Talk:Brigitte Gabriel

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WTF[edit]

Who the heck is dropping fact tags on the most basic info like her status as a Lebanese Maronite. Yeah because swarthy looking people named "Gabriel" are always from other places, there are no Gabriel's in Lebanon. Quit politicizing the article with tags, idiots.— Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.66.26.32 (talk) 11:50, 16 December 2006


How about no dirka dirka jihads edit this page or even comment it because it apparently pisses em off. Let her views and accounts be put into the article. After all she was THERE and you all weren't so who are you to contradict that?? Someones got to take out this "she claims' stuff. It is obviously biased.— Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.49.174.56 (talk) 23:02, 21 January 2007


Is it also biased to say that she claims that Arabs are "barbarians," have no soul or that Islam is evil?Shabeki (talk) 19:12, 8 May 2011 (UTC)
Gabriel does not criticize Muslims in general but rather the religion and the Islamic terrorist attacks (which number up to almost seventeen thousand since the 9/11). She has stated numerous times that she does not believe all Muslims are terrorists and that she even knows a few moderates. Criticism of a religion is not racist. Islam is not a race. Nor is questioning the claims that Islam is a "religion of peace" a "phobia." A phobia is by definition an irrational fear. There are Islamic terrorist attacks every day, so being skeptical towards the "religion of peace" slogan is perfectly understandable, especially for someone who grew up in the middle of it. Accusing someone who disagrees with you of having a phobia is a poor attempt to dodge criticism and actually rather juvenile. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 121.215.19.175 (talk) 08:07, 22 March 2012 (UTC)

Well, the article is not an article it is a piece of an Internet encyclopedia. Ms Gabriel is not an expert in Middle Eastern politics, or Islam. Gabriel is also not a party to U.S intelligence, nor has she ever held any office that would give her access to such information. Her educational background is business administration - so what she says is claim, it's her opinion she is not notable enough, nor does she have the educational or professional background to be considered an expert or notable source of reliable information in this particular area (middle eastern conflicts, Islam, geopolitics etc). Orasis (talk) 04:22, 13 December 2013 (UTC)

content errors[edit]

There is one piece of the article which I think should be deleted, the small paragraph claiming that Gabriel previously incorrectly identified Hezbollah as the organization that terrorized her family from 1975 to 1982. It is sourced by a website entitled Al-Ahram Weekly. I looked at it, and the article appears to be nothing more than a long rant against Gabriel, hurling insults at her. The website is also extremely anti-Israel and makes several false accusations against it. In light of this, I am not sure how reliable the claim that she made the alleged mistake is, especially considering I have found no other source supporting the idea. If another one cannot be found, then the paragraph should be deleted, as its current source contains errors and bias. --69.128.204.110 (talk) 04:42, 25 April 2011 (UTC)

I looked at the website again and found more factual errors that it makes about Brigitte Gabriel. I do not find it reliable and am removing the paragraph that I previously spoke of until another source can be found. --69.128.204.110 (talk) 15:52, 25 April 2011 (UTC)

All you have to do, is to look below to see that Dr. Frank Lamb's article was published by other sites other than Al-Ahram. Therefore your beef with Al-Ahram falls apart over here. Moreover you cannot get rid of a source just because you believe it is biased. In other words you have to find a source that says Dr. Frank Lamb is biased, in order to remove it. That's way it's done. Otherwise you saying it is biased, could be perceived as your own POV. George Al-Shami (talk) 07:09, 26 April 2011 (UTC)

Okay. Maybe, if he has been published by other sites, a different one could be used other than Al-Ahram. I won't remove it again, but the website itself appears to be biased. Would you call a website that contains a number of inflammatory anti-Semitic cartoons unbiased? --69.128.204.110 (talk) 21:55, 26 April 2011 (UTC)

Well, around the world, there is no news organization that is 100% unbiased, just by talking about one thing and not talking about something else; you could mention a bias. For instance the Dutch newspaper that printed the Muhammad cartoons; can we say they're biased against Muslims? Up until now people had a problem with Al-Ahram, not because of the alleged anti-jewish cartoons, but because of its former pro- (Egyptian)regime bias. However I don't think you could frame a news organization to be anti-jewish, just because it printed cartoons that some would consider offensive. I'm from North America, and I could tell you that I have seen many caricatures of the stereotypical Jew in North American newspapers. I saw that once in USA today, and in the New York Times; and the New York Times is owned by a German Jewish family. There is a URL below that features the article by Dr. Frank Lamb from a different site, but I am reticent to use it, because the host site is not as prestigious as Al-Ahram online. But, I forgot to mention, most importantly, that if you want to remove it; you have to have a consensus. Al-Ahram is an old newspaper that was founded in 1897; a blog does not carry the same weight as Al-Ahram. Furthermore I believe you are making generalizations just because you read or was told by somebody about a cartoon in Al-Ahram. I have read Al-Ahram for many years, and I could tell you that, aside from supporting the recently deposed Mubarak, it was a pretty credible site, which published many articles from Western political analysts and thinkers. As it stands now, there is no consensus to remove the Al-Ahram source, and I don't think the below URL, which also published Dr. Frank Lamb's article, is as credible as Al-Ahram. If you have problems with Al-Ahram, then the onus is on you to find another credible site that has published Dr. Frank Lamb's article.George Al-Shami (talk) 02:28, 27 April 2011 (UTC)

