Anjem Choudary told Pamela Geller tonight on Hannity that she should be tried in Shariah Court and slaughtered… for speaking out against
TIME Muslim contributor Qasim Rashid tells Geller her cartoons inspire violence.
GARLAND MAYOR: PAMELA GELLER’S ‘IDEOLOGY,’ NOT RADICAL ISLAM, ‘PUT MY CITIZENS AT RISK’
This mayor, like many leftists, suffers from a disease of the mind. People like him have never learned to think straight. A conference of hate spewing Mohammedan halal butchers is okay, but a cartoon contest puts Garland at risk? Its not only PC that is killing us. The biggest problem is stupidity.
The mayor of Garland, Texas has attacked AFDI President Pamela Geller for hosting a free speech event in his town, arguing that the “Draw Muhammad” contest had “invited” violence and that Geller’s “ideology,” and not that of the jihadist attackers, had “put my police officers at risk.”
The Dallas Morning News brings us the reflections of Garland Mayor Douglas Athas on the ISIS-linked terrorist attack that took place in his city over the weekend:
Garland Mayor Douglas Athas, like many in his city, said he wished AFDI president Pamela Geller hadn’t picked Garland as the site for Sunday’s event.
“Certainly in hindsight, we as a community would be better off if she hadn’t,” Athas said Tuesday. “Her actions put my police officers, my citizens and others at risk. Her program invited an incendiary reaction. She picked my community, which does not support in any shape, passion or form, her ideology.
“But at the end of the day, we did our jobs,” he said. “We protected her freedoms and her life.”
The Culwell Center, which is owned by Garland ISD, will host as many as 200,000 visitors in the coming weeks for school graduations. Athas said he expects no problems.
“There is no safer place in the country right now. The truth is, when ISIS goes looking for a target in the United States, they’re not going to pick the Curtis Culwell Center,” he said, using another name for the Islamic State.
Garland ISD Superintendent Bob Morrison agreed.
“There’s nothing out there that’s given us any indication that the building itself is threatened,” Morrison said. “We have not had any indication from the FBI or Homeland Security or anyone else that there’s that kind of talk out there. And they would let us know.”
“Incendiary response?” Geller’s event did not draw a fiery counter-protest that devolved into a big shout-and-shove requiring riot police. Two terrorists popped out of a car and tried to stage a mass murder. They were thwarted by a lone armed officer who displayed incredible marksmanship and cool under fire.
You’ve got to love that “like many in his city” editorial comment the Dallas Morning News deftly slips into its news coverage, without support or attribution. One suspects there are also “many” in Garland who support the American value of free speech, whether or not they agree with the speaker, and expect their government to defend it against armed fascists.
Question for Mayor Athas: Would New York City be “better off” if it had not built the provocative World Trade Center, target of multiple jihad attacks?
Unlike the WTC, no one seriously thinks Islamist killers have a personal grudge against the Curtis Culwell Center. Athas and the ISD superintendent obviously want to reassure the public that the Culwell Center is safe, which is fair enough. However, combined with his foolish comment about how Geller “invited” the attack, we have a strong-form endorsement of the murderous version of the Heckler’s Veto: the cost of freedom raised high enough to make its sworn defenders mutter that they’d rather not attend to their duties, and it would be far easier and safer to give the fascists what they want.
ISIS is indeed “looking for a target in the United States,” as Mayor Athas put it. Holding the targets responsible is an act of submission, unworthy of any elected American official.
Here’s the text for the Chaudary-Geller video on Hannity:
Radical Imam Tells Pamela Geller on Live TV She Should be SLAUGHTERED. ‘You Want Her to Die!’ Hannity, Pam Geller Come to Blows with Anjem Choudary. Fox News Hannity
Sean Hannity and Pamela Geller got into a pretty fierce shouting match with Muslim cleric Anjem Choudary over whether Geller should be put to death for organizing a cartoon contest to, as Choudary put it, insult Muhammad and all Muslims. The contest, of course, was targeted by two shooters who ended up dead and have reported ties to ISIS.
Choudary has been on Hannity’s show many times before, and tonight Hannity asked him point-blank, “Do you support this death threat against Pam Geller because she ran a free speech contest?”
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Choudary argued there’s a difference between cartoons of Mickey Mouse and cartoons of Muhammad, and said Geller went in “knowing full well” many Muslims consider blasphemy an issue worthy of the death penalty. Hannity went off and shouted, “You want her to de!”
Choudary said Geller should be put before a court and tried, and she would end up punished. Geller shot back, “To blame me and say that my cartoons are controversial… murdering cartoonists is controversial.”
They got into a shouting match (Geller told him to stop interrupting and at one point said “I know you’re used to stepping over women”), and Choudary told her she “knew the consequences.” They continued fighting, Choudary went off on a tangent about the U.S. “murdering innocent people,” and Hannity ended by calling him “evil and pathetic.”
Islamic Imam Anjem Choudary told Pamela Geller tonight that she should be slaughtered for her Texas cartoon contest.
This was an AMAZING exchange
Anjem Choudary: We’re talking about people who deliberately had a competition to insult the messenger Mohammad… If you saw the cartoons that Charlie Hebdo drew you would understand the anger. And now this woman was to draw cartoons or have people draw cartoons to insult the prophet knowing full well that this carries the death penalty in Islam… She should be put before Shariah court and tried and of course she would face capitol punishment.
This was an amazing exchange.
Pamela Geller to Anjem Choudary: “I’m talking, sir… I know you’re used to stepping over women but you’re not going to have it here.”
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