Over the years at Jihad Watch I’ve exposed many “journalists” who are in the tank for Islamic supremacists, including Niraj Warikoo, Michael Kruse, Kari Huus, and many, many others — but this latest tactic to abet the defamation of counter jihadists is something new. “SI Advance Lies to Readers to Advance Hamas: Maura Grunlund Was Unavailable for Comment,” by Pamela Geller at Atlas Shrugs, September 22:
It has become a pattern in the mainstream media: if they don’t
like what I say, if it makes too much sense for them or they can’t spin
it in a negative enough light, they pretend I didn’t say it at all.
Edith Honan of Reuters did the same thing recently.
Yesterday Maura Grunlund of the Staten Island Advance sent me this email:
Pamela: Will the “savage” ads be appearing on Staten Island? Is it true
that you opposed the proposed MAS center in Midland Beach on Staten
Island? What response do you have to the following comments by
Hesham El-Meligy of Staten Island?.
This is the same fascist group that sabotaged the Midland Beach Mosque process.
The 2 partners/founders of that fascist hate group are Pamela Geller and
Robert Spencer who on June 6, 201 organized a rally at Ground Zero
against the Park 51 Community Center that was attended by all text book
nut cases. Two extremist Egyptian Christians
attended to support and film the rally, but were almost killed by the
crowd thinking they are Muslims because of the way they looked and
spoke. Three days later, they bussed in large numbers to attend and
sabotage the Midland Beach Civic Association Meeting
that was designed to allow the community to meet the people of MAS and
get to know them. Long before the meeting, this fascist group bombarded
the area with flyers and emails containing all kinds of islamophobic
material, such as the last thing the terrorist
said before striking the twin towers was Allah Akbar. That flyer had
an image of the burning twin towers. They had established relations
with some of the most hateful from the area who were manning the
microphone that night and allowed Robert Spencer to
be the first one to ask questions and he took 10 full minutes. Robert
Spencer does not in New York State, let alone NYC. I saw him with
Pamela Geller and Frank Santarpia (the head of the Staten Island Tea
Party) after the meeting was ended as if they were
cheering each other on a job well done.
I sent her back this answer yesterday:
Dear Pamela: Will the
“savage” ads be appearing on Staten Island?
We plan to roll them out everywhere we can.
Is it true that you opposed
the proposed MAS center in Midland Beach on Staten Island?
MAS is a Muslim Brotherhood entity. The Brotherhood is dedicated in its
own words, according to a captured internal document, to “eliminating
and destroying Western civilization from within and sabotaging its
do you have to the following comments by
Hesham El-Meligy of Staten Island?
and defamation. It’s “fascist” now to stand against the murders of
innocent civilians, and to defend the freedom of speech, the freedom of
conscience, and the equality of rights of all people before the law?
But in the story below, Maura Grunlund writes: “Ms.
Geller, who didn’t respond to a request for comment…”
So I sent this to her a short while ago:“Ms. Geller, who didn’t respond to a request for comment,”Below is the my email responded to your request for comment 9/21/12.You
lied. Does your editor know you are deceiving your readers? Why
wouldn’t you publish my response? You should lose your press
Your answer will be published.
Maura Grunlund’s email is email@example.com. The paper’s contact link is http://www.statenislandadvance.com/index.html.
Write to both and let them know what you think of their style of
“journalism”: ignoring responses from people they don’t like and
advancing Hamas’ agenda.
Staten Island spokespersons respond to ‘Savage’ anti-Muslim ads scheduled to appear in subway stations Maura Grunlund, Staten Island Advance, September 22
ISLAND, N.Y. — “Savage” anti-Jihad ads are bringing the politics of
religion in the Middle East and North Africa speeding into New York City
faster than the subway trains on which they’ll be seen, starting
The ads are sponsored by Pamela Geller, an anti-Muslim
blogger (Atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com) who opposed the Muslim American
Society (MAS) in its unsuccessful attempt to open a center in Midland
Beach — although the MAS ultimately established its current location in
Note again the savage defamation of the term “anti-Muslim.” This is
tantamount to painting a target on my back, and Maura Grunlund knows it.
My work is not anti- any group of people, and to portray it as such is
to serve the Islamic supremacist propaganda agenda of portraying it as
“racist.” What race is jihad
terror against innocent civilians? My work is in defense of freedom of
speech, freedom of conscience and equality of rights for all against a
violent and repressive ideology that denies all three. Muslims as well
as non-Muslims would benefit if free societies prevail over the Islamic
supremacist imperative to impose Sharia.
Ms. Geller also was one of the people who
protested passionately against the Park51 Community Center and Muslim
prayer space now located near the 9/11 World Trade Center site in
The protest was never against a “Muslim
prayer space” being “located near the 9/11 World Trade Center site.” The
protest was against a multistory triumphal mosque being built at Ground
Zero. And we stopped it; it has not been built. If the Islamic
supremacists start to build it, we will be there.
Meanwhile, Ms. Geller’s infamous “savage” ads that
are headed to New York City have sparked widespread controversy for
their use on public transit in San Francisco, Calif. Ms. Geller also has
filed suit to post the ads in the public transit system in Washington,
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority initially refused
to run Geller’s ad but has no choice because U.S. District Court Judge
Paul Engelmayer ruled that is protected speech under the First
Amendment, according to the Associated Press.
As a result, Ms.
Geller reportedly plans to post ads with the following statements in 10
New York City subway stations: “In any war between the civilized man and
the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad.”
“We recognize the freedom of speech, and her
right to be a bigot and racist, but we also recognize the responsibility
of New Yorkers to denounce that bigotry,” said Awad, referring to the
Geller, who didn’t respond to a request for comment, alleges on her
blog that CAIR is connected to HAMAS and the Muslim Brotherhood. She
points to CAIR’s status as an unindicted co-conspirator in a U.S.
Department of Justice prosecution of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief
and Development where five former foundation leaders were convicted in
2008 of funneling millions of dollars to HAMAS.
Ms. Geller’s comments about CAIR as “arguably one of the most poorly
thought-out conspiracy theories of the year.
invested her time and energy into resuscitating attention on CAIR as an
unindicted co-conspirator, an issue that has already been settled by the
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Department of Justice in CAIR’s
Awad is lying. Actually, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals did not remove the unindicted co-conspirator designation. It just said that it shouldn’t have been made public.
This has been public knowledge for almost two years; why couldn’t Maura
Grunlund find it? And why doesn’t she mention any of this? According to Robert Spencer, “CAIR operatives have repeatedly refused to denounce Hamas and Hizballah as terrorist groups….Several former CAIR officials have been convicted of various crimes related to jihad terror,
and…CAIR”s cofounder and longtime Board chairman (Omar Ahmad), as
well as its chief spokesman (Ibrahim Hooper), have made Islamic supremacist statements….CAIR”s California chapter distributed posters telling Muslims not to talk to the FBI.”