Maybe the alternate Dr Franklin Lamb article located at http://www.worldproutassembly.org/archives/2008/03/from_lebanon_wi.html might be better since it lists his credentials at the end of the article, and they are substantial: Franklin P. Lamb, PhD Director, Americans Concerned for Middle East Peace, Wash.DC-Beirut Senior Fellow, The Institute for Middle East Policy Dialogue, USA

His published book: The Price We Pay: A Quarter Century of Israel's use of American Weapons against Lebanon (1978-2006) is available at Amazon.com.uk or Lebanese Bookstores (soon also in Arabic). And in the USA, the title is available at www.LebaneseBooks.com, and currently enjoys Free Standard Shipping.122.107.147.121 (talk) 15:24, 27 April 2011 (UTC)

Any other views? The above URL links to an organization. Can somebody find the same article published in a more credible site? George Al-Shami (talk) 23:53, 27 April 2011 (UTC)

Sorry, I didn't see it but his credentials are also listed on the Al-Ahram site as well: The writer is director of Americans Concerned for Middle East Peace, Washington, DC-Beirut, and is senior fellow at the Institute for Middle East Policy Dialogue.

So what that previous IP complainer was on about I don't know. I found another link http://www.countercurrents.org/lamb250208.htm but I think Al-Ahram is just fine.122.107.147.121 (talk) 03:26, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

The issue at hand is Dr. Franklin Lamb's ability to be objective in his assertions that Brigitte Gabriel is lying. That is a bold and libelous statement on his part. According to Ms. Gabriel's New York Times bestselling book that details the account of her life during war she indeed lived in a bomb shelter. Even in his own article Dr. Lamb neglects to point out one single person by name that would go on record with him saying that Ms. Gabriel is not telling the truth when giving her account of the bomb shelter scenario. It raises the red flag of verification and unless it can be substantiated (verified) by someone else other than Dr. Lamb it should be removed from the article entry. Ccslick (talk) 23:21, 1 August 2011 (UTC)Ccslick


Dr. Franklin Lamb's name being associated to the cite on Al-Ahram has VERY SERIOUS problems concerning it's attribution to Dr. Lamb given that the article is clearly copyrighted by Al-Ahram Weekly. All rights reserved, while asserting that; "* The writer is director of Americans Concerned for Middle East Peace, Washington, DC-Beirut, and is senior fellow at the Institute for Middle East Policy Dialogue. A version of this article was first published on PalestineChronicle.com." PalestineChronicle.com search function reports "We did not find results for: Lost from Lebanon" and for "Franklin Lamb" it yields 83 articles ONE of which is titled "From Lebanon with Hate" http://palestinechronicle.com/view_article_details.php?id=13510 which appears to be THE ACTUAL SOURCE of the "plagiarized" copy used in the GROSSLY BIASED REWRITE "VERSION" presented by the Al-Ahram Weekly who has also claimed a fraudulent copyright in it. Obviously ANY attribution should be made to the ORIGINAL article not only because the source document CAN be verified, and under Wikipedia rules "Content that violates any copyrights will be deleted" and as a result of this PROOF ANY copy cited as Al-Ahram Weekly should be considered as an UNRELIABLE SOURCE regardless of any 'opinion' that it is a 'pretty credible site'. Changed cite. Zparqi (talk) 05:45, 11 August 2011 (UTC)

NOTE: The "From Lebanon with Hate" article was not found at the above link to palestinechronicle.com, but was found at this link: http://www.palestinechronicle.com/from-lebanon-with-hate/#.U7IlqaiZVTc The article is dated February 22, 2008, and was found by searching "Franklin Lamb" on the palestinechronicle site, and scrolling down through three or four pages of article titles to the date. Christian424 (talk) 04:13, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

Loose with the Truth[edit]

I'm removing the paragraph with the claim by Lamb that Gabriel said her family was terrorized by Hizbullah during the Lebanon War. In the three years since this paragraph was added, no one has found any source for Lamb's claim, which Lamb himself did not reference. Lamb made the claim in order to argue that Gabriel was loose with the truth, but as he did not give any reference as to where or when Gabriel made the accusation against Hizbullah, Lamb's claim can not be considered reliable.Jdkag (talk) 05:01, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

Islamophobia[edit]

Gabriel has been accused of being 'anti-Islam' and Islamophobic. She has made sweeping remarks about Muslims.

