Leftists claim Heritage Foundation’s Benghazi panel descended into an “Islamophobic freak show”

As you will see in the video below, everyone on the panel was very courteous to the bagheaded interloper.


According to left wing rag, Salon, the panel on the Benghazi attack’s lingering “unanswered questions”devolved into a bigoted freak show.

When one considers the panelists involved, it’s unlikely the so-called discussion was ever going to go too well. Alongside professional bigot Frank Gaffney, Heritage also invited ACT! for America’s Brigitte Gabriel (known for repeatedly describing Muslims as “barbarians“) and Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi’s Clare Lopez (who previously described the Obama administration as having “switched sides” in the war on terror). Leading the conversation was Chris Plante, conservative talk radio host.

According to the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank, while the panel rather quickly and predictably transitioned from vague expressions of concern about a Benghazi conspiracy to a more free-floating animus toward Islam and Muslims, things didn’t get really ugly until one audience member, an American University law student named Saba Ahmed, decided to push back against the panelists’ many ignorant and harmful assertions. (Ahmed appears to be some kind of false flag operator who is out to make conservatives look hostile toward Muslims)

Saba Ahmed as she appeared at the Heritage Foundation
Saba Ahmed as she appeared at the Heritage Foundation

“We portray Islam and all Muslims as bad, but there’s 1.8 billion followers of Islam,” Ahmed reportedly told the panel. “We have 8 million-plus Muslim Americans in this country, and I don’t see them represented here.” (Please note: this Muslima uses the CAIR false allegation that there are more than 8 million Muslims in the U.S. While it certainly feels that way from all their incessant whining, there actually are under 3 million. About 2.999 million too many)

Gabriel was the first to attack, responding that “180 million to 300 million” Muslims are “dedicated to the destruction of Western civilization” and that the “peaceful majority” of the world’s Muslims “were irrelevant” on Sept. 11, 2001. Besides, Muslims are like Nazis, Gabriel argued: “Most Germans were peaceful,” she said, “yet the Nazis drove the agenda, and as a result, 60 million died.”

Gabriel then questioned Ahmed’s citizenship before telling her that political correctness of the kind she spouts should be kept “in the garbage” where it belongs. Ahmed was then asked, “Where are the others speaking out?” 

As the evening progressed, Plante implied Ambassador Chris Stevens’ real cause of death was being hidden, Gabriel suggested Stevens was secretly working on a weapons swap between Libya and Syria, and Lopez joked about how journalists covering the attack are secretly friends with Islamist terrorists, with whom they were “sipping frappes … in juice bars.” One audience member even suggested that Gen. Carter Ham, then-commander of U.S. Africa Command, had been “placed under house arrest” so as to allow the attack to occur. (I don’t know about that but he was removed from his post by Obama immediately after he told the White House he was sending in troops to try and rescue the Americans in Benghazi. He was also forced to resign from the Army shortly after)

Below, you can see troublemaker, Saba Ahmed, who ran for Congress as a Democrat in 2011, speaking at an ‘Occupy Portland’ left wing rally in 2012, where she spoke out against the war in Afghanistan. 

The Daily Banter  According to Ahmed, she switched parties the day after her unsuccessful run for Congress concluded, and is now a Republican, or so she claims. Ahmed serves as a co-chair on the Interfaith Council of Portland and is a member of the Islamic Society of Greater Portland. She lobbies against the war in Afghanistan and serves on various Afghanistan policy workgroups. She is an advocate for Islamic culture and sensitivity training for American troops.