Last week the St. Louis chapter of Brigitte Gabriel’s ACT! for America held a meeting at City Hall in Crestwood, Missouri, under the title “What America Must Learn from the Fort Hood Massacre”, which featured the screening of a DVD lecture by the executive director of ACT!, Guy Rodgers.
Only about a dozen people attended this particular event. However, a report by Tim Townsend at STLtoday provides a revealing account of the poisonous anti-Muslim propaganda ACT! puts out, and how it impacts on its audience:
The DVD lecture on Wednesday evening in Crestwood was a walk through the Quran’s violent passages, which Rodgers depicted as coming from the latter part of Muhammad’s life. He said that Islam’s prophet gained more followers with violence than he had with an earlier, more peaceful approach to spreading the faith.
The lecture soon moved on to the Obama administration’s failures to name the “threat” against the United States (jihad, according to Rodgers.) The DVD lecture finished with a swipe at the government, academia and the media for playing along with terrorists and failing to recognize that the U.S. Constitution is in danger of being replaced by sharia, or Islamic, law at the direction of the Muslim Brotherhood.
When the lights went up, the crowd wanted to talk. Use of the word “Muslim” was rare. Instead, the audience preferred the terms “they” and “them.”
“When they move to a new country, they don’t assimilate,” one man said.
“They don’t value education in the same way we do,” said Liz Trent, ACT! for America’s Southern Illinois chapter leader.
“We celebrate birthdays, and they celebrate death anniversaries,” Trent added. “They are the opposite of us. They celebrate death and we celebrate life.”
“I heard the Saudis are funding chairs in our universities,” a woman said.
“They have infiltrated our culture at every level,” said Trent.
“What do we need to do to stop it?” a woman asked.
Trent said that since a federal judge blocked Oklahoma’s decision to prohibit its courts from considering sharia law in its decisions, the new front was “specific laws.” Coming legislation, for instance, would “ban anyone from mutilating their child’s genitals,” Trent said. Someone asked if that wouldn’t be covered under existing law.
“No, no,” Trent said. “Slavery, murder, abuse of a child – all of that is legal under Islam, so it’s protected.” …
In the civic heart of Missouri’s best child-rearing community, the executive director of an anti-Islam organization looked down from a white screen and told a dozen people that tolerance was the enemy in the fight against Muslims.
“They’re everywhere,” one woman in the audience whispered to her friend. “They’re like cockroaches.”