Generally if someone has made such remarks about Jews, and media sources called this person, we would title the section antisemitism.VR talk 07:38, 10 March 2011 (UTC)

Gabriel does not criticize Muslims in general but rather the religion and the Islamic terrorist attacks (which number up to almost seventeen thousand since the 9/11). She has stated numerous times that she does not believe all Muslims are terrorists and that she even knows a few moderates. Criticism of a religion is not racist. Islam is not a race. Nor is questioning the claims that Islam is a "religion of peace" a "phobia." A phobia is by definition an irrational fear. There are Islamic terrorist attacks every day, so being skeptical towards the "religion of peace" slogan is perfectly understandable, especially for someone who grew up in the middle of it. Accusing someone who disagrees with you of having a phobia is a poor attempt to dodge criticism and actually rather juvenile. --69.128.204.110 (talk) 18:32, 20 March 2011 (UTC)

"A phobia is by definition an irrational fear." In the Crusades of the Middle Ages, from years 1095 to 1291, it's estimated that Christians killed anywhere from 20,000 and 500,000 Muslims. Adolph Hitler, a Catholic, is estimated to have been responsible for the murder of 5 million Jews. Harry Truman, a Southern Baptist, killed over 100-thousand Japanese by dropping atomic weapons. Andrew Jackson, a Presbyterian, killed an untold numbers of Native Americans in his zeal to colonize the west. George W. Bush, a Methodist, ordered the invasion of Iraq and is the man most responsible for the deaths of 100's of thousands of Iraqis. Timothy McVeigh, a Catholic, killed 169 people in the Oklahoma City bombing. The overwhelming majority of serial murders are white males of some Christian faith. But it's the 19 al-Qaeda terrorists, who murdered the nearly 3,000 people, who inspire a rational fear? You tell me, what is an irrational fear and what is real? Is the fear based on facts, on the historical record, or on someone's ethnic or religious affiliation? It seems as though if the world were being rational, it has most to fear from white Christians. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 129.98.121.228 (talk) 01:49, 23 March 2011 (UTC)

Uh, do you have something against Caucasions? A person really can't help the color of their skin.

Aside from that, a few of your facts are inaccurate. Timothy McVeigh claimed to have a few "Catholic values" but in regards to religion said he was an Agnostic. Hitler, though on a rare occasion referenced God for political benefit, is clear to have been disgusted by Christianity. He called it "an invention of the Jew," a product of "sick brains," and "gutless." In fact, the Nazis listed Geistlich (pastors, priest, and clergy) right alongside Jews in the concentration camps. The majority of Europeans who sheltered Jews during WWII were Christians. I would hardly label Hitler a Christian. As for America's war with Iraq, there was a strong suspicion of nuclear weapons, which could easily result in mass destruction. Your number of deaths is in addition highly inflated.

On the other hand, there have been in the last ten years an estimate of seventeen thousand Islamic terrorist attacks. Their literature often refers to Israel as "the small Satan" and America as "the great Satan." Is further comment necessary? --12.187.9.2 (talk) 22:06, 28 March 2011 (UTC)

Archived[edit]

I tidied up a lot of the old discussions. Clearly the living subject is a bit controversial. Moving forward, please remember WP:BLP applies on talkpages also, attacking opinionated uncited claims and comments about living people are violations of policy. Also please keep discussion focused on content additions and removals etc and avoid WP:FORUM discussions and please avoid posting external links that are not WP:RS as such they are of no benefit to the article because they are unable to be added to it, thanks. Off2riorob (talk) 16:32, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

Page protected[edit]

There have been unacceptable breaches of Wikipedia policy on this article. New editors in particular should read WP:COI and WP:3RR, as well as perhaps taking some comfort from WP:BALANCE. In the meantime, I recommend some WP:TEA and while you drink it, I've semi-protected the article. --Dweller (talk) 16:57, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

Editing Brigitte Gabriel's Page[edit]

In editing Ms. Gabriel's page today I did not think there would be this eruption and such a war here. I dont think that it really helps the article to have her name as other than Brigitte Gabriel and for security and privacy purposes it should be deleted. The article is a negative portrayal of what her mission and I know that being a public figure as she is there are always going to negative things written about such a controversial person but in all fairness maybe you could have written some positives about her in the article to balance the negatives. I appreciate your help in the editing process and you did a great job with your research. I just recommend that the article remove her name and in its place as Brigitte Gabriel only. Also lastly, the Alan Kornman incident was not of her doing and she is not affiliated with this at all. Yes, it happenned at an ACT Chapter Meeting but it was denounced by her and the matter was taken care of. Once again - thank you for your edits and your research. I just wish we would could have some fairness her.

