Longtime readers and supporters know I have spoken little of the impact this fight has had on my life and the personal toll exacted by these devout savages. I thought it was time to tell my story. This is the story of how a NYC newspaper executive went from an apolitical career girl to one of the most notorious anti-jihadists in the world.
It was revealed for the first time yesterday that an FBI informant was involved in the jihad plot to behead me. It’s all part of living under a fatwa, hunted in America. Few Americans know how dangerous it is to fight in defense of freedom in America. I tell my story here – get the book, buy it for friends. Educate those around you.
Her critics have called her “the most dangerous woman in America,” “far-right hate queen,” and “the anti-Muslim movement’s most visible and flamboyant figurehead.”
Her admirers say she is “the Joan of Arc of the counter-jihad movement,” “one of the top world experts in radical Islam and Sharia law and Islamic supremacism,” and “a wonderful fighter for liberty.”
Now, in Fatwa: Hunted in America, with the foreword by Geert Wilders, Pamela Geller tells her own story of how she became one of the world’s foremost activist for the freedom of speech, individual rights, and equality of rights for all.
With the slicing wit and piercing insight that have characterized all her work, Pamela Geller here recounts her unlikely journey from New York City career girl to indomitably fearless human rights activist, reviled by the enemies of freedom the world over.
“I assumed my freedom,” she writes. “Never for one moment did I think that it could be taken from me. But all that changed on one day.”
In this book, Geller tells the whole extraordinary story of how she began chronicling her take on news events at her groundbreaking website Atlas Shrugs, then moved into activism, at first on behalf of Muslim girls who were being brutalized and victimized at home for not following the misogynistic rules of Islamic law, and then to stand against the advance of jihad and Sharia on numerous fronts – above all for the freedom of speech, which is increasingly embattled in this age of jihad.
It’s all here: Geller recounts the battle to defeat the sinister Ground Zero Mosque project; the ISIS jihad attack at Geller’s Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest in Garland, Texas; the fatwa on her head and plot to behead her; and much, much more – including the relentless vilification from a mainstream media hell-bent on defaming and destroying everyone who stands for freedom against jihad terror and Sharia oppression.
Pamela Geller writes: “Any lover of freedom would have been tarred the same way I was, and many have been. I am but a proxy in this terrible long war: what has happened to me is what happens, in small and large ways, to every American who stands for freedom.”
Yet – as shown in this book – she has prevailed. Without Pamela Geller, there would be a 16-story mega-mosque at Ground Zero today. Without Pamela Geller, untold numbers of young women who are living free today would instead have been victims of honor killing. Without Pamela Geller, countless numbers of indefatigable fighters for freedom would have been cowed and intimidated into silence by an increasingly violent and authoritarian Left.
If this book is proof of anything, it’s that one person can make a difference. And what a remarkable difference Pamela Geller has made. At last, in Fatwa: Hunted In America, she tells her story.
Here’s what Mark Steyn had to say when he finished my book:
“This is a riveting tale of a ‘controversial’ woman. She believes in ‘controversial’ principles such as free speech, and holds ‘controversial’ positions such as the right of Muslim girls in the developed world to enjoy the freedoms of all other western women without being honor-killed, beheaded or otherwise murdered. She is so ‘controversial’ that, when Islamic fanatics tried to kill her in the first ISIS attack on American soil, this country’s appalling and stupid media blamed her for being so ‘controversial’ as to drive people to open fire on her. In a saner, healthier world, she would not be ‘controversial’ at all, but would be recognized as the brave – indeed, fearless – woman she is. This is her story, and splendidly told” — Mark Steyn, Bestselling Author
When Pamela Geller talks about Islam, she does it with both barrels. For sparing us the platitudes when confronting this direct and present danger, she is reviled by society’s bien pensant. In this book, she recounts her adventures in “hate speech,” or as we used to call it, “telling the truth.” It is both an enlightening and gripping tale. — Ann Coulter, Bestselling Author
A courageous book by a courageous woman. This is not just one individual’s adventures in defense of freedom – this is a guide for anyone and everyone who is ready to stand for the truth in these days of universal lies. Political correctness is intellectual dishonesty and Pam Geller isn’t afraid to tell it like it is. Tomi Lahren, Fox News Contributor
“How did a nice Jewish girl from Long Island become the Joan of Arc of the counterjihad movement? In this remarkably absorbing page-turner of a book, Pamela Geller tells her story – a story of courage in the face not only of the jihadist enemy but of a veritable army of apologists, appeasers, pacifists, whitewashers, self-styled “bridge-builders,” and assorted cowards, careerists, and sellouts. Armed only with the truth and a passionate love of American liberty, Geller has survived their smears and kept hope alive. It’s an inspiring story that I hope will encourage other freedom-lovers to stand up and be counted before it’s too late.” — Bruce Bawer, author of The Victims’ Revolution: The Rise of Identity Studies and the Closing of the Liberal Mind.
Pamela Geller’s fascinating book is the vivid chronicle of a courageous woman who fought vigilantly and with fierceness, confronting dangers, threats and vile defamation, to preserve the American soul of freedom and democratic liberties. A most actual record of our perilous time.—- Bat Ye’or, Historian, author of Eurabia: The Euro-Arab Axis, and of Europe, Globalization and the Coming Universal Caliphate
“Pamela Geller is a towering hero of freedom. If free people survive into the next generation, which is by no means assured, Pamela Geller will be celebrated as one of those who stood against the tide of Leftism and Islamic supremacism when it was at its apogee. No proper history of the freedom of the human spirit in our darkening age can be written without including her.” — Robert Spencer, director of Jihad Watch and author of the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad.”
“Free-speech advocates who don’t make waves are not doing their jobs. Pamela Geller writes a guidebook here for Paladins of the First Amendment.” —Ambassador John Bolton