In case you missed it, video of Muslim student Saba Ahmed’s polite question during a recent Heritage Foundation panel and Islamophobic Brigitte Gabriel’s ugly, hate-filled and bullying response has gone viral. Tonight, Sean Hannity tried to recreate the confrontation – with his thumb on the scale, of course.
Dana Milbank wrote about the Heritage panel discussion for the Washington Post:
What began as a session purportedly about “unanswered questions” surrounding the September 2012 attacks on U.S. facilities in Libya deteriorated into the ugly taunting of a woman in the room who wore an Islamic head covering.
The session, as usual, quickly moved beyond the specifics of the assaults that left four Americans dead to accusations about the Muslim Brotherhood infiltrating the Obama administration, President Obama funding jihadists in their quest to destroy the United States, Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton attempting to impose Sharia blasphemy laws on Americans and Al Jazeera America being an organ of “enemy propaganda.”
Then Saba Ahmed, an American University law student, stood in the back of the room and asked a question in a soft voice. “We portray Islam and all Muslims as bad, but there’s 1.8 billion followers of Islam,” she told them. “We have 8 million-plus Muslim Americans in this country and I don’t see them represented here.”
Watch what happens next in the first video below.
I have written many times about Gabriel’s unhinged Islamophobia – regularly welcomed on Fox, of course. Recently, she declared on the Hannity show that the father of newly-freed captive Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl had spoken the “war cry of Allah” in the Rose Garden when President Obama announced the prisoner swap that resulted in his son’s release.
The second video is of Ahmed and Gabriel on Hannity tonight. Sadly, Ahmed seemed woefully ill-prepared for Hannity’s tactics and would not or could not come up with effective responses to his questions.
Let me know what you think in our comments section below.
I owe you an apology. I had you mixed up with another J$ gang member who is far more obsessed with us. If you continue to disagree respectfully, you are welcome.
With all my love,
I honestly can’t tell you whether Janet Hawkins is Grayhammy (aka Ashley Graham) or GrammyJD, another of Johnny Dollar’s sycophants from his CABLE NEWS TRUTH sewer. Nor can I tell you whether GrammieJD is one of the MANY sockpuppets that Ashley Graham has used over the years.
Having said that, here is what I can tell you:
I have been the target of a concerted cyber-bullying campaign by those CABLE NEWS TRUTH MoFos ever since I started writing for NewsHounds under the nom de plume of Aunty Em Ericann. More than 2 years ago Grayhammy and Mark Koldys (Johnny Dollar’s real name) conspired to print details of my sex life on J$’s CABLE NEWS TRUTH blog. Why? because that was the only way they could counter my legitimate criticism of Fox “News” and because that has EVERYTHING to do with CABLE NEWS TRUTH. /sarcasm
Since leaving NewsHounds, you would think that they would have given up attacking me and smearing me on the innertubes with lies. You would be wrong.
I’ve written all about this concerted campaign of crazy cyber-bullying in my full-length “The Johnny Dollar Wars,” which can be found at http://notnowsilly.blogspot.com/2014/05/the-johnny-dollar-wars-chapter-and-verse.html It’s now the #6 most popular post of all time at Not Now Silly.
And, if you care about these matters — and I know I do — you might want to join “The Johnny Dollar Depreciation Society” over at Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheJohnnyDollarDepreciationSociety There you will see not only the nearly daily crazy from Janet Hawkin’s confederates, but my patented Fox “News” Snark™, which, by itself, is worth the price of admission.
[Just between you, me and the doorpost: What really drives J$ and The Flying Monkey Squad nuts is when I share “The Johnny Dollar Wars” with people who work for Fox “News.” Try it for yuks.]
I wish to apologize for this off-topic post in the middle of this lovely thread on Fox “News” Islamophobia, but I thought I should add some context to what GrammieJD had to say. I hope this comment is allowed to remain.
With all my love,
Go peddle your disgusting propaganda somewhere else.
I find your off the wall ultimatum a bit puzzling because I have always respected and followed your site rules. I have never name called; I’ve always been clear to label my personal opinion as opinion; I’ve never used sexual imagery or slurs about either the people being discussed or other commenters (if only that were true of your regular commenters); I’ve never used profane or vulgar language; I’ve always provided links to source documents for any facts I’ve used; and last, but not least, I’ve never spammed your site.
I guess that only leaves the possibility that I don’t march in lockstep with your sycophantic following and do so in a manner that can not be reasonably objected to by any open minded person. You are welcome to draw whatever conclusions you wish to from that.
Now, to answer your demand. No, I am neither a paid troll nor a troll of any kind. I read and comment on a variety of blogs, when I am active at all. This just happens to be a blog that I find fascinating for a variety of reasons ranging from the misinformation, outright lies (see J$’s Slanders and Videos for documentation) and astounding hypocrisy of both you and so many/all of your slavering followers.
Occasionally I see a sane comment and am tempted to jump in, as was the case for this article. @jane thought she had caught Hannity and his producers in a lie. She (sorry @jane if I get you in trouble here) seemed reasonable and thought I might be able to engage her with the truth and also my researched reasons why I considered Saba Ahmed to be unreliable.