Catherine Martin —Preceding unsigned comment added by Cocomac7 (talkcontribs) 17:10, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

Hi. That wasn't a war it was just a little wiki spat and then the real business of discussion begins, the only way to works things out here is through discussion and WP:CONSENSUS - clear policy violations are removed and then discussed if need be. So you want to remove the real name for security and privacy and you feel the article is unbalanced towards criticism and that she was not connected and actually denounced the "Alan Kornman incident" - so there are alt least some issues to discuss now, thanks. Off2riorob (talk) 17:29, 10 May 2011 (UTC)
I trimmed the content about other people, such as Kornman - they are nothing to do with this living person. If people want to add content about other people from ACT! For America - they need to create an article for the group. As for the name, I can't see where it is cited from and if it is well known I don't know I will look later on a google foo search. - WP:BLPPRIVACY and WP:WELLKNOWN are the guidleines that I think are related. - Off2riorob (talk) 17:34, 10 May 2011 (UTC)
The name "Nour Saman" is not Gabriel's real name. It is another alias she used while working as an anchor. It is cited to an article in the NYTimes (see here) which is cited in our article. Gabriel's real name, according to Debbie Schussel, is available online at the latter's blog. I won't be adding it to the article because I don't think Schussel is an WP:RS. If an WP:RS prints it though, as they printed the name "Nour Saman", then of course, it should be included in our article. Tiamuttalk 18:34, 10 May 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for the link, just getting slowly up to speed. Off2riorob (talk) 18:52, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

edit requests[edit]

Can you please add / change the following: Gabriel also used to tell audiences that Hezbollah <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hezbollah> was the group that terrorized her family for the seven years between 1975 and 1982. She stopped making this claim after people objected, pointing out that Hezbollah was formed after she left Lebanon, as a direct result of the Israeli invasion and occupation of 1982.[13] <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brigitte_Gabriel#cite_note-AL-AHRAMweeklyonlin e-12>

(She never made that statement and said that Hezbollah terrorized her family. She always say that Hezbollah was founded in 1982. She always say that the Muslims formed "Jaish Libnan Al-Arabi" Arabic Lebanese Army headed by Ahmed Al-Kahtib and those are the ones who bombed her home).

Also please change this paragraph below:

Using the name Nour Semaan, Gabriel was a news anchor for World News, an Arabic-language evening news broadcast of Middle East Television <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle_East_Television> , a Marjayoun-based station that was run by the now defunct SLA <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Lebanon_Army> and funded by Israel <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel> .[16] <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brigitte_Gabriel#cite_note-15> [13] <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brigitte_Gabriel#cite_note-AL-AHRAMweeklyonlin e-12> Broadcast in Israel, Egypt <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egypt> , Syria <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syria> , Jordan <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jordan> and Lebanon <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lebanon> , through her work there, Gabriel covered the Israeli withdrawal from central Lebanon, the Israeli Security Zone (occupied South Lebanon), and the Palestinian uprising in the West Bank <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Bank> and Gaza <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaza> . The television station moved to Cyprus for a time and was later purchased by Pat Robertson <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_Robertson> .[13] <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brigitte_Gabriel#cite_note-AL-AHRAMweeklyonlin e-12> Gabriel moved to Israel[13] <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brigitte_Gabriel#cite_note-AL-AHRAMweeklyonlin e-12> before immigrating to the United States in 1989 where she founded e-12> a television production, marketing and advertising agency.[17] <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brigitte_Gabriel#cite_note-AboutMsGabriel-16>

To this:

Using the name Nour Semman, Gabriel was a news anchor for World News, The Arabic language evening news broadcast for Middle East Television and was based in Jerusalem Israel from 1984 till 1989. Broadcast in Israel, Egypt <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egypt> , Syria <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syria> , Jordan <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jordan> and Lebanon <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lebanon> , through her work, Gabriel covered the Israeli withdrawal from central Lebanon, the Israeli Security Zone in southern Lebanon, and the Palestinian uprising in the West Bank <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Bank> and Gaza <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaza> . The TV station was based in Nicosia Cyprus. Gabriel immigrated to the United States in 1989 where she founded a television production, marketing and advertising agency. —Preceding unsigned comment added by CatherineMartin7 (talkcontribs) 19:05, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

  • - thoughts - any thoughts or comments on these edit requests? Off2riorob (talk) 08:32, 11 May 2011 (UTC)
It appears from the above comments that Ms. Gabriel's aide has recently edited using two accounts, the second one [1] initiated after I issued a level 3 warning (under a different IP) to CatherineMartin7 [2]. Given the provocative nature of Ms. Gabriel's rhetoric and the aggressive attempts to erase large tracts of sourced content by someone openly confessing a conflict of interest, it would be wise to assess these requests with healthy skepticism. 99.184.134.27 (talk) 12:02, 11 May 2011 (UTC)
The Hezbollah anecdote was previously discussed above, under 'content errors', and it appears that the source's credibility was reviewed at that point. 99.184.134.27 (talk) 12:10, 11 May 2011 (UTC)
Thanks - perhaps we can review this discussion,'content errors'... anew. I will look a bit later as I have a few things prior to this, regards. I don't really have interest in the editor/whois/previous etc - I want to focus on the content. There are claims of wp:undue and falsehoods in the content so its good to look at them. Off2riorob (talk) 13:44, 11 May 2011 (UTC)
Your focus with respect to content is appreciated, and if there are factual or neutrality issues they ought to be scrutinized. That said, sockpuppet concerns are valid, and often indicate conflict of interest, if not disruptive, agendas. Thanks for your efforts, 99.184.134.27 (talk) 15:56, 11 May 2011 (UTC)


