GOP Rep. Myrick Endorses Conference Of Noted Islamophobe

Fresh off a tense town hall with Muslim constituents last month, Rep. Sue Myrick (R-NC) has blasted out a letter enthusiastically endorsing the group ACT! For America, and its leader, Brigitte Gabriel, who has made a number of extreme comments against Muslims.

ACT! For America’s national conference and legislative briefing is scheduled for June in Washington, D.C. The group describes itself as “a collective voice for the democratic values of Western Civilization, such as the celebration of life and liberty, as opposed to the authoritarian values of Islamofascism, such as the celebration of death, terror and tyranny.”But Gabriel, who emigrated to the United States from Lebanon in the 1980s, has painted the problem of Islamic terrorism as one having to do with all Muslims. She has said that “Every practicing Muslim is a radical Muslim.”

She also said in a 2007 speech at the Joint Forces Staff College in Virginia that a “practicing Muslim who believes in the teaching of the Koran cannot be a loyal citizen of the United States of America,” the Washington Times reported.

Gabriel is the author of They Must Be Stopped: Why We Must Defeat Radical Islam and How We Can Do It.

Myrick’s letter endorsing Gabriel and ACT! For America came in a March 16 e-mail blast from the group which hailed Myrick as “a bold, courageous champion on Capitol Hill in the struggle against the threat of radical Islam.”

Myrick’s letter reads in part: “Knowing ACT! for America as I do, and its leadership team beginning with Brigitte Gabriel and Guy Rodgers, I have no doubt that this conferene will be a first-class event you won’t want to miss.”

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