Pamela Geller published a piece at Breitbart News yesterday, challenging self-proclaimed moderate Muslim groups to do something effective, beyond vague condemnations, to stop the jihad terror attacks they ostensibly oppose. Not surprisingly, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the notorious pseudo-moderate Hamas-linked Muslim Brotherhood group, was quick to pounce:
They were linking to a hit piece by Charles Johnson at the blog Little Green Footballs. Longtime Jihad Watch readers may remember Johnson as a once-prominent counter-jihad blogger who, for reasons still unknown, betrayed all his principles and began devoting his time to smearing his former friends and associates. His site still exists, although it is now just a bitter, spiteful hate site wholly dedicated to defaming and destroying those who are trying to defend freedom. Having proven himself thoroughly untrustworthy, Johnson is shunned by the Left and despised by the Right. The only people who still take him seriously are the stealth jihadis at Hamas-linked CAIR, who find his hate screeds useful to demonize voices of freedom and clear away all obstacles to the advance of the bloody jihad that just struck on the streets of Boston, London and Paris. And so they eagerly distributed this piece: “Pamela Geller Spreads Hatred and Lies at Breitbart.com,” by Charles Johnson at Little Green Footballs, May 29.
After smearing Geller as an “anti-Muslim demagogue” when he likely knows full well that portraying her work for human rights as “anti-Muslim” not only defames her but paints a big target on her back, Johnson quotes extensively from her piece at Breitbart about the non-response of the “moderates” to jihad terror and then adds:
Geller is simply lying. All of the major British Muslim organizations immediately spoke out against this murder, with no “deflection of responsibility” or “attacks on the kuffar.” Here are three examples out of many…
Johnson then quotes statements from the Muslim Council of Britain and several other Muslim groups, condemning the attack. The Muslim Council of Britain was an especially unfortunate choice on Johnson’s part, as it is hardly moderate by any standard.
That illustrates the hollowness of the “condemnations” Johnson trumpets, and it highlights Geller’s point. In the wake of the jihad attack in London, she wrote, “we are admonished and schooled on a mythical narrative of anti-Muslim backlash and ‘Islamophobia.’ We hear, meanwhile, no cries for reform. ‘Moderate Muslims’ hold no protests against the jihad here or abroad.” And it’s true. The condemnations Johnson quotes are not calls for reform of Islam. They are backed up by no action: neither the MCB nor any other Muslim group in Britain has any program to teach Muslims to reject Adebolajo’s understanding of Islam, even though they ostensibly reject it. There are no Muslim rallies against jihad terror to rival the many, many rallies and demonstrations we saw against Muhammad cartoons and remarks by the Pope. All we have are these pro-forma condemnations, which only fool foolish Useful Idiots like Johnson.
And he is, as Hamas-linked CAIR’s tweet demonstrates, quite useful indeed to those who are working to advance the jihad against the West.