Pamela Geller, president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, put on the Muhammad Art Exhibit. She referred to it as a “free speech event” on Twitter. One tweet from her after the apparent attack read “this is a war.” [WFAA]
THERE ARE many questions swirling around the Garland, Texas shooting in its aftermath. You cannot, however, discuss this event without dissecting the person behind it, Pamela Geller. Ms. Geller has been on my radar for almost ten years, with her “Jihad Watch Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest” her latest stunt.
…Geller knew what she was getting into and would not be ignored.
“I expected that people would come to realize how severely the freedom of speech is threatened today, and how much it needs to be defended,” she told The Post. “We were prepared for violence.” Indeed, her group’s Web site said “we know the risks” and that the “exhibit has to be staged.”
“If we don’t show the jihadists that they will not frighten us into silence,” the site said, “the jihad against freedom will only grow more virulent.”
Many of you might remember my post on Ms. Geller’s book, “The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America,” as well as her Islamophobic campaign against the Ground Zero mosque.
“The thing [Geller] hates most is being ignored.” – CAIR spokesperson on Geller’s “Jihad Watch Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest”
Long-time readers will no doubt remember my back and forth with then-Ambassador John Bolton‘s office back and Richard Grennell back in 2006. It was accompanied by an outlandish Super Woman graphic that mimicked one of Geller’s over his
fetish attraction to Ms. Geller and her extreme Middle East positions.
You simply cannot accept a “free speech” event hosted by Pamela Geller with any seriousness, given her history of outlandish statements against the entire believing Muslim world community, but also because she’s been cited by fanatical extremists who were bent on murdering innocent people. From a post I did in 2011:
[…] Mr. Breivik frequently cited another blog, Atlas Shrugs, and recommended the Gates of Vienna among Web sites. Pamela Geller, an outspoken critic of Islam who runs Atlas Shrugs, wrote on her blog Sunday that any assertion that she or other antijihad writers bore any responsibility for Mr. Breivik’s actions was “ridiculous.” [Norway Domestic Terrorist Reportedly Influenced by Pamela Geller…]
What Pamela Geller’s event drew to it in Garland, Texas was two ignorant saps who obviously were wanna be jihadists who couldn’t plan an attack to save themselves and gave their lives proving it.
Sunday’s controversial event at the Curtis Culwell Center was wrapping up shortly before 7 p.m. when the two gunmen pulled up in a car and shot an unarmed Garland ISD security officer.
Seconds later, Garland police returned fire and killed the two gunmen before anyone else was hurt.
The security officer, Bruce Joiner, was treated at a hospital for an ankle wound and released.
Pamela Geller has one purpose and that is to incite violence through whatever event she can concoct that is nothing but a front for hate-mongering bigotry that no one should promote, publicize or offer a platform.