To conclude, you are more delusional than I thought if you honestly think anyone would pay at all to troll you. So NO, I am not a troll paid to interfere with this pitiful, desiccated little blog much less muck around in your sex lives. Granted, someone might maybe could offer me enough money to actually troll your comment section but you people’s SEX LIVES? There isn’t enough disinfectant in the world for that to be an enticing inducement.
There you go again, Ellen, ascribing all your own motives and operational techniques to others I only brought the sexual aspect up because it was necessary to respond to your accusations. And as to the sexual side of this I suggest you look to you and yours. It never ceases to amaze that you people, who regularly use the most abhorrent sexual terminology (Visitor 55, where are you) and word play games when referring to FOX hosts and anchors, are so quick to accuse others and to have such delicate sensibilities.
Well, m’dear, I guess this is goodbye! Now you can go back to being the alpha male leading your pack of curs, unmolested by me. Carry on with the snarling; snapping; growling; howling and baying at the moon over that wily FOX. Do continue to be a pack in heat after the FOXies. It’s all you have.
One often hears the terms “War on poverty”, “War on hunger” “War on ignorance”, and so on. Nobody with a functioning brain would understand those phrases as being an invitation to kill the poor, the hungry and the ignorant. Why should it be any different when it comes to proselytising in favor of one’s faith?
There is actually a powerful proxy indicator that those belligerant phrases quoted by Seth were interpreted metaphorically, not literally. For over a thousand years, essentially until European colonialism raised its very ugly head, Muslim countries were famous for their hospitality to other faiths, including the Jews and the Christians. Had they taken those belligerant phrases literally, they would have killed them. The idea was to convert by example not by brute force.
Nor should we forget that the rise of European powers was associated with heavy persecution of the Jews. They were regularly dispossessed by the Kings of England, they were kicked out of Spain (finding refuge in Muslim countries), they were confined to ghettoes for centuries (a practice lifted only in the mid-19th Century in Italy).
Do we really have the moral high ground to throw stones? Hostile references to Jews as the “killers of Christ” were only recently discouraged by the Catholic Church. Bully for them … and I’m delighted with the current Pope. There are things I don’t agree with but – on balance – he’s following the path of St. Francis of Assisi who became a saint for truly following the path of Christ.
Methinks this translation belongs to the first category but a google search failed to identify the source. Please provide the link.
And, BTW, is there a specialist in the Old Testament in the house?
Wish we could get a better quality of troll, though. It’s been a while since we’ve had one that stimulated even a semblance of debate.
Oh, and least one of these upstanding “patriots” is a Koldys/Johnny Dollar sock puppet.
As an old Algonquin saying goes: Blind, frothing-at-the-mouth hatred is hurtful above all to the hater.
“Janet,” you have one chance to explain whether you are paid to troll News Hounds (and snoop into our bloggers’ sex lives) or “only” have some kind of obsession with us that leaves you unable to stay away from us, unable to stop trying to engage us and unable to stop talking about us.
Any and all other comments from you will be deleted.
He’s not bringing in the the 25-54 demographics which advertisers prefer. A majority of his audience is 55 and over. Hannocchio is too old to attract younger viewers, and certain suits know it.
He says he’s moving to Florida because of high taxes, but it’s a lie. If the suits decide not to renew his contract, he can use the excuse to say he moved because of high taxes, and not because his contract was not renewed.
The suits need to let his contract expire, and replace him-again-with a younger blonde host, or shove him to the weekends, if he wants to stay with the network.
That mouth of hers is enough to drive a sane person insane. She goes on and on and on. She will talk to you to death.
If anyone needs a niqab, it’s Bridgy. At least it covers the mouth.
“Too many people define me by what’s on my head instead of what’s inside my head. I wear the Islamic headscarf to cover myself modestly as required by my religion. It is a part of who I am. Islam is a way of life that governs every aspect of my being. But that doesn’t make me any less American. I was born in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. My family legally immigrated to the United States when I was 12. I grew up in Oregon and recently moved to Washington. I have a bachelor’s, MBA and JD degrees, and I am pursuing a master’s in law and government at American University. I started a lobbying firm a few years ago to help government officials understand Islam and Muslims. I regularly attend Congressional hearings.”
Also, she is not a law student but already has a JD.
I realize Ellen also described her only as a student but she is, by her own admission, not only a lobbyist but implied she is perhaps an activist.
I spent several afternoons sometime back googling Sharia Law and its implementation in Islamic states that have adopted it. If you are at all empathetic you will find the experience to be quite painful and almost frightening that there is a worldwide many million man militant movement to bring Sharia to the world.
I highly recommend that all American women independently educate themselves about Sharia Law and draw their own conclusions.
He had him on this time to join him in ridiculing the idea that the IRS can’t retrieve some of Lois Lerner’s emails, and the guy said, in fact, he found it perfectly reasonable, and even cited the IRS’s rules (posted to the Internet, by the way) on email retention— only six months.
Once again, I wonder about Hannity’s bookers He clearly wasn’t prepared for this, nor was he for Rand Paul’s for once at least semi-knowledgeable comments about how Maliki is the one who prevented the U.S. from leaving troops in Iraq.
And did anybody but me catch the onscreen ID for the Muslim gal? It didn’t say “American University Law Student,” It said “Islamic Lobbyist.”