Our Founder

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Lady Brigitte Gabriel started ACT for America in an effort to protect the citizens of the United States from the horrors she experienced as a young girl in her native Lebanon. When Ms. Gabriel was 10 years old militant radical Islamists launched rockets into her family’s home in their Christian town in southern Lebanon destroying her home and seriously injuring her as they raged war against the “infidels.” Her family was forced to seek refuge in an underground 8 x 10- foot bomb shelter where they lived for the next seven years. Often surviving on mere weeds, they had to crawl through a ditch to get water from a nearby spring while avoiding Islamic snipers.

After several perilous years, Ms. Gabriel moved to Israel before subsequently becoming a proud citizen of the greatest nation on earth; the United States of America. Today, she is the one of the leading terrorism experts in the world, providing information and analysis on the rise of global Islamic terrorism. She lectures nationally and internationally about terrorism and current affairs.

She has addressed the United Nations, the Australian Prime Minister, members of The British Parliament/House of Commons, Members of the United States Congress, top-ranked Pentagon officials, The Joint Forces Staff College, The US Special Operations Command, The US Asymmetric Warfare group, the FBI, and many others. The top General for the Israel Defense Forces nicknamed Brigitte “The Iron Women”. In addition, she is a regular guest analyst on Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, and various radio stations daily across America. She serves on the board of advisors of the Intelligence Summit.

In addition to serving as the Founder and Chairman of ACT for America, she is a celebrated author of two New York Times Best Sellers, BECAUSE THEY HATE: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America. And THEY MUST BE STOPPED: Why we must defeat radical Islam and how we can do it.

Ms. Gabriel was knighted in Europe in 2016 for her international work on fighting terrorism and standing up for Western Values. She joins a long list of knights including former Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, Nelson Mandela, Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Henry Kissinger, and others.

Ms. Gabriel is named one of the top 50 most prominent speakers in America. She speaks Arabic, French, English, and Hebrew. In today’s environment, she stands alone as an individual who has experienced terrorism first-hand, now leading U.S. citizens in the national security arena and enabling them to protect themselves, their families, their communities, and the democratic values and traditions of the United States of America.