Heritage Foundation Panel On Benghazi Turns Ugly As It Mocks Muslim Woman
The Heritage Foundation hosted a panel of conservatives to talk about–what else–Benghazi! When an American Muslim respectfully asked a question the panel began mocking her. Saba Ahmed, a law student at American University, wanted to know why, with more than 1.8 billion followers of Islam worldwide and 8-million plus in the U.S. more were not represented at this forum.
Panelist Brigitte Gabriel of a group called ACT! for America pounced. She said “180 million to 300 million” Muslims are “dedicated to the destruction of Western civilization.” She told Ahmed that the “peaceful majority were irrelevant” in the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and she drew a Hitler comparison: “Most Germans were peaceful, yet the Nazis drove the agenda and as a result, 60 million died.”
“Are you an American?” Gabriel demanded of Ahmed, after accusing her of taking “the limelight” and before informing her that her “political correctness” belongs “in the garbage.”
And when Gabriel demanded of Ahmed an answer as to why more Muslims were not speaking out, the nearly 150 conservatives in the room gave Gabriel a standing ovation.
The panel’s moderator, conservative radio host Chris Plante, grinned and joined in the assault. “Can you tell me who the head of the Muslim peace movement is?” he demanded of Ahmed.
“Yeah,” audience members taunted, “yeah.”…
Gabriel dismissed as “irrelevant” the “2.3 million Arab Muslims living in the United States [when] it took 19 hijackers — 19 radicals — to bring America down.” She mocked Ahmed’s “point about peaceful, moderate Muslims” by making quotation marks with her fingers when she said the word peaceful.