Watch for the Vast Majority of Peaceful Muslims to rise up and denounce Osama Siblani, the publisher of Arab American News, and affirm their disgust with the Islamic State (ISIS) and support for Pamela Geller’s freedom of speech. Watch for them to excoriate Siblani for his hateful and inflammatory rhetoric, especially at a time when Pamela Geller is under serious threat from a bloodthirsty jihad group.
All this should happen any minute now. Aaaaany second now…uh…
Anyway, note the hysteria, the familiar attempt to claim victim status, the frenzied defamation, and the moral myopia. The Islamic State is beheading hostages, forcing women into sex slavery, and plotting to make the streets of the West run with blood. Pamela Geller held a cartoon show. For Osama Siblani, that’s worse — a suggestion that he doesn’t really have that much of a problem with the Islamic State at all.
“BREAKING: Famous American Muslim Claims Pam Geller Is “Worse Than ISIS” On Air,” Louder with Crowder, May 11, 2015 (thanks to Anne Crockett):
This weekend, video from a news program out of Michigan surfaced featuring a prominent Muslim American businessman and publisher making outrageous claims about Pamela Geller, her “Draw Muhammad” event in Texas, and ISIS. Watch the clip first. You won’t believe your ears. Then, when you read up on the context … you won’t believe your eyes.
Did you catch that? Plain as day, that man just said:
“She is a hatemonger. She is drawing incitement and violence.” … “Let me talk a little bit about ISIS. ISIS is a hate group exactly like Pamela Geller. She is drawing killers, she makes killers, she is inviting killers to come in.” … “She is worse than ISIS. She is worse than ISIS.”
Worse. Than. ISIS. Unbelievable. Although he did get one thing right. He said “she is drawing killers.” That’s true. They were definitely drawing that.
Now, this guy isn’t some lone-wolf extremist. That was Osama Siblani, publisher of “Arab American News,” the largest and most widely circulated Arab American publication in the United States. He’s been editing/publishing the publication out of Dearborn Michigan since 1984. Dearborn boasts the highest concentration of Arab Muslims in the United States… and Osama Siblani is the editor of arguably their most emblematic publication in the country….