Article by Bob Smietana of the Tennessean the other day gives Gabriel's real name as Hanah Kahwagi Tudor; it is actually Hanan Kahwagi Tudor. Should be added and cited. - Ylanne — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ylanne (talkcontribs) 04:58, 13 July 2011 (UTC)

Dr. Franklin Lamb's name being associated to the cite on Al-Ahram has VERY SERIOUS problems concerning it's attribution to Dr. Lamb given that the article is clearly copyrighted by Al-Ahram Weekly. All rights reserved, while asserting that; "* The writer is director of Americans Concerned for Middle East Peace, Washington, DC-Beirut, and is senior fellow at the Institute for Middle East Policy Dialogue. A version of this article was first published on PalestineChronicle.com." PalestineChronicle.com search function reports "We did not find results for: Lost from Lebanon" and for "Franklin Lamb" it yields 83 articles ONE of which is titled "From Lebanon with Hate" http://palestinechronicle.com/view_article_details.php?id=13510 which appears to be THE ACTUAL SOURCE of the "plagiarized" copy used in the GROSSLY BIASED REWRITE "VERSION" presented by the Al-Ahram Weekly who has also claimed a fraudulent copyright in it. Obviously ANY attribution should be made to the ORIGINAL article not only because the source document CAN be verified, and under Wikipedia rules "Content that violates any copyrights will be deleted" and as a result of this PROOF ANY copy cited as Al-Ahram Weekly should be considered as an UNRELIABLE SOURCE regardless of any 'opinion' that it is a 'pretty credible site'. Changed cite. Zparqi (talk) 05:51, 11 August 2011 (UTC)

I removed the text that asserts that Brigitte Gabriel previously claimed that it was Hezbollah who terrorized her family from 1975 to 1982. Please allow the edit to remain. Gabriel never made such a claim. Yes, the material is sourced (by a newspaper that is openly anti-semitic), but that does not necessarily guarantee its accuracy. The person who wrote the article was trying to discredit her. To each his own oppinion, but the statement alleging Gabriel's "error" is blatantly not true. --96.60.171.236 (talk) 05:39, 10 October 2011 (UTC)

What you are doing is original research, you can't do that on Wikipedia. A legitimate source is used and you have to discuss first before you remove! Not the other way around.George Al-Shami (talk) 18:42, 10 October 2011 (UTC)

Why do you insist on keeping text that is inaccurate? As I have previously stated, Brigitte Gabriel never once claimed that Hezbollah was the organization that terrorized her family from 1975 to 1982. The author of the Al-Ahram Weekly article made a mistake. From the very beginning Gabriel has always described Hezbollah as being formed in 1982, and unless you can find one speech that she delivered that said otherwise, allow my edit to stand. --96.60.171.236 (talk) 22:37, 10 October 2011 (UTC)

Well, you might want to become acquainted with Wikipedia:Verifiability, which is a policy ...and compare that with: Wikipedia:Verifiability, not truth. Cheers, Huldra (talk) 17:26, 13 October 2011 (UTC)

96.60.171.236 how do you know Dr. Frank Lamb made a mistake? How can we verify that he made a mistake? You seem to argue a lot about the personal details of BG to the point, where I suspect you are BG herself. Whether you are or you aren't it doesn't matter, you are not above the rules of Wikipedia. A number of editors have reverted your edit, because it does not follow wiki guidelines. It is not up to you to say whether something is true or not unless you have a reliable source that disproves Dr. Frank Lamb. You have been warned about this, if you continue, then this will be taken to the noticeboard.George Al-Shami (talk) 23:11, 16 October 2011 (UTC)

In answer to your "suspicions," no, I am not Brigitte Gabriel, nor have I ever met her in person. It is your choice whether or not to believe me, or to continue on with the ridiculous assumption that every time a person attempts to remove a bit of false criticism from a Wikipedia page, it must be the act of the subject him/herself. As seen above in this section, I am not the only editor who believes that this particular material should be deleted. I have twice explained my reasons for doing so.

In addition, the source is strongly anti-Semitic in nature. The author slams Gabriel right and left, repeatedly insulting her in ways that go beyond criticism and border on a personal attack. He accuses her of making a false claim, yet he never quotes her or gives a source. The article is not entirely accurate on a few other points. He argues that she was never in Lebanon after the creation of Hezbollah, though according to Gabriel's account and this Wikipedia page, she was.

