Pamela Geller, WND Column: Criminal Journalism


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Criminal journalism

Exclusive: Pamela Geller blasts 'libelous' media coverage of effort to defend free speech

The war against freedom is being waged in every corner of our nation –
in every newsroom and in every mainstream media outlet. One
particularly vicious battle in this war has been the coverage of our
free speech demonstration in Manchester, Tenn., on June 4, which has
been nothing short of criminal and libelous.

Every headline on every mainstream media story that covered the event
libeled the patriots who stood for freedom of speech, claiming that we
were there to protest a “Muslim outreach” event. In reality, at no time
and nowhere have we ever protested a Muslim outreach event, and they go
on every day in every government agency. Muslim outreach has become the
raison d’être for many a government agency under the Obama regime.

We don’t protest them even though we know about them, and we know
what failures they are. That was made painfully clear in a recent
explosive exchange between Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, and FBI head
Robert Mueller. Gohmert asked Mueller if the FBI had monitored the
terror mosque in Boston that had been attended by Boston Marathon jihad
bombers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Gohmert wanted to know if the
terror mosque where the jihad bombers received spiritual guidance had
been monitored after warnings that Tamerlan Tsarnaev was a dangerous
jihadist came from not one but two foreign governments. Mueller’s answer
was no, the mosque hadn’t been monitored, but FBI agents had engaged in
outreach there – which to me was the money quote of the entire session,
proving yet again that Muslim outreach is a deceptive distraction to
advance taqiyya and disarm law enforcement and the body politic.
Outreach equals submission.

American law enforcement is making nice with these Islamic supremacist organizations, appeasing them and accommodating them while
ignoring the fact that they are the hatcheries for jihadists in
America. So no, in Manchester, Tenn., on June 4 we weren’t protesting a
Muslim outreach event. We were protesting the Justice Department’s and
FBI’s determination to criminalize free speech, including postings that
are offensive to Islam on social media – the most effective (and only)
means for us to get our message out. Yet not only was this fact not the
headline of any story about our free speech rally – it wasn’t even
mentioned in any of the stories. They didn’t bury the lede, they refused
to recover the body. Instead, every one portrayed the patriots who
showed up to defend free speech as thugs bent on disrupting a Muslim
outreach event. That is the massive media machine of smear, destruction
and libel in action.

One particularly galling example was when PBS, the
venerable brothel of Islamic propaganda, framed our free speech protest
as another manifestation of “tensions between Muslims and many
Christians in Tennessee.” The report quoted Ibrahim Hooper of the
Hamas-tied Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR – without
noting his Hamas ties, of course – and claimed that the Department of
Justice event was an attempt to stop discrimination against Muslims,
without ever mentioning how “hate speech” charges have been used to
silence legitimate investigations of how jihadists use Islamic teachings
to justify violence. NRP did not have one voice of freedom in defense
of our demo. AFDI called the rally they were talking about, yet there
wasn’t anyone from AFDI on the show. Of course not. Criminal

And if you think this is purely an American phenomenon, you’re wrong.
Last week also, the BBC held what was essential a Stalinist show trial
of Tommy Robinson of the English Defence League, or EDL. Outnumbered but
not outgunned, Robinson was the only voice of reason in a kafka-esque
BBC condescension circus of dhimmitude. Robert Spencer
said of the BBC’s treatment of Robinson: “The audience is completely
stacked against him, he is berated, vilified, smeared and accused – and
no one ever bothers to answer his repeated question, ‘What exactly have I
said here that is racist?’” Meanwhile, the BBC shows respect and
deference to Islamic supremacists and jihadists – one of whom, Abu
Nusaybah, was arrested for jihad terror activity literally right after
he finished his interview with the BBC.

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