Here’s The Once-In-A-Lifetime Photo Linking Two Fearless Fighters Against Murderous Ideologies

Brigitte Gabriel is a fighter. She’s also a journalist, author, and activist who has been fighting tirelessly against the threat presented by radical Islam. As Western Journalism has reported, Gabriel has long warned of the terrorism carried out by Muslim extremists, including the bloodthirsty militants of Hamas who, she claims, use Palestinian citizens as human shields in their attacks on Israel.

She also founded the organization ACT For America, whose website describes its mission as “the nation’s largest non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots organization devoted to promoting national security and defeating terrorism.”

Now 50 years old, Brigitte Gabriel often tells of her early life in Lebanon, where she was born the first child of a Maronite Christian couple. “She recalls that during the Lebanese Civil War, Islamic militants launched an assault on a Lebanese military base near her family’s house and destroyed her home. Gabriel, who was ten years old at the time, was injured by shrapnel in the attack.”

For years, Gabriel traveled throughout the United States as well as overseas, sounding the alarm about the perils posed by radical Islamists intent on converting or killing Christians in the drive to create a Muslim caliphate. She often appears on TV and radio countering the claims of apologists who content that Islam is a “religion of peace.”

On her Facebook page, Gabriel has noted, “The most persecuted and victimized people in the world today are Christians in the Middle East. The perpetrators of the widespread destruction of that region’s Christian community? Islamists.”

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Only hours ago, on Facebook, Brigitte Gabriel posted a remarkable picture that she says was taken during a trip “down under.” It’s a one-in-a-lifetime photo that shows the cross-generational bonds between two people who have fought against the unspeakable brutality of those who would kill them and destroy their people.

The share text that Brigitte posted on Facebook to accompany the photos reads:

While I was in Australia last month I had the honor of meeting a 92-year-old Holocaust survivor from the Auschwitz concentration camp. He showed me the numbers tattooed on his arms and I showed him the scar from the shrapnel that nearly killed me that night in Marjayoun when my home was bombed.

Generations apart, our enemies had the same goal of implementing their ideologies and killing those who did not subscribe to the same beliefs. This Holocaust Memorial Day, I say NEVER AGAIN. Won’t you stand with me?

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Ignoring Court Order, Israeli Police Bans Jews From Praying On Temple Mount

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Last week, during the Jewish Holiday Passover, the Joint Head Quarters of Temple Mount Organizations in Jerusalem sent an urgent letter to Jerusalem District Police Chief Moshe Edri. In the letter, Aviad Visoli, the chairman of the organization, demanded that Edri open the synagogue on the walls of the Temple Mount to Jewish access.

The synagogue is on the grounds of the Mahkama Building, situated adjacent to the Kotel (Western Wall) but extending out over the grounds of the Temple Mount – the holiest site in Judaism.

“The synagogue at the Mahkama Building has a special uniqueness and importance to Jews, in that it is the only synagogue in the world located within the walls of the Temple Mount,” wrote Visoli. “Therefore, this synagogue is the only one in the world where the commandment of prostrating oneself on the Temple Mount can be fulfilled.”

Visoli’s request was denied by area commander Avi Biton, who explained the synagogue had been turned into a military base.

In response, Visoli wrote, “there is great doubt as to whether a ‘military territory’ order is in effect on the Mahkama area as police commander Biton claims.”

“But even if there is one in effect, the commands of the law for the preservation of holy sites takes precedence over that, in regards to everything related to free access for Jews to their holy place in military territory,” said Visoli. “What’s more, ‘safe passage’ to the synagogue can be defined without harming ‘military territory’ (residences of Border Patrol soldiers).”

Visiting the Temple Mount during Passover is a religious commandment that stems from the Torah (Jewish Law written in the five Bible books of Moses). Three times a year, Jews were commanded to go up to the Temple Mount, during Passover (Pesach), Shavuot, and Sukkot.

Hundreds of Jews who attempted to fulfill the commandment last Sunday and Monday were forced to wait in line for hours at a time or barred entry altogether due to Arab threats, Tom Nisani, a spokesman for the Students for the Temple Mount, said that Jewish visitors were harassed or refused passage, while large groups of other visitors were granted entry.

Nisani said that last Sunday morning at 7:30, 250 Jews queued up at Mugrabi Gate. They were singled out and told to wait in an isolated area while their non-Jewish counterparts expeditiously ascended to the Temple Mount.

“We expected the police to do their job and let groups of Jews in, but basically all the Jews with a kippah (yarmulke) were put aside and told to wait, while Christians and other visitors were allowed in directly,” said Nisani. When police did allow Jews to enter, it was limited to between five and ten people at the time. They were told to get out as soon as possible and not to take pictures.

