Pamela Geller is a target; she promoted the Mohammed cartoon contest that drew two Moslems to Garland, Texas intending to murder all present. They arrived with guns, encountered security in the form of an off-duty cop and died for their pains. The cop is recovering. And Geller is under attack for antagonizing the Moslems. She should have known better! ‘Free speech’ shouldn’t cover such obvious incitement!
C’mon, boyus and girls: why does free speech need Constitutional protection if it isn’t likely to infuriate? The current Lefty view seems to be that no one may ‘offend’ others … unless of course, the others are on the Right. Yeah. A bit one-sided, isn’t it?
A court said that free speech doesn’t cover yelling: “Fire!” in a crowded theater. Is that what Geller has done? Hardly. She offended Moslems, no doubt. But only because they claim the right to force non-Moslems to follow their rules or be killed. That’s even more totalitarian than the current Left. The U.S. is Constitutionally unable to ‘establish’ any religion. Therefore, no Christian, no Moslem (and no Atheist) is allowed to force his views onto others, using government. Nor may government interfere with any individual’s practice of his, her or it’s religion. We here are not a Moslem country; if we wish to draw cartoons of Mohammed, we can. If any Moslem attacks us for doing so, he, she or it is merely an attacker. Moslems clearly feel free to attack Christians and Jews; complaining of the reverse seems more than a bit hypocritical.
Geller broke no laws, merely engaging in legitimate commercial enterprise. She now needs personal security to stave off Moslems threatening to kill her for her use of America’s freedom of religion for her own purposes. The Moslems are in these events, simply competing with the Mafia. They are trying to impose what a lot of people came to America to escape. Now, Moslems and opportunists appear interested in importing it. And the same proceeds in Europe, on a larger scale.
Meanwhile, the turmoil within Islam reflects its inconsistencies with the modern world, a challenge for which it lacks answers and therefore, lashes out to destroy that which it cannot face. It will be a long time collapsing and its thrashings will mightily disturb the world within which it dwells as it does so.
Those non-Moslems who help invigorate jihad for their own purposes are sowing the wind.