She’s been caricatured.
She’s been verbally tarred and feathered.
She’s been vilified, reviled, smeared, defamed and disparaged.
But something keeps Pam Geller going. Do you know what it is? It’s her love for her country and her passion for liberty.
For weeks now, I’ve been watching my friend Pam Geller taking media punches from the left and right for her private event in Garland, Texas, featuring Geert Wilders, another freedom fighter – an event attacked by armed jihadists who have determined to “slaughter” Pam Geller for her campaign to expose radical Islam’s vicious worldwide crusade against freedom, against women, against Jews, against Christians, against life and against everything but its own peculiar seventh-century view of the world.
Bill O’Reilly had the audacity to accuse Geller of “spurring” the attack with her event promoting freedom of speech.
So by criticizing a worldwide movement responsible for the ongoing genocide against Christians in the Middle East, the subjugation of women, a pattern of female genital mutilation, the ruthless beheading and crucifying and burning alive of its victims, she was spurring the attack? She was inviting it? She was goading them? Her motivation was to serve as a catalyst to an attack on her and her event?
Donald Trump said essentially the same thing, as did the New York Times and most of the handwringing media elite.
Others were satisfied to call Geller an Islamophobe.
That’s a good one. That’s rich.
This made-up word denotes someone who fears Islam. That’s hardly the case with Geller. It’s probably much more true of Geller’s most vocal critics, who, I suggest, think they buy cover from the violent Islamic radicals by bashing their enemies.
Have you ever wondered by so many leftists are soft on Shariah? Leftists say they support everything that Islam detests – “gay rights,” women’s rights, free expression, peace on Earth. But they watch tacitly as Islam runs roughshod over their entire agenda. What gives?
Ultimately, it comes down to the left’s ideological commitment to “multiculturalism,” which began as a back-door assault against Western values and morphed into a war with Judeo-Christian ethics, America and Israel. Suddenly, they found common ground with the barbarians who behead anyone who doesn’t lie prostrate before Allah five times a day.
Geller is no Islamophobe, a term which suggests cowardice. That’s a laugh. She’s probably the bravest woman in America today.
It’s her critics who are the cowards.
Some of them, I am convinced, are even motivated to criticize her because they fear being associated with her strong stand against hatred, against murder, against torture, against rape and against their unholy war. Perhaps they believe they might be spared the kind of abuse and attacks she has experienced by creating a little space between Geller and themselves. Good luck with that! Radical Islam makes no distinctions between courageous enemies and cowardly ones. It doesn’t discriminate in its scorched-earth policies. They even murder Muslims who disagree with them about the chain of command after Muhammad died.
So throw out the Islamophobe term. It has lost its usefulness, if, indeed, it ever had any.
I’m with Pam Geller. I’m no Islamophobe. It’s just that when I see murder and torture and rape and genocide, I feel compelled to speak out about it, to resist it and to call evil what it is. I don’t know any other way. And neither does Pam Geller.
And that’s why I’m proud to call her my friend.
That’s why she’s the bravest woman in America.
And that’s why she needs and deserves the support of all freedom-loving Americans.
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