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Pamela Geller, WND column:
Muslims, leftists plot against free speech

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MuslimsLeftistsMy Monday column is up at WND. Read it: it reveals how leftists and Islamic supremacists conspire to shut down anyone who dares to oppose them.

DEFENDING THE WEST

Muslims, leftists plot against free speech

Exclusive: Pamela Geller reveals scheme to ban her from speaking engagement

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I am set to speak at the Great Neck Synagogue in Great Neck,
N.Y., on April 14. But last week, investigative journalist Tom Trento
uncovered emails that reveal a coordinated leftist/Muslim campaign to intimidate synagogue officials into canceling my talk.

Within an hour after learning that I was set to speak, Habeeb U.
Ahmed of the Islamic Center of Long Island and Commissioner of the
Nassau County Human Rights Commission, wrote to a group of area leftist
leaders: “Dear Friends, We need to stop her from coming to Great Neck. …
Do we do a petition on the stationary of council of churches, The
Interfaith Alliance and The Holocaust Center?? Her views are well known.
She is the personification of an Islamophobe!!!”

The subsequent email exchange shows how the leftist/Muslim machine
operates against freedom fighters. The leftist and Muslim anti-free
speech thugs deploy their forces carefully, mirroring Sun Tzu and
Muhammad in exploiting the arts of war. They opted, instead of going
with a public petition, to go right to the top, target the leadership
and apply enormous pressure at the most senior level.

In this case, they set their sights not only on the Great Neck
Synagogue, but even on the Chief Rabbi of New York. In the email
exchange, Claire Deroche, social justice coordinator of The Unitarian
Universalist Congregation of Shelter Rock in Manhasset, N.Y., wrote to
the group: “The group I was speaking with last night who gave me this
information suggested contacting other rabbis in the area who would then
contact the Great Neck Synagogue. They also talked about contacting the
chief rabbi of the big synagogue in Manhattan and asking him to contact
Great Neck Synagogue.”

Their attempt to get Jews to come out against me was understandable –
it’s a strategy that has succeeded well in the past. Part of their
strategy is to divide and conquer. They have been wildly successful in
splitting American Jews and weakening the forces opposing the jihad
against the Jews. You never see Muslims protesting Islamic supremacists
such as Imam Faisal Rauf or Reza Aslan. But there are always plenty of
Jews protesting against defenders of Israel. I have never seen Muslims
at pro-Israel rallies. I have seen plenty of Jews at anti-Israel
rallies.

Their email campaign shows how this is done – how they use devious
tactics to destroy people who speak out against the jihad and Islamic
supremacism, mobilize lynch mobs of leftist activists and bully those
who support freedom fighters until they cave.

In the Jewish Press,
Ahmed later claimed that “Geller goes after Shariah law, and it is like
asking an anti-Semite to come into a mosque.” Even worse, he said:
“Free speech is not absolute, and Geller’s speech is like yelling fire
in a crowded theater – that is not protected.”

What I do is not comparable to yelling fire in a theater – that is
the practice of claiming that there is a problem when there is not
one. What I am doing is yelling fire when there is a fire. Ahmed is
trying to convince people that there is no threat from jihadists and
Islamic supremacists, which is like telling people in a burning theater
that there is no fire, and they should stay in their seats and watch the
show.

Habeeb Ahmed is reportedly the uncle of Farhat “Daisy” Khan, the wife
of the Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf, the unscrupulous Islamic supremacist grifter
behind the failed attempt (which we successfully blocked) to plant a
16-story victory mosque at Ground Zero. He is also a political
appointee, using his political position to harass a rabbi. What would
happen to a political appointee who targeted an imam in this way? And
who appointed this Islamic supremacist thug to the Nassau County Human
Rights Commission?

The fact that Farhat and Habeeb are blood relatives shows that the
Islamic supremacists are a small but powerful group that makes up in
influence what it lacks in real numbers. They act as if they think
they’re Don Corleone, maneuvering behind the scenes, pulling the puppet
strings of politicians. When the rock on their scheming over the Great
Neck synagogue was lifted, we really saw how this machine operates –
like the rackets, like the mafia.

Here’s how: Notice that they decided not to make a public call to
cancel my talk. They didn’t go public because they knew that if they
did, we would win. Hundreds, perhaps thousands of people would call,
write email, counter protest – speaking up and speaking out. And even if
the goons and thugs had succeeded in getting the talk canceled, we
would have won in the court of public opinion, just as we did when the
Jewish Federation of Los Angeles canceled my talk there last summer.

And so instead of going public, this leftist/Islamic supremacist
cabal worked in the shadows. Habeeb and his accomplices ordered their
minions to make calls and intimidate the synagogue leaders – all on the
QT, with nothing public – just some strong-arm calling. They wanted to
make the cancellation of my talk happen before anybody knew what hit
them.

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