Speaking the truth about the Islamic supremacist mega-mosque at Ground Zero, and more. “The Pamela Geller,” by John Hawkins at Right Wing News, October 15:
Pamela, question number one. I give the credit to you more than to any other person for helping to focus attention on the Ground Zero mosque story. Now we hear the case for the mosque incessantly in the news. Give us the short version, in 30 to 60 seconds, for why you think people should oppose the mosque.
I think people should oppose the mosque because it is grossly insensitive, deeply offensive and deliberately provocative. To build a 15 story mega mosque in a building that was destroyed in the attacks by a piece of the plane — the landing gear that crashed through the building….
We know that it is an Islamic pattern to build triumphal mosques on the cherished sites of conquered lands. And even though the Japanese could build a Shinto shrine at Pearl Harbor, they never asked because it would be a deeply offensive and insensitive thing to do.
We’re constantly being counseled about this hypersensitivity in the Muslim world. People are killed, slaughtered, embassies are burned. But, don’t run the Danish cartoons. Don’t run that little “Where’s Muhammad” cartoon. This is just this past week. Do not show disdain for Islam. Do not insult Islam. But here you have 70 percent of the American people asking, pleading to the humanity of Rauf and Daisy Kahn and it is callously dismissed, which I find radically intolerant.
Let’s say a Muslim came up to you and said, “Pamela I’m against terrorism. I don’t want Sharia in this country. I don’t want to see Israel destroyed. I consider myself to be a moderate. But, I keep hearing people in the news claim you hate people like me. So I want to hear it straight from you. Is that true? What would you tell that person?
“I love people like you and I hope that you and I will fight together this oppression, this gender apartheid,” and if this moderate knows anything about me, he or she knows that I fight for the moderates. I fight for people that are leaving Islam. I’ve created a gateway, a network of information, safe houses, and other people, other resources for Muslims in trouble to go to because it is so hush-hush. I do not hate people. It’s why I do what I do.
I do have a problem with the ideology that inspires Jihad. I do have a problem with gender apartheid and the oppression of women. I do have a problem with hatred of infidels and the non-Muslims. And we have seen in the 20,000 attacks since 9-11, Islamic attacks across the world, each one with the imprimatur of a Muslim cleric, that there is a problem with the ideology that inspires Jihad and all men and women that love freedom must fight it.
Every time I read a story about you these days, I seem to see a quote from Charles Johnson in it. I know a lot of people are still scratching their heads wondering what happened to him. Here’s a guy that used to run one of the best loved, most read blogs on the planet. Then he started attacking you, started attacking other conservatives, moved way over to the left and the traffic on his blog imploded. Talk a little bit about that and what happened to Charles Johnson.
I’m not equipped. Psychiatry is out of my field.
It’s one thing to evolve in your thinking. It’s another thing to become the reviled enemy of that which defines you. His sole purpose is to destroy people. I can’t relate to it. I don’t understand it. We can all sit here and scratch our heads and say, “Is he an operative? Is he being paid or what happened?” Who cares? He’s a destructive force.
Of course, the left will quote him even though I have absolutely nothing to do with him. I (don’t) read his site. I don’t know what he’s talking about. The enemy is, the last time I looked, it was creationism. I don’t see people being burned alive and slaughtered over Adam and Eve. So to me, there’s really nothing to talk about with him.
He adds nothing to the dialogue. He adds nothing to the discourse. He seeks solely to destroy the most effective voices on the Right. So to me, he’s lower than even a Kos and I don’t think the left trusts him either because he’s such a traitor. To say that he’s abandoned his principles is actually giving him too much credit. He now reviles the thing that he once was. You explain it….