Police told Nisani that Arab violence was the reason for the different treatment of Jews. He was told to choose between a short tour or going home. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said that special security arrangements were made for Jewish visitors. He added that due to the security measures, no incidents took place during the visits of non-Muslims.

The Temple Mount is the holiest site in Judaism, but Jews are not allowed to pray there due to Muslim threats. Muslims do not recognize any Jewish connection to the site and claim it has always been a holy site for Muslims–notwithstanding the fact that Judaism existed thousands of years before the invention of Islam. Muslims also ignore the overwhelming archeological evidence of the existence of the Jewish Temple on the spot where two mosques were later built.

The contemporary Muslim refusal to recognize the Jewish history in Jerusalem and the Temple Mount contradicts the history of Islam. At the outset of Islam, Jerusalem didn’t have its current name Al-Quds–but was called Bayt al Maqdis by Muslims. That’s a translation of the Hebrew name for the Temple Bait HaMiqdash (Holy House).

The name Bayt al Maqdis is still used by Islamist groups who want to return to the early days of Islam. One of them is Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, the Al Qaeda offshoot in the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt that recently pledged alliance with Islamic State.

Denying Jewish history in Israel has always been a weapon in the cognitive war Arabs have been waging against Israel since its establishment. The goal of this type of warfare is clear: Israel is a foreign implant in the Middle East and therefore has no right to exist.

The Al-Aksa Mosque on the Temple Mount is in the center of this cognitive war. The Palestinian Authority routinely claims that the mosque is in danger and that Israel plans to destroy it. In October of last year, PA President Mahmoud Abbas claimed that “settlers” (Jewish visitors) were desecrating the mosque and called upon Palestinians to defend Al-Aqsa.

“We must stop them (the settlers) from entering by any means possible. This is our mosque, and they have no right to enter it and defile it,” Abbas said. Earlier, he had called upon Palestinians to start a Ribat for Allah, a religious war in order to “defend” the mosque from the Jews.

Abbas was reacting to increasing pressure on the Israeli government to allow Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount. Of course, no Jew entered the mosque; but it was enough to ignite another round of Muslim violence on the Temple Mount.

At the beginning of March, a Jerusalem Court issued a ruling ostensibly backing claims that Jews be allowed to pray on the Temple Mount.

Rabbi Yehudah Glick had brought a lawsuit against the Israel Police for banning him for two years from visiting the site because of video evidence of him praying there.

Glick, who was seriously wounded in an assassination attempt last year by a Palestinian extremist, was banned from the Temple Mount between 2011 and 2013 after he was seen uttering a Jewish prayer at the site in a Channel 10 broadcast.

Judge Malka Aviv said the police ban on Glick visiting the site was issued “without appropriate consideration, was arbitrary, and only out of concern for the consequences of the broadcast.”                The judge insisted that Jews have a right to pray on the Temple Mount.

“The legal authorization of the defendant (the police) is, in accordance with the ruling, to be concerned for Jews being able to pray on the Temple Mount, and to act in a sweeping way in order to prevent Jews from praying on the Temple Mount,” the judge wrote.

The day after the court ruling, a senior police officer made it clear to Jews visiting the holy site that the police would not be adhering to the court decision. The officer told a group of visiting Jews that as far as he and the police force were concerned, “this court ruling doesn’t exist.”

The police’s decision must have been coordinated with the Israeli government. Why? Because upholding the status quo that has existed on the Temple Mount ever since the Six-Day War in 1967 has been the policy of every Israeli government.

In June 1967, a couple of hours after Col. Mordechai Gur, the commander of the IDF forces who captured the Temple Mount, reported to the Israeli nation that “The Temple Mount is (again) in our hands” and unfurled an Israeli flag over it, Defense Minister Moshe Dayan ordered the flag taken down.

Dayan allowed the Waqf (Islamic religious endowment), the Muslim custodians of the Temple Mount, to continue its control over the site and prohibited all Jewish religious activities on the Temple Mount. The reason was that Israel feared a holy war with the Muslim world when it would enforce sovereignty over the site.

This fear continues to determine Israeli policies in the Old City of Jerusalem, as it became apparent again last week. The Palestinians know this and feel free to intimidate or to harass every Jew who enters the Temple Mount or to start organized riots that – in one case – led to a temporary closure of the Mount to Muslims last year.

Below, you can watch footage of the organized riots last year. In most cases, Hamas and Islamic Jihad were organizing the riots.

