Today's Geller column over at WND:
DEFENDING THE WEST
Jihad: The right is getting it wrong
Exclusive: Pamela Geller indicts elite 'experts' who have to play catch-up
The response to the jihad against America is either the left’s
Stockholm Syndrome alliance with evil or the right’s hear no jihad, see
no jihad, speak no jihad. Not only will the right not discuss the
greatest threat to our national security, but they keep a good distance
from those of us who do.
But then, inevitably, they all become “experts” when a jihadi attack
befalls this great nation. The pity is that when they do so they
continue to get it wrong, and they get it wrong at the only time these
critical issues are being discussed. It was mildly amusing last week to
see National Review’s Rich Lowry, who is a stranger to these parts,
write an editorial for the New York Post, “Jailed for blasphemy — in America.”
Yes, Lowry is finally speaking about the enforcement of the blasphemy
laws in America. In his column, Lowry speaks about the filmmaker who
has been jailed for a silly YouTube video in the wake of the Islamic
attack on our mission in Libya: “Nakoula Basseley Nakoula deserves a
place in American history. He is the first person in this country jailed
for violating Islamic anti-blasphemy laws.”
Nakoula has been a political prisoner for so many months. My headline
on a Sept. 15, 2012, post at my website AtlasShrugs.com was “Political Prisoner: U.S. Shariah police pick up Muhammad filmmaker.” Robert Spencer wrote on Sept. 17 in PJ Media,
before Nakoula was jailed: “Nakoula has a checkered past, reportedly
including methamphetamine dealing and bank fraud. But if he is indeed
sent back to jail because of this video, no matter what priors he has,
no matter how checkered his past, make no mistake: he will be a
political prisoner. He will be in prison not for the meth or the fraud
or for the technicality of the probation violation, but for insulting
Muhammad. His imprisonment will be a symbol of America’s capitulation to
Where was Lowry while Nakoula was rotting in prison for the past
eight months? What took him so long?
Read the rest – all of it –here.
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