This Is The New Reality
Tuesday August 25th 2009, 6:37 pm
Filed under: Lebanon,Middle East

At various times you run across incredible stories of reality, that bring things into a undeniable perspective. This was called to my attention, and I was so impacted by it. As many of you know I spend a lot of time in Lebanon ministering to believers and unbelievers alike. The middle east has been on my heart since 1993, when I had the privilege of baptizing a young Lebanese brother in Moscow, in the old KGB headquarters. They had turned it into a hotel, and I stayed there when I could. Great bath tubs, 7 ft. long. In the winter, we baptized many brothers and sisters, because it was like having a room with a baptismal They were long and deep. Also, that was the one place you could get hot water on a continual basis. They still brought in dignitaries, and military officials to stay, but opened it up to foreigners. It was a very surreal, but victorious feeling. This is where my relationship with Ziad Azan had begun. He was a tremendous young believer, and had such zeal for the Lord. In 1994 he went back to Beruit to visit his family, and lead 20 some odd to the Lord. It was at that time I was invited to go to Lebanon, and thus began my relationship with the Middle East. At that time the USA had no diplomatic relations with Lebanon, of course, because of the Marine barracks bombing, by what is now known as the Hezbollah. Nonetheless, the Azan family, being very influential, was able at anytime get me a visa through the embassy, and I was able to go to Lebanon without any interference, because of my relationship with this great family, I have had an open door for all this time. This forward describes the plight of many Lebanese for years, and this morning I was once again was moved by the Father’s love for these great believers. I look forward to going back soon. Pray for Michel and Nuna Matar. May the Lord continue to keep us in the new reality of things, that we might meet it head on with an ever increasing faith. Glory to God and His Son, the King Jesus!

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FYI,

Rachel

Editor’s Note:

Below are selected excerpts from Brigitte Gabriella’s speech delivered at the intelligence summit in Washington DC.

We gather here today to share information and knowledge. Intelligence is not merely cold hard data about numerical strength or armament or disposition of military forces. The most important element of intelligence has to be understanding the mindset and intention of the enemy. The west has been wallowing in a state of ignorance and denial for thirty years as Muslim extremist perpetrated evil against innocent victims in the name of Allah.

I was ten years old when my home exploded around me, burying me under the rubble and leaving me to drink my blood to survive, as the perpetrators shouted, “Allah Akbar!” My only crime was that I was a Christian living in a Christian town. At 10 years old, I learned the meaning of the word “infidel.” I had a crash course in survival. Not in the girl scouts, but in a bomb shelter where I lived for seven years in pitch darkness, freezing cold, drinking stale water and eating grass to live. At the age of 13, I dressed in my burial clothes going to bed at night, waiting to be slaughtered. By the age of 20, I had buried most of my friends–killed by Muslims. We were not Americans living in New York, or Britons in London. We were Arab Christians living in Lebanon.

As a victim of Islamic terror, I was amazed when I saw Americans waking up on September 12, 2001, and asking themselves “why do they hate us?” The psychoanalyst experts were coming up with all sort of excuses as to what did we do to offend the Muslim world. But if America and the west were paying attention to the Middle East they would not have had to ask the question. Simply put, they hate us because we are defined in their eyes by one simple word: “infidels.”

Under the banner of Islam “La, ilaha illa Allah, Muhammad rasoulu Allah,” (none is god except Allah; Muhammad is the messenger of Allah) they murdered Jewish children in Israel, massacred Christians in Lebanon, killed Copts in Egypt, Assyrians in Syria, Hindus in India, and expelled almost 900,000 Jews from Muslim lands. We Middle Eastern infidels paid the price then. Now infidels worldwide are paying the price for indifference and shortsightedness.

Tolerating evil is a crime. Appeasing murderers doesn’t buy protection. It earns one disrespect and loathing in the enemy’s eyes. Yet apathy is the weapon by which the west is committing suicide. Political correctness forms the shackles around our ankles, by which Islamists are leading us to our demise.

America and the west are doomed to failure in this war unless they stand up and identify the real enemy: Islam. You hear about Wakaba and Salafi Islam as the only extreme form of Islam. All the other Muslims, supposedly, are wonderful moderates. Closer to the truth are the pictures of the irrational eruption of violence in reaction to the cartoons of Mohammed printed by a Danish newspaper. From burning embassies, to calls to butcher those who mock Islam, to warnings that the west be prepared for another holocaust, those pictures have given us a glimpse into the real face of the enemy. News pictures and video of these events represent a canvas of hate decorated by different nationalities who share one common ideology of hate, bigotry and intolerance derived from one source: authentic Islam. An Islam that is awakening from centuries of slumber to re-ignite its wrath against the infidel and dominate the world. An Islam which has declared “INTIFADA” on the west.

America and the west can no longer afford to lay in their lazy state of overweight ignorance. The consequences of this mental disease are starting to attack the body, and if they don’t take the necessary steps now to control it, death will be knocking soon. If you want to understand the nature of the enemy we face, visualize a tapestry of snakes. They slither and they hiss, and they would eat each other alive, but they will unite in a hideous mass to achieve their common goal of imposing Islam on the world. This is the ugly face of the enemy we are fighting. We are fighting a powerful ideology that is capable of altering basic human instincts. An ideology that can turn a mother into a launching pad of death. A perfect example is a recently elected Hamas official in the Palestinian territories who raves in heavenly joy about sending her three sons to death and offering the ones who are still alive for the cause. It is an ideology that is capable of offering highly educated individuals, such as doctors and lawyers far more joy in attaining death than any respect and stature life in society is ever capable of giving them.

The United States has been a prime target for radical Islamic hatred and terror. Every Friday, mosques in the Middle East ring with shrill prayers and monotonous chants calling death, destruction, and damnation down on America and its people. The radical Islamist deeds have been as vile as their words. Since the Iran hostage crisis, more than three thousand Americans have died in a terror campaign almost unprecedented in its calculated cruelty along with thousands of other citizens worldwide. 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. This intentional, indiscriminate and wholesale murder of innocent American citizens is justified and glorified in the name of Islam.

America cannot effectively defend itself in this war unless and until the American people understand the nature of the enemy that we face. Even after 9/11 there are those who say that we must engage our terrorist enemies, that we must address their grievances. Their grievance is our freedom of religion.. Their grievance is our freedom of speech. Their grievance is our democratic process where the rule of law comes from the voices of many not that of just one prophet. It is the respect we instill in our children towards all religions. It is the equality we grant each other as human beings sharing a planet and striving to make the world a better place for all humanity. Their grievance is the kindness and respect a man shows a woman, the justice we practice as equals under the law, and the mercy we grant our enemy. Their grievance cannot be answered by an apology for who or what we are.

Our mediocre attitude of not confronting Islamic forces of bigotry and hatred wherever they raised their ugly head in the last 30 years, has empowered and strengthened our enemy to launch a full scale attack on the very freedoms we cherish in their effort to impose their values and way of life on our civilization.

If we don’t wake up and challenge our Muslim community to take action against the terrorists within it, if we don’t believe in ourselves as Americans and in the standards we should hold every patriotic American to, we are going to pay a price for our delusion. For the sake of our children and our country, we must wake up and take action. In the face of a torrent of hateful invective and terrorist murder, America’s learning curve since the Iran hostage crisis is so shallow that it is almost flat. The longer we lay supine, the more difficult it will be to stand erect.

Brigitte Gabriel is an expert on t he middle east conflict and lectures nationally and internationally on the subject. She’s the former news anchor of world news for Middle East television and the founder of americancongressfortruth.com

more bio info at

http://www.intelligencesummit.org/speakers/brigittegabriel.php

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