The Temple Institute in Jerusalem released this footage of a visit by a group of Jews to the Temple Mount last week. Clearly audible are the chants “Khaybar, Khaybar, ya yahud, jaish Muhammad sayud.” The threat of ‘Khaybar’ is the threat of extermination, harkening back to Muhammad’s annihilation of an entire tribe of Jews, the Qurayzah.

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WATCH: Former Terror Insider Reveals Islam’s True Nature In Six Words That Destroy Obama’s Lie

Mosab Hassan Yousef

He’s the son of a founding member of Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic terrorist organization (as designated by the United States government) that’s in constant conflict with the state of Israel.

He’s also an ex-Muslim who converted to Christianity after realizing the ideology in which he had been raised left him in a deceit-filled “state of delusion,” not understanding then what he understands now — that Islam is “a very dark theory.”

Mosab Hassan Yousef is the author of the best-selling book, “Son of Hamas: A Gripping Account of Terror, Betrayal, Political Intrigue, and Unthinkable Choices.”

In an interview with Glenn Beck that aired on TheBlaze TV, Yousef summarized his sense of Islam in six words that completely destroy what President Obama and others have long maintained.

Those six words: “Islam is the religion of war.”

Yousef charged that Obama’s position on the “religion of war” and his often stated belief that the Islamic State has nothing to do with Islam is a “big problem.”

“When the president of the free world misleads the public, this is a big, big problem I believe,” he said. “ISIS is the real face of Islam. ISIS is the real manifestation of the Islamic ideology, of the Islamic theory.”

You can watch a portion of Glenn Beck’s riveting interview with Mosab Hassan Yousef by clicking on the video above, courtesy of TheBlaze TV.

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SHOCK VIDEO! Watch What A Dean Of This Top University Just Said About ISIS On Campus

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One of America’s prestigious Ivy League universities, Cornell, has a motto that’s a popular quotation from a founder of the New York institution of higher learning: “I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study.”

In light of a shocking new undercover video from James O’Keefe and Project Veritas, that motto takes on new, and to many, disturbing meaning.

As The New York Post reports, Cornell University’s assistant dean for students, Joseph Scaffido, has been caught on camera saying the school would welcome active members of the terror organizations ISIS and Hamas onto campus.

“Scaffido casually endorses inviting an ISIS ‘freedom fighter’ to conduct a ‘training camp’ for students at the upstate Ithaca campus — bizarrely likening the activity to a sports camp.”

So, according to this university official, radical Islamists would be welcomed — even members of organizations the State Department has identified as terror groups — organizations that the U.S. military is engaged in fighting — organizations that have taken the lives of American soldiers who have fallen in the effort to defeat them.

“[Dean] Scaffido doesn’t even blink an eye when the undercover asks about providing material support for terrorists — ‘care packages, whether it be food, water, electronics.’”

Social media has exploded with reaction:
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By clicking on the video above, you can watch the Project Veritas video that exposes the political correctness that colors the thinking at Cornell as well as at so many other colleges in America.

In reaction to the furor over the dean’s welcome for ISIS and Hamas, Cornell has issued a statement, the The New York Post relays:

“‘Cornell fully supports the free exchange of ideas and does not review or control the political ideology of our students. We do not, of course, tolerate unlawful advocacy of violence, and the comment about training by ISIS freedom fighters does not reflect university policy,’ said Joel Malina, Cornell’s vice president for university relations.”

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Hamas’ Twitter PR Campaign Fails In Hysterical Fashion

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In an apparent attempt to gain credibility and mend its understandably tattered image, radical Islamic organization Hamas recently kicked off a social media campaign designed to offer transparency by the group’s leaders. By using the Twitter hashtag #AskHamas, users were able to submit questions directly to the officers in charge of the group – or so the campaign’s organizers suggested.

What actually transpired, however, was a quick and severe backlash of both serious and facetious questions directed at Hamas holding the organization accountable for its role in a series of atrocities across the Middle East. The majority of these questions went unaddressed by the leaders supposedly on hand to answer them.

Several Twitter users framed their concerns as inquiries in order to use the trending topic against its creators.

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As is typically the case when Twitter is involved, plenty of others embraced a more absurdist approach to the hashtag.

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For its part, Hamas posted several self-congratulatory tweets using the controversial hashtag.

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The fact that the organization would not respond to direct questions from critics, however, did not go unnoticed.

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Some eschewed any allegiance to the question format, using the popularity of the hashtag to amplify their point…

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…while other questions posed scenarios that might end the threat Hamas poses to the rest of the world once and for all.

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