The blog, love and rage media claims in reference to ACT! for America's leader, Brigitte Gabriel:

The march was organized by ACT for America, one of the largest anti-Muslim groups in the US, whose leader says that “all Muslims are radical Muslims”. Many marches ended up being small rallies characterized by an overwhelming presence of counterdemonstrators. Syracuse was no exception, with numbers of antifa peaking at nearly triple those who attended ACT for America’s event.

Has Brigitte Gabriel ever claimed that “all Muslims are radical Muslims”?

I google about that and looked into her SPLC profile which doesn't have any info on that quote. Her Wiki page also doesn't comment about that quote.


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It is not an exact quote.

The supposed quote emanates from her two hour interview with Jason Frankel of The Australian Jewish News, summarized in his article The world according to Brigitte Gabriel (6 June 2007):

GABRIEL: That's the problem -- most people are not familiar with the tenets of the Koran.

FRENKEL: Practising Muslims are radical Muslims?

GABRIEL: Every practising Muslim is a radical Muslim... if he upholds the tenets of the Koran, if he goes to the Mosques, because they are being fed nothing other than the Koran.

FRENKEL: Do you agree with that statement: A practising Muslim is a radical Muslim?

GABRIEL: A practising Muslim who upholds the tenets of the Koran -- it's not that simple -- a practising Muslim who goes to mosque every Friday, prays five times a day, and who believes that the Koran is the word of god, and who believes that Mohammed is the perfect man and (four inaudible words) is a radical Muslim.

FRENKEL: Why do you put those qualifiers on at the end?

GABRIEL: They're not qualifiers because this is what a practising Muslim does…

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    Of course, Jewish people who obey all the laws of the Old Testament would likely be considered radical as well considering how many of the religious rules presented there require the death penalty as a punishment for violation. And I suspect you could find quite a few Christians who fit that description as well. Then again, "radical" is more of a buzzword these days than a proper descriptor considering how people seem to use it now.
    – JAB
    Commented Jul 11, 2017 at 23:49
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    @JAB leaving aside theology (which is too complicated for comments), let's look at statistics. Look at % of Muslims who believe that apostates have to be killed according to polling data, or stoning for adultery. The #s are above 50% in many MM countries. Compare that to # of Jews who believe that any of Old Testament death punishments should be done.
    – user5341
    Commented Jul 12, 2017 at 1:55
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    The question is not about what Muslims in general actually are or believe. It's about whether this particular person said what she is claimed to have said, not whether that statement is true or false.
    – jamesqf
    Commented Jul 12, 2017 at 18:02
  • She weaseled out of answering the question in a clear Yes or No manner. She did not claim it as such, she tried to imply it but in a manner which would not get her sued.
    – RedSonja
    Commented Jul 14, 2017 at 11:56
  • @RedSonja Could she be (successful) be sued for saying that in Australia? In the United States she would have the freedom of speech to say that.
    – DavePhD
    Commented Jul 14, 2017 at 12:02

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