Oh how I love the smell of a no holds barred cultural jihad smaaaackdown in the morning.
Gabriel launched a stinging non-pc response and put the ‘peaceful’ muslim Saba Ahmed in her place after she had hijacked the discussion on the Obama Regime’s unaccountability regarding the Benghazi attack.
It’s a thing of beauty I tell ya.
Transcript courtesy of CNS News:
SABA AHMED: I know that we portray Islam and all Muslims as bad, but there [are] 1.8 billion Muslims followers of Islam. We have 8 million plus Muslim Americans in this country, and I don’t see them represented here [on the Benghazi panel.]“But my question is how can we fight an ideological war with weapons? How can we ever end this war? The jihadist ideology that you talk about – it’s an ideology. How can we ever end this thing if we don’t address it ideologically?”
BRIGITTE GABRIEL (founder of Act! for America):
What I find so amazing, is that since the beginning of this panel – we are here about the Benghazi attack on our people – not one person mentioned Muslims, or [said] we are here against Islam. We are here because four Americans died and what our government is doing.
We are not here to bash Muslims. You were the one who brought up the issue about ‘most Muslims’ – not us. But since you brought it up, allow me to elaborate with my answer.
There are 1.2 billion Muslims in the world today. Of course not all of them are radicals. The majority of them are peaceful people. The radicals are estimated to be between 15-25% according to all intelligence services around the world.
That leaves 75% of [Muslims being] peaceful people. But when you look at 15-25% of the world’s Muslim population, you’re looking at 180 million to 300 million people dedicated to the destruction of Western civilization. That is as big as the United States.
So why should we worry about the radical 15-25%? Because it is the radicals that kill. Because it is the radicals that behead and massacre.
When you look throughout history, at the lessons of history, most Germans were peaceful. Yet the Nazis drove the agenda. And as a result, 60 million people died, almost 40 million in concentration camps. 6 million were Jews. The peaceful majority were irrelevant.
When you look at Russia, most Russians were peaceful as well. But the Russians were able to kill 20 million people. The peaceful majority were irrelevant.
When you look at China for example, most Chinese were peaceful as well. Yet the Chinese were able to kill 70 million people. The peaceful majority were irrelevant.
When you look at Japan prior to World War II, most Japanese were peaceful people too. Yet, Japan was able to butcher its way across Southeast Asia, killing 12 million people, mostly killed by bayonets and shovels. The peaceful majority were irrelevant.
On September 11th in the United States we had 2.3 million Arab Muslims living in the United States. It took 19 hijackers – 19 radicals – to bring America to its knees, destroy the World Trade Center, attack the Pentagon and kill almost 3000 Americans that day.
So for all our power of reason, and for all us talking about moderate and peaceful Muslims, I’m glad you’re here. But where are the others speaking out?
And since you are the only Muslim representative here, you took the limelight instead of speaking about why our government – I assume you’re an American [Ahmed responded yes.] As an American citizen, you sat in this room, and instead of asking a question about the four Americans that died [in Benghazi] and what our government is doing to correct the problem, you stood there to make a point about peaceful, moderate Muslims.
I wish you had brought ten with you so we could talk about how to hold our government responsible.
“It is time we take political correctness and throw it in the garbage where it belongs.
SABA AHMED: “As a peaceful American Muslim, I’d like to think I’m not that irrelevant. I”m deeply saddened about the lives that were lost in Libya and I hope we will find justice for their families.
But I don’t think this war can ever be won by just the military.
CHRIS PLANTE (talk radio host): “I think everyone agrees that it can’t be won by just the military.” “Can you tell me the head of the Muslim peace movement?”
SABA AHMED: I guess it’s me right now.
Brilliant. Just brilliant.
News flash: ‘Peaceful moderate muslims do not run with radicals.’
Interesting that Ahmed the self-proclaimed; “head of the [oxymoronic] peaceful muslim movement” pals around with violent islamic jihadi terrorist Mohamed Osman Mohamud. And if that was not damning enough, she came to his defense in a most high profile fashion after he was found guilty of plotting to set off a car bomb (WMD) with the intent to commit a mass jihad massacre. If his plan would have been successful, it could have resulted in the slaughter of thousands. Why CAIR has not snapped her up is beyond me.
