Hate-monger Pamela Geller does not “believe in the idea of a moderate Islam,” and when, on this past September 11th, ruthless killers entered the U.S. consulate in Benghazi to slay Ambassador Stevens, the thick-headed anti-Muslim agitator took it as a golden moment to once-again expel nonsense from her mouth-hole.
Geller, you may recall, was a peevishly vocal opponent to the building of an Islamic community center in Lower Manhattan, the so-called “Ground Zero mosque,” but made her name years before, denying the existence of Serbian concentration camps in the 1990s, defending Radovan Karadzic, who was indicted for war crimes against Bosnian Muslims and Croats during the Srebrenica Massacre, as well as accusing black South Africans of committing “genocide” against whites.
Most recently, the Geller-founded group, “Stop Islamization of America,” has sponsored MTA ads imploring subway riders to “Support Israel” and defeat “savage” jihadists. In 2008, she dubbed Jewish Democrats “self-destructive, suicidal even,” and identified Noam Chomsky and George Soros as “killers.”
Manichean utterances of this sort are all-too-common on Atlas Shrugs, her propagandistic blog which daily excoriates the steady march of the “brutal, repressive sharia” on the “freedom loving peoples” of the West. She’s an ardent defender of free speech, and makes good use of the First Amendment to defend her wild-eyed rants against Islam, which she calls “the most anti-Semitic, genocidal ideology in the world.”
Over the years, she’s employed this freedom-forum to post a number of bizarre claims, including: President Obama is not a natural-born U.S.citizen. The Muslim Brotherhood has “corrupted and compromised” the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Supreme Court Justice Elana Kagan loves “socialism of the nazi [sic] variety.” Obama’s Mom (probably) did porn and Obama (probably) dated a “crack whore.” And that the Park51 community center — an example of what she called “Islamic domination and expansionism” – was fueled by “totalitarian Khomeinism.”
Of course, no one (including your humble servant) is arguing or insinuating that Geller ought to be silenced. We’re simply saying that Geller’s zealous opposition to “Muslim rage” is a kind of fanaticism in itself, and that spreading false, idiotic views does more to hamper free speech then promote it. But shouldn’t that be obvious?