- - Thursday, May 7, 2015

On Sunday, jihadist Muslims attacked the draw Muhammad competition in Garland, Texas. Outspoken liberty activist Pamela Geller had organized the event. ISIS has now claimed credit for the attack. Its claim was bolstered by tweets made by the two now-dead jihadists.

The left has slammed Pamela Geller saying that she provoked the action of the jihadists. Now ISIS is claiming it will kill Pamela Geller.

I am Pamela Geller. Je suis Pamela Geller. Ich bin Pamela Geller.

The Islamists say we cannot draw pictures of Muhammad. This is America. We can and we will.

When we kowtow to the radicals and let them dictate the terms of free speech, we have surrendered to their evil. Our Founding Fathers fought this in 1776 and every generation of Americans since then has sacrificed since then to preserve that freedom.

Many on the left are blaming Pamela Geller. Many in the media are blaming her for the attack. One major newspaper offered the following headline: “Event organizer offers no apology after thwarted attack in Texas.”

Seventh-century savages attack an event protected by the U.S. Constitution and the liberal media expects her to apologize?

Where were they in 1987? Back then, an alleged artist named Serrano presented photos of a crucifix in urine. The left defended the alleged artist’s rights of free expression. The word alleged has to be used here so that real artists are not defamed.

In 1996, another alleged artist, Chris Ofili, who is British, created a work called “The Holy Virgin Mary,” which featured an image of the Virgin Mary mixed with elephant dung and pornographic images. The left again went to bat for another alleged artist.

Apparently the standard is, if the art offends Christians it is fine but not if it offends Islamists.

This is a fight about liberty and a fight about the future of civilization. We cannot allow the jihadist veto of free speech, freedom of religion, freedom of expression or a free press.

Pamela Gellar said, “If we surrender on that point and stop drawing Muhammad, we’ve established a precedent of surrendering to violent sharia enforcement, and once established, we will be made to reinforce it again and again.”

If we surrender to the jihadists on the issue of drawing Muhammad, what is next? Do we allow Islamic law to be imposed? Do we have bans on pork and alcohol? Do we force women to wear burkas? Do we now enforce segregation of schools by gender? Do we allow female genital mutilation or child rape/marriage because it is allowed in Islam?

Islam and Western democracy are totally and fundamentally incompatible. Freedom and liberty are concepts that are anathema to Islam. Islam does not simply teach that there can be no other gods before their god; there can be no other system. There can be no competing ideas.

The jihadists now want to kill Pamela Geller. It doesn’t matter now whether people agree or disagree with the idea of the draw Muhammad contest. Real Americans cannot allow constitutionally protected speech to be silenced by terrorists with AK-47s.

Every real American must stand today with Pamela Geller.

Today, I am Pamela Geller.


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