The “war on terror” theme has receded during the 2008 election battle as the Wall Street economic crisis is raising alarms across the nation, but author Brigitte Gabriel, an expert on terrorism, is warning that for Americans not to pay attention to the threat – and act now – the future will include a price tag no one wants to pay.

“Some [terrorists] are talking that this is the time to strike, while America is down,” she said during an hourlong interview with KSFO’s Barbara Simpson that addresses Gabriel’s new book, “They Must Be Stopped.

She warned that war with radical Islam is inevitable and, “Things have not gotten any better since Sept. 11, 2001.”

“Look across the globe,” Gabriel said. “We see the rise of Islamofascism faster than [any time] in the past 30 years. … We are seeing capitulation to Muslim demands. The Western public is at the tipping point. We’re heading in the wrong direction. We must wake up very soon and start resisting.”

She cited the recent approval in Great Britain for Islamic law to be used to settle some legal issues.

“Who would have thought?” she asked.

Her New York Times best-selling book suggests survival may depend on throwing out those politically correct notions about Islam and taking action.

She explains how:

  • Fundamentalist Islam is a religion rooted in 7th century teachings that are fundamentally opposed to democracy and equality.
  • Radical Islamists are utterly contemptuous of all “infidels” (non-Muslims) and regard them as enemies worthy of death.
  • Madrassas in America are increasing in number, and they are just one part of a growing radical Islamic army on U.S. soil.
  • Radical Islam exploits the U.S. legal system and America’s protection of religion to spread its hatred for western values.
  • America must organize a unified voice that says “enough” to political correctness, and demands that government officials and elected representatives do whatever is necessary to protect us.

Here, also, is your chance to listen to the full interview, where Gabriel can do more than give a soundbite and a bumper sticker slogan:

Brigitte Gabriel’s interview with KSFO’s Barbara Simpson

Gabriel’s book, according to “American Jihad” author Steve Emerson, is “riveting, compelling and spellbinding. This is a must read for the entire American public.”

“A compelling and captivating personal story with a powerful lesson about threats to freedom in our time,” said R. James Woolsey, director of Central Intelligence from 1993-1995.

“There is a threat. We must do something about it. We must stop them,” Gabriel said.

Earlier, in an interview with WND columnist Larry Elder that was documented in two parts, “Because they hate,” and “Because they hate, part 2,” Gabriel said al-Qaida already is inside the U.S., as is Hezbollah.

“We estimate thousands have already been smuggled into America. … Hamas is here. … They have cells in over 40 states. … We also need to reform our immigration and visa programs. We need to monitor who is coming into our country and why. … We need to increase human intelligence. … I want everyone who fits the terrorist profile to be profiled. We have men between the ages of 16 and 40 who have committed terrorist acts around the world in the name of Islam. They are not little old ladies from Ohio with blue hair. They are not children going to Disney World on their Easter vacation,” she said.

Elder asked: “What happens if a Democrat wins the 2008 election?”

“We are doomed. Our enemies want the Democrats to win. This last election, jihadist websites were playing victory songs and declaring the Democrats are our allies in the war against America,” she said.

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