Saba Ahmed, a friend of the family of Mohamed Osman Mohamud, speaks to the media after Mohamed Osman Mohamud appeared in court on November 29, 2010 in Portland, Oregon. Mohamud, a Somali-born teenager, was arrested and charged with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction when he allegedly attempted to set off a car bomb during Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Pioneer Courthouse Square in Portland, Oregon. (November 28, 2010 – Source: Craig Mitchelldyer/Getty Images North America)
So, who is Saba Ahmed? It turns out that Ahmed is a “family friend” of Somali-American Mohamed Mohamud, the 19-year-old who in 2010 tried to ignite a car bomb at a Christmas tree lighting in Portland, Oregon.
Mohamud was found guilty by a jury of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and is being held in a federal prison pending sentencing.
This revelation of Ahmed’s friendship makes Gabriel’s question to Ahmed – asking why Ahmed was talking about Muslims, when the panel had gathered to talk about four dead Americans in Benghazi – much more pointed.
I have a question for Saba Ahmed – why are you friends with this violent jihadi?
Yes, Saba do tell. I’ll wait…
Yeah, that’s what I thought.
Sticking your neck out for the ’cause’ resulted in your being exposed for the not-so-peaceful-muslim as you duplicitously claim to be. Can we say orchestrated hijack backfire little miss political jihadist? Yes we can.
Also see this report on Saba Ahmed’s (a not so bright democrat who thinks her homeland of Pakistan is in the Middle East) controversial storied past. Stalking, mental illness and a failed run for congress (Thank God!) –oh my!
Her introduction assertion; “I’m a law student at American University” is not the whole truth.
According to her LinkedIn profile her current position is with the ‘Office of ‘Commissioner of Patents at United States Patent and Trademark Office.’ (May 2014 -Present (2 months) Alexandria, Virginia – Technology Center 2600)
- U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Leahy at United States Senate (January 2014–April 2014)
- Intellectual Property – Litigation at Holland & Knight LLP
- Program Manager, Patent Analyst, Systems Engineer at Intel Corporation
- Judicial Clerk to Honorable Justice Virginia Linder at Oregon Supreme Court (January 2008–May 2008)
UPDATE: The hits just keep coming: Occupy!
She’s also been active at Occupy rallies denouncing American war efforts. She has made opposition to the American war against terrorism a key part of what she does. And she took to Heritage to hijack a conversation on Benghazi, turning it to her issue, which had not even been a topic of conversation.
And coming: Agent provocateur, political operative, fabricator of death threats, contempt of court and 9/11 truther. What a sweet peaceful muslim peach!
Oregon Tea Party members recognize Saba Ahmed from her many appearances at Occupy Portland rallies, as well as attempts to crash Tea Party rallies. In fact, she was busted fabricating death threats from Tea Party members that caused her to cancel a non-existent event for local Muslims. Naturally, the local press were all to eager to give only her side of the story.
This incident was around the same time that she was making two runs for a Congressional seat – first as a Democrat, and then as a Republican.
Interestingly, her age seems to be in question – she told a local reporter that she was 26, but the voter’s guide listed her at 29 in the same election. This erratic behavior is nothing new, however. As noted by the blog Thoughts From A Conservative Mom (whose author also contributes here at 54° 40′ Or Fight!),
Ahmed has a documented history of mental illness and a habit of stalking conservative and Republican web pages and meetings. After Osama Bin Laden’s death in May, Ahmed claimed she had to cancel a fictitious rally in Pioneer Courthouse Square (which she never advertised or got a permit for), falsely asserting that she had received threats on the Oregon Tea Party Facebook page.
Saba Ahmed has garnered attention for being friends with Mohammed Osman Mohamud, the Portland Christmas Tree Bomber – so much so that she was removed from his court hearing when the judge charged her with contempt. She is also a 9-11 truther who believes that the Flight 93 crash in Shanksville, PA was staged.
She tends to seek out any opportunity to get in front of microphones and cameras to undermine conservative causes and messages. She has been removed from many Republican events in Oregon as well as Tea Party rallies, and most conservatives recognize her as unwelcome due to her ulterior motives.
So it’s no surprise that when one door closes, she seeks other avenues to project her message – like, for instance, Occupy Portland [...]
H/T Ed Morrissey
The delicious cherry on top. Ace bitch slaps Ahmed’s LW media guardian; WaPo’s Dana Milbank all the way into next year. His piece includes video of the exchange in full context.
Also see: What Really Happened At The Heritage Foundation’s Benghazi Panel Last Night? Or Why Dana Milbank Is A Hack