A gruesome wake-up call
Exclusive: Pamela Geller defends rights against 'encroachment of bloody ideology'
This was our worst nightmare. Despite our best efforts to raise
awareness about the jihad threat, the mainstream media and government
denial about its reality has borne terrible fruit: a monstrous Islamic
attack took place on the streets of Boston, targeting mothers and
children, families and freedom-loving people. The bombs were designed
not to blow up buildings but to maim, mutilate and tear through flesh
Now everyone is suddenly all over the jihad threat. Last week, Bill
Maher dared to go off the liberal reservation and note that Islam
incited more violence than Christianity – whereupon his politically
correct guest needled him with “I have a girl for you, Pam [sic] Geller.” But
Maher stood his ground and ultimately said to his guest, “I should
introduce you to Pam Geller” – thus implying that I am right to be concerned about Islamic jihad and Islamic supremacism.
And last week Fox News featured its house liberal, Bob Beckel,
warning about the dangers of jihad terrorism and even saying that Muslim
students should be barred from entering the country (which,
incidentally, is something I have never advocated).
The irony was thick. In 2010 I had a sharp exchange with Beckel
on Fox when he decried my work sounding the alarm about jihad terror
and Islamic supremacism in the U.S. The Boston jihad bombings have been a
gruesome, horrible wake-up call, revealing how the American people have
been betrayed by the Obama administration, the media and the Homeland
Security apparatus which, instead of dealing realistically with jihad
terror, have been fixated upon nonexistent “right-wing terrorists” –
The issue here is larger than me or my work. For years now, leftist
enablers of jihad and Islamic supremacism have labeled their opponents
“hateful,” “extreme” and “right wing” – as if defense of the freedom of
speech and the equality of rights for all people before the law were
The defenders of freedom have put up with an appalling level of
defamation to educate and warn the American people about the gravest
national security threat this great country faces.
Our work is dedicated to human rights – the freedom of speech, the
freedom of conscience and individual rights. It is a noble cause, a
righteous cause. But the defamation of those who work for this cause is a
key weapon of leftists and Islamic supremacists. Just recently leftist
and Islamic supremacists mounted a smear campaign to intimidate a
synagogue in Great Neck, Long Island into dropping my speaking
appearance there. Fortunately, two other rabbis with spine stood up to
them and had me speak at their synagogues instead. But the pattern was
clear: the cancellation by the Great Neck Synagogue sent the message
that if leftists and Muslims defame those they hate loudly enough and
for a long enough time, they will succeed in getting them silenced.
Key weapons in the arsenal of these foes of free speech are the
increasingly defamatory Anti-Defamation League and the notorious
communist hate organization, the Southern Poverty Law Center, or SPLC.
Both tar with the label “hate group” any organization that differs from
their political agenda. Not coincidentally, a follower of the SPLC
recently attempted to assassinate Family Research Council, or FRC, head
Tony Perkins and other FRC officials because the SPLC had smeared the
FRC as a “hate group.” This shows that the real hatred and incitement to
violence come from the left – from the very groups that smear
counter-jihadists as “hateful.” Nonetheless, the mainstream media
constantly use the smears from these groups to marginalize and demonize
the resistance to jihad terror.
But now the choice is clear. Those who claim to oppose the ideology
of the Boston jihad bombers cannot consistently oppose
counter-jihadists, for our work is dedicated solely to defending
individual rights against the encroachment of that bloody ideology.
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