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American Conservative Tries To Smear Muslim Student After Berating Her At Benghazi Panel (VIDEO)

20/06/2014 16:11 BST | Updated 20/06/2014 16:59 BST

Earlier this week, the HuffPost UK wrote about the taunting of an American Muslim student who had the temerity to ask a question at a conservative panel discussion about Benghazi.

The tormentor in chief was Brigitte Gabriel, president of ACT for America, who offered a useful primer into the American conservative mindset by berating young student Saba Ahmed who suggested her faith wasn’t being accurately represented.

“We portray Islam and all Muslims as bad, but there are 1.8 billion followers of Islam,” said Ahmed. “We have 8 million-plus Muslim Americans in this country and I don't see them represented here.”

Gabriel responded: “When you look throughout history, most Germans were peaceful, yet the Nazis drove the agenda and, as a result, 60 million died,” she said. “Almost 14 million in concentration camps. The peaceful majority were irrelevant." Gabriel's rant drew a standing ovation from the crowd.”

The outburst caused an outcry, with Gabriel lambasted for her remarks in the press and on social media. However, the right-wing author has now gone on the attack, attempting to smear the student, citing “additional information” she’s found out about Ahmed in a fundraising email sent on Thursday.

According to Right Wing Watch, Gabriel not only suggests the student is active in politics (she was at a panel discussion in Washington, after all), she also tries to "link Ahmed to an attempted terror plot in Portland (Ahmed was a family friend of the suspect, and has not in any way been implicated in it)." It turns out that the student was once also arrested for a completely unrelated incident.

Gabriel signs off the email by reiterating, "It is time we take political correctness and throw it in the garbage." She then asked for her supporters to send more cash.

(H/T Right Wing Watch)

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