Pamela Geller skillfully eviscerates this spectacularly vicious and wrongheaded piece in Haaretz. I myself find it astounding that Haaretz considers it more important to denigrate and destroy Pamela Geller and her efforts on behalf of Israel than to devote any serious effort to exposing the jihad against Israel and resisting its advance. What their calculation could be, I cannot fathom. Do they think that if they show themselves to be just as enthusiastic in fighting the foes of jihad as is Hamas-linked CAIR and other Islamic supremacist groups, that the jihadis will go lightly on them?
"'A Special Place in Hell' for the true enemies of Israel .... Haaretz," by Pamela Geller at Atlas Shrugs, August 21:
...Here, Bradley Burston posits that naziophobia, not Nazism, will be the end of the European Jewry. Well, not exactly, but pretty damn close.
Truth is the recognition of reality, and the fact is, the root cause of the Palestinian conflict, Islamic Jew-hatred, cannot be ignored or swept under the rug. There can be no peace until the motive for Jewish genocide is understood and combatted. Burston wants to kill the messenger. Does he really believe that can save the Jewish people? We tried that. Remember? It failed in unimaginable proportion....
The title of this piece is so absurd that it is amazing that even a Leftist propaganda sheet like Haaretz published it. Muslims explicitly and proudly motivated by Islamic texts and teachings have murdered countless numbers of Israeli civilians. Islamic doctrine regarding the impermissibility of infidel rule on what they consider to be Muslim land and the quran's demonization of the Jews have doomed every Israeli concession to futility and every attempt at a negotiated settlement to failure. Israel is on the front lines of the global Islamic jihad, and this Jewicidal tool Bradley Burston says that "Islamophobia," not Islam, will be the end of Israel. How many Israeli civilians have been murdered by "Islamophobia"? How many rocket attacks have "Islamophobes" launched against Israel? How many "Islamophobes" have blown themselves up on buses and in pizza parlors full of Jews?Caroline Glick was so supportive of the ad, she urged her readers to contribute here. Want to help us get these up in other cities where the anti-Israel ad ran? Contribute here.Burston sounds as if he is working from Hamas-CAIR talking points (and he could well be). In his eyes, it is "hatred and prejudice" to acknowledge the truth about Islam's doctrines of jihad and Jew-hatred. It is "hatred and prejudice" to work for the freedom of speech against Islam's blasphemy law, and for the freedom of conscience against Islam's death penalty for apostasy, and for equality of rights for all people against Islam's systematic oppression of women and non-Muslims. But what do you think he has written about the real hatred and prejudice that Islamic imams spew on a daily basis against Jews and other infidels? Nothing. Nothing at all. But he did write Haaretz's earlier front-page hit piece on me.
"Islamophobia, not Islam, will be the end of Israel" by Bradley Burston, Haaretz, August 21:
Israel has elaborate defense systems against military attack and terrorism. Its defenses against its extremists, such as professional bigot Pamela Geller, are much more porous.
Islamophobia, not Islam, will be the end of Israel Israel has elaborate defense systems against military attack and terrorism. Its defenses against its extremists, such as professional bigot Pamela Geller, are much more porous.
SAN FRANCISCO – Everyone knows how it works. Everyone knows what it sounds like. Everyone knows how easy it is to get away with it.
Everyone knows, deep down, that hatred feeds on tolerance. That however well-intentioned, a society's forbearance for the toxic slur, for the poison of ethnic or religious or racial prejudice, does hatred invaluable service.
No one knows this better than professional bigots. People like Pamela Geller, who pass themselves off as supporters of a worthy cause even as their hatred and prejudice stain and undermine anything and everything worthy about that cause.
Imagine if Haaretz went after the enemies of the Jews with the same energy with which they go after staunch defenders of Israel.
For years, in the guise of supporting Israel, Geller has engaged in promoting hatred of Islam. In recent weeks, in a campaign timed to coincide with Muslims' observance of the sacred month of Ramadan, her American Freedom Defense Initiative has run caustic, self-styled "pro-Israel" advertisements on the sides of public transit buses in San Francisco.
Burston has nothing to say about how about 565 civilians were killed in Iraq in jihad attacks during the just-concluded "sacred month of Ramadan." He has nothing to say about the murderous, Jew-killing Muslims in Bulgaria who said that "Ramadan is a month of holy war and death for Allah. It is a month for fighting the enemies of Allah and God's messenger, the Jews and their American facilitators." None of that bothers him. What bothers him is if I dare during the "sacred month of Ramadan" to point out the number of jihad attacks since 911. How they must be laughing inside the offices of Hamas-CAIR.
There is much more. Read it all.