Gabriel remindful of McCarthyism

To the Editor:

I want to thank the Morrison County Record for its recent coverage of the speech by Brigitte Gabriel because some of the things she said made me want to learn more about her.

I was surprised to learn that her organization, The American Congress For Truth, is described by The Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization that has been fighting against bigotry and hate for 40 years, as a radical anti-Islamic hate organization.

Gabriel has gone on record as stating that there are sleeper cells of radical Islamists just waiting to spring into action, and that they are infiltrating our government and our schools. Of course, she doesn’t offer any real proof of this.

I am old enough to remember the McCarthyism of the 1950s. Her statements sound strikingly similar. — Bob O’Neill, Little Falls

  • Billy11B

    Well stated – she plays to the fears of on religious group and wonders why the other group mistrusts them. Religion has been at the heart of most of the major wars throughout time –

  • robin hensel

    I concur…..thanks bob and billy for telling it straightup