If anything, do not state his assertion as pure fact. Dr. Lamb has not provided evidence for his accusation, so in order to make the statement a little more balanced, why not alter it to something more along the lines of "She has been accused of previously claiming..."? --96.60.171.236 (talk) 03:09, 29 October 2011 (UTC)

Dr. Frank Lamb is anti-semitic? And this is according to who? Oh...this is according to you. Ok according to your POV. Ok, well if you ever plan on making good faith edits to this article, please check Wikipedia:Verifiability. Sincerely, George Al-Shami (talk) 02:04, 30 October 2011 (UTC)

The newspaper under which the article was published has featured a number of highly offensive anti-Semitic cartoons and made claims that Jews "make Matza from the blood of non-Jewish children." Considering that the subject of this Wikipedia page, who is being verbally attacked in this newspaper, is a strong supporter of Israel, don't you think the accuracy of the claims should be called into question? If it is going to be unbiased, state that Dr. Lamb has accused her of error but stay neutral on whether or not this is true. --96.60.171.236 (talk) 20:34, 30 October 2011 (UTC)

I am going to rephrase the statement. Reasons have been explained. --96.60.171.236 (talk) 03:57, 11 November 2011 (UTC)

Deranged[edit]

I added that she was called "deranged" by Hussein Ibish.

http://www.ibishblog.com/blog/hibish/2009/10/01/brigitte_gabriel_vicious_and_probably_deranged_islamophobe Boobymonster (talk) 18:32, 12 February 2012 (UTC)

To who keeps removing, these sources come from credible sources. Boobymonster (talk) 03:38, 13 February 2012 (UTC)
Blogs like this do not meet WP:RS. The rules for biographies of living people are very strict see WP:BLP. Unless this is reported by a major publication it can't be included. --Daniel 04:05, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

<personal attack redacted> IraqiLion (talk) 10:53, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

Then as an editor with a history in this topic (and zero sympathy for Gabriel), let me add that blogs are not considered reliable sources since they are self-published and without editorial oversight. Also, this characterization of Gabriel as "deranged" is a colorful insult, not a useful criticism; it does not belong in a biographical article on Wikipedia. / edg 11:48, 17 February 2012 (UTC)
Let me add that I agree with practically everything Hussein Ibish says in that blog post. We still cannot used it. Gabriel is an increasing visible figure—there should be reliable assessments. / edg 12:47, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

Antisemitic[edit]

Added that Brigitte Gabriel is antisemitic based on this video created by Omar Baddar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NrNXgd-_oY Boobymonster (talk) 18:41, 12 February 2012 (UTC)

This edit pulls an out-of-context judgement based on a likely misinterpretation of a Gabriel speech (from 1:10 into the YouTube video):

Here is Brigitte on the alleged "genetic defect" of most Jews:

"Anti-Semites and Anti-Israelis have tapped into that part of the DNA of most Jews that paralyzes them from being confrontational when attacked."

—May 6, 2005, "Environments of Hate", frontpagemag.com
It's a bit of a stretch to interpret this statement by Gabriel as "anti-semitic". I was ready to say Omar Baddar looked like a credible individual, but delusive attacks like the one above demonstrate why Wikipedia policy requires editorial oversight in matters like this.
Also, let me say that 7-minute YouTube videos of text essays are horrible, but if these must be cited, please include the time where the relevant statment is made. The {{Cite video}} template, which contains parameters for time and quote, makes this easy. / edg 12:47, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

Text deletion[edit]

A significant portion of this article was deleted on the basis that it is Gabriel's own testimony. However, that is pretty much the only account of her background available. She lived in the bomb shelter with her parents, who are both deceased. The militia fighters who rescued them when they became trapped were killed in the fighting. If the issue is that better sources are needed, add them rather than blanking the whole section. --68.6.227.26 (talk) 00:04, 12 November 2012 (UTC)

I'm sorry, but if her book is the only account of her "early life", that fact only matters in one way to a BLP article. That is, if no one else has written about her "early life" except herself (the topic of the BLP article), then the information is not notable and has no place on Wikipedia BLP. This is the very point of the policy against content that can only be sourced to the topic him/herself (besides its obvious defense against biased sources) - it prevents frivolous information on the page. If this information is notable, it will be found in other sources supported by something other than the LP's own claims. The page has been restored to its original form. If you can find reliable sources that do not rely solely on the LP's own writings, you should certainly add information you find with the proper citations. BLP content has specific rules, for good reason. ToFeignClef (talk) 01:11, 14 November 2012 (UTC)
Other sources aside from the book can be found, and they can replace the book citations in the text. --68.6.227.26 (talk) 06:19, 14 November 2012 (UTC)
You have yet to produce anything to back this up. Thus, the deletion is valid. I don't need to remind you why, as it is explained in detail above. ToFeignClef (talk) 01:14, 4 December 2012 (UTC)

Is Al-Ahram Weekly a reliable source?[edit]

It has previously been pointed out that Al-Ahram Weekly has published anti-Semitic cartoons and has made the claim that Jews "make Matzah from the blood of non-Jewish children." It seems to be anti-Israel as well, and Brigitte Gabriel is a strong supporter of Israel.

