“That’s like saying that the pretty girl was responsible for her own rape.”
Victim-Blaming Inverts Cause and Effect of Jihadist Terrorism
The criticism leveled against the would-be victims, rather than the perpetrators, of Sunday night’s attempted terrorist attack in Garland, Texas, reveals how “morally inverted” America’s conception of free speech has become, Pamela Geller told CNN on Monday.
‘Very Ignorant’: Mark Levin Goes After O’Reilly for ‘Bullying’ Geller
Mark Levin had some pretty harsh words for O’Reilly on his radio show last night, amazed at how the Fox host was “bashing” and “bullying” Geller. He called O’Reilly’s argument about the U.S.’ Muslim allies “very, very ignorant” and said, “How preposterous for the 8 pm-er to project his bias, his opinion, in such an irrational and silly way.”
Pamela Geller Fires Back at Garland Mayor, Critics: ‘Giving a Pass to the Savages’
The shooting at a “Draw Muhammad” cartoon contest in Garland, Texas this week has reignited a national debate about free speech, with many scolding the actions of Pamela Geller and the American Freedom Defense Initiative and provoking Muslims to the point where something like the shooting would happen.
One of the people making that argument is Garland Mayor Douglas Athas, who said on Fox News today that what Geller did was “incendiary” and put law enforcement at risk just to provoke. Even some Fox News anchors have expressed similar views.
Well, Geller responded in a piece for Time magazine today, declaring that she refuses to kowtow to the whims of radical jihadists. On the question of blame, she asks, “Are the Jews responsible for the Nazis? Are the Christians in the Middle East responsible for being persecuted by Muslims?”
Geller says the shooting proves everything she’s been saying about radical Islam and that “allowing this sort of censorship would mean nothing less civilizational suicide.”
Geller also responded in an interview with the BBC, specifically scolding Mayor Athas:
“That’s like saying that the pretty girl was responsible for her own rape. The mayor is going after the defenders of free speech and clearly giving a free pass to the savages who came with guns who came to kill innocent people.”
You can listen to the audio below, via BBC Radio: