Journalism is dead in the corrupt and useless mainstream media.
The Washington Post did a piece on CAIR's attack on free speech and truth. AP reporter Erik Schelzig contacted me for comment on CAIR's lies and slander. Here is what I wrote to Schelzig. Not one word of my statement made it into the WaPo report, and nowhere is CAIR identified an unindicted co-conspirator, Hamas-linked Muslim Brotherhood proxy.
This is a deliberate campaign to smear me and the tea parties with one stone. Here is the email exchange between me and the AP reporter.
I'm a reporter with The
Associated Press doing a story on CAIR's
demands that Panel Geller be dropped
from this weekend's Tennessee Tea
Party Convention in Gatlinburg. They say
SIOA is a hate group and
should not be represented. Any
To: Schelzig, Erik
May 20 18:44:08 2010
Subject: It's Pamela Geller
Erik, SIOA is one of America’s foremost
organizations defending human rights, religious liberty, and the freedom
speech against Islamic supremacist intimidation and attempts to bring
of Sharia to the United States.
CAIR is an unindicted
co-conspirator (Holy Land trial), Hamas linked front for the Muslim
in the United States.Yours in liberty,
Pamela GellerFrom: "Schelzig, Erik" <email@example.com>Date: Fri, 21 May 2010 13:08:50 -0400To: <Writeatlas@aol.com>Subject: Re: It's Pamela GellerThanks for contacting me.
Was hoping to
get a comment from you on CAIR's allegation that yours is a "hate
assume you reject this, but wanted to get direct response.
From: firstname.lastname@example.orgDate: Fri, 21 May 2010 17:52:26 +0000To: Schelzig, Erik<email@example.com>Subject: Re: It's Pamela Geller
Ah, I thought I did.
CAIR characterizes the defense of free
speech, the freedom of conscience, and equality of rights for women —
which are denied by islamic law — as "hate." I don't.
Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
Here's the article:
Tenn. tea party won't drop speaker for Islam views Washington Post
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tea party organizers will not drop a speaker from a
Tennessee convention this weekend despite calls from a national Muslim rights
group that considers her anti-Islamic.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations had urged that Pamela Geller be cut
from the Tennessee Tea Party Convention in Gatlinburg over her views on Muslims.
Washington-based CAIR said in a release Thursday that it objects to Pamela
Geller's presentation titled "The Threat of Islam."
Convention organizer Anthony Shreeve said in an e-mail Friday that Geller
will speak despite those concerns.
"We will not follow any request from CAIR," Shreeve said. "We also believe in
the right to freedom of speech as given to us by our U.S. Constitution."
Geller heads a group called Stop Islamization of America.
"CAIR is trying to get good, decent Americans in the Tennessee Tea Party to
crush free speech by dropping me," Geller wrote on her blog.
The Gatlinburg meeting has been organized by a coalition of more than 30 tea
party groups around the state that chafed at the goals and price tag of a
national tea party convention held in Nashville in February.
The registration fee for the Gatlinburg event is $30, while the Nashville
event that featured a speech by former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin
Grass roots activists have criticized Nashville event organizer Judson
Phillips' leadership of the Tea Party Nation for being too closely tied with the
Republican Party and for designating the group a for-profit
Phillips' group has scheduled a "National Tea Party Unity Convention" in Las
Vegas in July.
The Gatlinburg meeting features a keynote speech from U.S. Rep. Steve
King, R-Iowa, and a debate among Tennessee gubernatorial candidates.
Nothing on CAIR's background. Here are some fast CAIR facts:
Several officials convicted of terror offenses — notably Ghassan Elashi,
founder of CAIR's texas chapter, who was involved in the Holy Land Foundation
Hamas funding case, and Randall Ismail Royer, CAIR's former national
communications director, who was one of the Virginia paintball jihadists
training to fight in Afghanistan against us forces. There have been
CAIR officials have repeatedly and consistently refused to
condemn Hamas and Hizballah as terrorist groups.
CAIR has opposed
virtually every antiterror measure introduced since 911. It was involved in the
flying imams case when the imams attempted to sue the passengers who reported
them — an attempt which, if successful, would have intimidated people and made
them afraid to report suspicious behavior by Muslims for fear of getting
CAIR's cofounder and director Nihad Awad has declared his support
for Hamas. Before CAIR he and the other cofounder, Omar Ahmad, were with the
Islamic Association for Palestine, which has since been closed down as a Hamas
front. CAIR was named an unindicted coconspirator in the Holy Land Foundation
jihad charity case, which involved funding for Hamas.
Omar Ahmad and CAIR
spokesman Ibrahim Hooper have both made Islamic supremacist statements about how
they want to see the US ruled by Islamic law, which denies free speech, the
freedom of conscience, and equality of rights for women and non-Muslims.
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