zionist hate group "Act! For America".[1]

Gabriel is also a contributing editor to Family Security Matters[2], a conservative foreign-policy oriented organization that claims to represent "security moms"' and supports President George W. Bush. FSM is, in fact, a political front group for the Center for Security Policy. (The phone number listed on the FSM website is answered by the CSP.)[3]

Gabriel is a crass propagandist: her specialty is denigrating and smearing Muslims and Islam. In this capacity her talks are sponsored by zionist groups in the United States. She is a featured speaker of the Hasbara Fellowship Speakers Bureau, which happens to be a hardline zionist propaganda organization. [4] She is listed as one of America's most dangerous hatemongers.[5]


"Brigitte Gabriel is a Maronite Christian, which means she is the descendant of Phoenicians, whose presence in the Middle East pre-dates that of the Arabs. Today, Brigitte owns a successful American media company with national and international clients. She grew up in southern Lebanon under Palestinian tyranny. Israeli soldiers and doctors literally saved her life and that of her mother. She does not want to see Israel or America 'Islamized' or 'Palestinianized,' as Lebanon was. She desperately wants to wake Americans up to the danger of this happening," [6]

Gabriel is a "Lebanese Christian who survived the Jihad by Palestinian and Muslim militias in her native southern Lebanon," [7]

According to a 2004 interview at Duke University [8], Gabriel grew up in a southern Lebanon town near the Israeli border. The town, which appears as Marj'Uyun [... which] is located less than five statute miles from the "Armistice Line" with Israel.

Gabriel and her mother "were rescued by" the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) "who entered Lebanon and [were] given humane treatment for their wounds sustained in artillery shellings. Gabriel was transformed by the experience went back to Lebanon but returned to Israel and became a Middle East News anchor and TV journalist working out of Jerusalem," Gordon wrote, "for 'World News' an evening Arabic news broadcast for Middle East Television seen throughout Israel, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Cyprus and Lebanon."

According to the Wikipedia article on Middle East Television, "On April 10, 1982 Hope TV station in South Lebanon was donated to the Christian Broadcasting Network, and became METV. ... On June 5th, 1997 METV launched its 24-hour programming broadcast on a satellite. This increased the potential audience from 11 million to 70 million viewers with a signal that is now reaching the entire Middle East."

"Her work is of international scope having brought her in contact with world figures such as Dame Margaret Thatcher, George H.W. Bush, Queen Nour El Hussein, the late Itzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres."

After marrying "an American war correspondent and news producer she came to the United States in 1989, ... [and] started a television production and advertising company. Her clients include ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox News, CNN, Discovery, TLC, History Channel, 'Oprah Winfrey Show,' '20/20,' 'World News Tonight' and 'Good Morning America' to name a few," Gordon wrote.

Following the events of 9/11, "Gabriel realized then that the threat of Islamic radicalism had come to these shores. She founded American Congress for Truth (ACT) that has grown and has thousands of members in over 50 states, major provinces in Canada and 14 other foreign countries," Gordon wrote.


"The difference, my friends, between Israel and the Arab world is the difference between civilization and barbarism. It's the difference between good and evil [applause].... this is what we're witnessing in the Arabic world, They have no SOUL !, they are dead set on killing and destruction. And in the name of something they call "Allah" which is very different from the God we believe....[applause] because our God is the God of love." - Bridgette Gabriel, CUFI 2007 [9]

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  1. Franklin Lamb, From South Lebanon and Long Island with Hate, CounterPunch, 20 June 2011.
  2. FSA: Profile (Accessed: 20 June 2011)
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  4. [2]
  5. Robert Steinback, 10 of America's Most Dangerous Hatemongers, Alternet, 21 July 2011.
  6. Phyllis Chesler, wrote 13 October 2004,
  7. Jerry Gordon of American Congress for Truth wrote May 26, 2006, Israpundit
  8. interview (click on link "Watch Brigitte Gabriel's Interview")
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  10. [4]