In any case, I don't see the need to go into detail about the different ways the source attempts to discredit Gabriel's personal account. The claim about Gabriel supposedly telling audiences incorrect information about Hezbollah is one of many attacks the author of the Al-Ahram Weekly article makes. --68.6.227.26 (talk) 22:54, 12 November 2012 (UTC)

There is no consensus on removing the passages that you decided to remove by yourself. The previous claims have never been substantiated. Al-Ahram is an independent reliable source which helps keep this article npov.George Al-Shami (talk) 01:06, 13 November 2012 (UTC)
The Al-Ahram article about the "blood matzah" was published on October 28, 2000 and was written by Adel Hamuda. It is titled "Jewish Matzo Made from Arab Blood". It said, in part, that "The bestial drive to knead Passover matzahs with the blood of non-Jews is [confirmed] in the records of the Palestinian police where there are many recorded cases of the bodies of Arab children who had disappeared being found, torn to pieces without a single drop of blood. The most reasonable explanation is that the blood was taken to be kneaded into the dough of extremist Jews to be used in matzahs to be devoured during Passover." See Blood Libel by Judith Apter Klinghoffer, History News Network
As for the anti-Semitic cartoons, here are a few examples: [3], [4], [5], [6], [7], [8], [9], and [10]. --68.6.227.26 (talk) 03:10, 13 November 2012 (UTC)
I saw you source (history news network), however I went to the Al Ahram website (http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/) and I tried many search queries in their search engine about "blood matzah" and I couldn't find the article in question. How do we know this article was not fabricated? Can you please find the original Al Ahram article?
Concerning the "anti-semitic" cartoons, I checked each and every one of them and to me they look like Anti-Zionist cartoons. The images of the star of david are the representations of the flag of Israel, which represents the state of Israel. These cartoons are political in scope and they don't appear to be religious or suggestive of a hatred towards jews at all. In the first set of cartoons the former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is caricatured; Sharom happened to be the Israeli Prime minister at the time; and the flag of his country prominently displays the star of david. In the second cartoon Benjamin Netanyahu is being caricatured; the cartoon was drawn in 2012, as Netanayhu is the current prime minister of Israel. In the third cartoon an Israeli helmet is shown to depict the Israeli army. The message this cartoon is trying to convey is that the state of Israel continues to make serious military threats against Iran; a 100% political message, nothing to do with a hatred of jews. In the fourth set of cartoons the Star of David, once again represents the State of Israel. The rest of the cartoons are the exact same. You need to look at real anti-semitic cartoons of the third Reich, where Jewish people in genereal were caricatured as greedy individuals with large hooked noses. The "anti-semitic" accusation does not hold any water here at all.George Al-Shami (talk) 04:55, 13 November 2012 (UTC)
The first image is of a man covered in Magen Davids with a swastika on his shoulder holding a scythe. Another is of a Grim Reaper with the star of David over his face. Another is of a snake covered in star of David symbols. Every image contains the star of David, the symbol of Jews and Judaism, and portrays the Jew/Israeli as either evil, a murderer, or "controlling" the US, international community, etc. Most have no distinction between Jews and Israel. Several have the stereotypical hooked nose.
In regards to the Al-Ahram article about "blood matzah" I am uncertain that it is still available on the website. However, it has been discussed in numerous other reliable newspapers, including the Los Angelos Times (see [11]), Haaretz (see [12]), and the BBC (see [13]). The BBC article reports that "The editor-in-chief of Egypt's leading daily, Al-Ahram, has received a French court summons for alleged incitement to racial hatred." In addition, the "blood matzah" article is mentioned in other places on Wikipedia, such as Antisemitism in the Arab world and Mustafa Tlass. I highly doubt that it is all fabrication.
Anyway, I did not edit this article for these reasons, but because I don't see the need to go into detail about the accusations Al-Ahram makes against Gabriel. The allegation that she was wrong about Hezbollah is just one of numerous attacks made against her, and the author does not support his statement by quoting Gabriel or specifying when exactly she was supposed to have said it. --68.6.227.26 (talk) 05:52, 13 November 2012 (UTC)
My friend, you are deliberately ignoring the telltale signs of the cartoons that point to political commentary. Take a look at the snake cartoon again, look at the background! The snake is superimposed on the flag of Israel and the Stars of David are colored blue, the cartoon is clearly referencing or alluding to the State of Israel and not international Jewry.
The passage that you are alluding to was already edited to suit a pro-Grabriel pov last year. I don't know if I'm having a discussion with the same editor from last year (I have a hunch, it is), nonetheless, the Al-Ahram article is written by a respected university professor. Moreover if you read the article thoroughly you will see that many groups including Jewish groups, have taken issue with some of the controversial comments she has made during her speeches; this is sourced in the article. I do see a need to keep Dr. Lamb's criticism as it is independent and credible. Moreover if you check other Wiki articles, you will see that they take the similar approach. I invite you to check the Norman Finkelstein article; there is a controversies and criticism section.George Al-Shami (talk) 22:11, 13 November 2012 (UTC)
Please address the reason I edited this article. I do have doubts about the reliability of Al-Ahram, but I did not remove it from the article. I just condensed it because I did not see the need to go into the specifics on how the sources attempted to discredit Gabriel. Two newspaper articles are given, but they clearly contradict each other.
And no, I don't believe I have discussed editing with you on the Talk page of any article on Wikipedia before now. --68.6.227.26 (talk) 23:32, 13 November 2012 (UTC)
Eh did I not say in my last response " I do see a need to keep Dr. Lamb's criticism as it is independent and credible"; how does that not address the topic in question. Look, your argument would not be accepted on other wikipedia articles. It is obvious that you want the article to censure the criticism the subject has received. I gave you a good example earlier (NF article) as a basis for my position. The finkelstein article receives a high number of edits. I'll provide you with another example, Rashid Khalidi, check out the criticism section and you will see that they have elaborated on the criticism.George Al-Shami (talk) 06:59, 14 November 2012 (UTC)
I don't want to censure criticism. I just don't think it is necessary to list ways the two sources have tried to disprove Gabriel's personal account in the section on her background. Personally, I think the text would be better in the section on controversy. --68.6.227.26 (talk) 07:17, 14 November 2012 (UTC)

