Always ask two questions about any political movement or activity:
- Who benefits?
- Who funds them?
Answering these two questions will scoop out most of the political BS we hear on the mainstream news. Take ISIS: Who benefits? Who funds them? Take what I call Professional Islamaphobes: Who benefits? Who funds them?
Listen, regular people don’t become national figures, set up international organizations and launch news programs without money. And people with money invest it where they will benefit. So answer those two questions and you go far toward knowing what is really going on.
Case in point: Bridget Gabriel
I first saw Bridget Gabriel (stage name) on a video recorded at a Christian church. She was quite passionate and the church was “Amen-ing” and applauding like crazy. It was alarming because she was spouting pure hatred toward “Arabs” and not only is she herself an Arab, but also: what business do Christians have applauding hatred? None. Zero. Zip.
Her story is that she was from Lebanon and had to live for seven years in a bomb shelter, because her Christian family was a target for Hezbollah. Then from the bomb shelter she somehow became a TV newscaster, moved to (marvelous, perfect) Israel, then moved to America and became a Professional Islamaphobe with a best-selling book (published by Murdoch’s company) and solid bookings at Christian Zionist venues. She appears on TV shows as a terror expert and some US military must read her book.
Who benefits? Israel. Who funds her? Israel. Do you think you can go from a bomb shelter to stardom without money? Please tell me how to do that. Tell me how she even got out of the bomb shelter with Hezbollah gunning for her. Ooops. Hezbollah wasn’t even in existence during the period she claimed to live in the bomb shelter. She is a LIAR.
More Oops-Some Lebanese “Christians” committed treason against Lebanon by collaborating with the Israeli invasion and occupation of their own country. Yet more Oops-American pastor George Otis helped these traitors, all the while whining on TV with Pat Robertson about the poor persecuted Christians in Lebanon who needed our help- Act Now-send in your donations.
With these donations, Otis set up a radio station, Voice of Freedom, which he put at the disposal of the “Christian” man leading the ‘Southern Lebanon Army’ who in turn used it to issue nasty threats against his adversaries. The good major snatched and tortured his adversaries, and massacred unarmed civilians, but he was a “Christian”-so that was all right? Was Zbigniew Brzenski right when he told the Taliban: “Your cause is just. God is on your side?”
Video at Christians(?!) United for Israel
This is disgusting. The devil, Jesus said, is a liar and the father of lies. We American Christians are walking around with a log in our own eyes trying to get the speck out of everybody else’s.
Israel is a racist, violent state, rejected by many Rabbis.
I think most American Christians are pretty decent folks. But c’mon Christian people, you are responsible if you spread or condone hatred. You will answer to God for that, just like Bridget Gabriel and her funders will answer for their own sins.