Pam Geller is basking in her hour of glory. She’s finally done something so odious, so revolting, and so offensive, that someone equally lunatic has been moved to respond in the manner she devoutly wished. In the midst of a weekend Islamophobe convention in Garland, TX, at which she planned to give $10,000 to the “artist” who created the most disgusting image of the Prophet possible, two gunmen drove up to the hall and opened fire. The forty police officers for whom the city of Garland forced Geller to pay $10,000, to protect her from such nutcases, opened fire and the gunmen were raised to their own heavenly reward.
The image of a heavily armed Texas SWAT team protecting Pam Geller from a Muslim hit squad is like manna from heaven for her. It’s what she wants to turn the U.S. into as far as Islam is concerned. Arrest Muslims, put them in concentration camps, like her friend David Yerushalmi advocates. Turn this country into a militarized state which hunts down Muslims or turns them into “good” Americans.
Geller is no doubt declaiming to the world media that her PhobeFest was a shrine of devotion to free speech. That what she was doing was in the finest tradition of our sacred First Amendment. It’s all a sack of (&$*. Geller has been poking the bear for years hoping for this sort of response. Now she has it. She was the Jewish version of Pastor Terry Jones. He burned Qurans, she insulted the Prophet.
Now, she’s created a Muslim version of Anders Breivik. She’s become Theo Van Gogh without having to die in the process. She’s now automatically become an illiterate version of Salman Rushdie. Personal bodyguards will follow her everywhere. What an orgy of delight she must feel.
But I warn the U.S. authorities: Pam Geller is a danger to herself and to any community in which she appears. She’s a latter day version of Father Coughlin. In the 1940s, the Catholic Church was able to rein in the rabble-rousing pro-Nazi cleric. There is no corresponding power which can moderate Pam Geller.
But know that she is not a moral crusader. She is not a kook. She is not an aberration. She is a movement. She is dangerous. She is hate. She will bring more death as sure as I’m writing this. Meir Kahane was the same sort of flamethrowing hatemonger. Look at his fate. Do something before it’s too late. Don’t let her become a martyr. Instead, make her irrelevant.
Years ago I wrote this Paean to Pam. It’s worth rereading.
In case anyone has concerns about why I featured this poster, note that it has nothing to do with Islam or Muhammad. It is nothing but two-bit propaganda and provocation. Can you imagine an artist drawing a picture of Jesus Christ painting himself as God? It’s preposterous, not to mention insulting or even blasphemous. But Christians don’t understand this. They should. I want people to see how idiotic her efforts are–in the flesh, as it were.