This article as it stands in late November 2012 is terribly biased[edit]

Almost every section of this article uses language that critiques, slurs, or denigrates Ms. Gabriel. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.177.196.183 (talk) 21:18, 25 November 2012 (UTC)

Not True!George Al-Shami (talk) 03:03, 26 November 2012 (UTC)
Yes True, Al-Shami. User:Kca-colonel — Preceding unsigned comment added by 65.44.114.190 (talk) 00:57, 11 August 2013 (UTC)

Nothing exceptional to add to the political-social dialogue[edit]

She really has nothing to more to add to the overall conversation than any other person out there. The key to her success has been the timing of her entry into politics( during crisis in the middle east, her birthplace (though distant from her now) and her looks ( a middle eastern profile. These three factors were what Americans were looking for at the time of her entry into the media circus of post-911. Does she have any real different perspective on things, no. As is stated in the opening of the wikipedia article on her, she merely is the voice of everyday people. This fact should be more prominent throughout the article.101.51.237.131 (talk) 01:26, 12 December 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:No original research -- ToFeignClef (talk) 21:00, 12 December 2012 (UTC)

Those who hear her can decide if she contributes new information/insights/experiences. This WP article was useful to me. (After re-reading this section, I see your point(s). Feel free to edit the article with your wisdom.) — Charles Edwin Shipp (talk) 14:07, 11 February 2013 (UTC)


Debbie Schlussel podcast[edit]

http://podcaster.fm/podcasts/viewEpisode.aspx?podcastitemid=2672151&title=Debbie+Schlussel+about+Hanan+Tudor+aka+Brigitte+Gabriel+of+Act+For+America

I'm not fan of Debbie Schlussel but there are alot of interesting notes she mentions about the historic inaccuracies of about the bomb shelter account and how Brigitte Gabriel is profiting nicely after 9/11 when prior her family were struggling from her husband Charles Tudor failing busniess. Its 40 mins long but I recommend it be listened to. To avoid an editing war since I'm not sure where podcasts stand under references rules according Wiki . I decided not to add it to the article. --♥Yasmina♥ (talk) 02:27, 23 June 2013 (UTC)

SPLC as judge and jury[edit]

We've been discussing this in the BLP noticeboard in relation to another article where the same edit was made. Please take a look and let's talk. Jason from nyc (talk) 01:41, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

HELLO I ADMIRE THIS WOMAN SO VERY MUCH AS ITS NOT THE CHURCH YOU GO TO OR THE COUNTRY YOU ARE FROM BUT IT IS THE HATE IN YOU THAT STOPS ALL HUMANS FROM MOVING FORWARD TO A PEACEFULL WORLD SO TO YOU ALL IF YOU HAVE HATE IN YOUR SOUL YES YOU ARE A RADICAL THAT DOES NOT WANT TO LIVE IN PEACE WITH YOUR FELLOW HUMAN BEING — Preceding unsigned comment added by 50.67.246.38 (talk) 03:06, 26 June 2014 (UTC)