Saluting Pamela Geller: a Champion of Liberty
Tragically, during these times of great peril, truth is sacrificed by the politically correct, the myopic self-serving in the liberally dominated media, and the ruling class. Against this backdrop, a women of great courage and integrity labors tirelessly in speaking the truth and in the defense of liberty
Pamela Geller's work in objectively revealing the true nature of Islam makes her a valued champion and defender of human dignity with liberty for all, and in particular for women as longstanding victims of Islamic misogyny.
Geller methodically sheds light on the dark nature of Islamic beliefs and the barbaric practices involving the abuse of women in all ways, such as honor-killing, female genital mutilation, child sex-trafficking, forced child brides, severe abuse of homosexuals, and much more under stone-age sharia law. Her work upholds and defends the ideals of human rights.
Liberty-loving people of America and the world over owe a debt of gratitude to Pamela Geller for valiantly exposing the racist and supremacist nature of Islam, for fearlessly braving ground others dare not tread. Yet what does she get in return? A vicious and dirty hate campaign from jihadist apologists, fraudsters like the Southern Poverty Law Center, assorted left-wing whacko groups, and even some Jewish organizations like the ADL, who should know better -- not to mention many threats by the Allah-following fanatics, simply because she speaks the truth about Islam.
If telling the truth about Islam is Islam-bashing, then Geller is guilty.
The fact is that the self-righteous Islamist villains, their leftist apologists, and their paid mercenaries do not trouble themselves to prove Geller wrong. Why is it that they do not disprove her naked truth about Islam?
True to form, these critics shower Geller with all kinds of unspeakable epithets. Some of the more "civil" Muslims play the victim card. These latter types let out a hue and cry to the effect that they and their religion are smeared and victimized by people like Pamela. They accuse her of being a divisive racist who enjoys slandering Islam. For good measure, they also label her a Zionist in the pay of Israel and Israeli lobbies. Who is bashing whom?
Human nature is also the culprit, in part. We humans are attracted to hate like flies are to honey. Hate is an easy sell. It gathers up the person's or the group's frustrations, anxieties, fears, paranoia, and many other negative emotions in one handy bundle and hurls it all at a convenient target. History is replete with instances of hate energizing the masses into the commission of small- and large-scale atrocities.
Truth is not always welcome and can often be greatly disturbing. But truth is the best weapon against evil and falsehood. When Geller points out the horrifying teachings of the Quran, she does not make them up. She cites Surahs from the Muslim Holy Book -- Surahs and words that exhort Muslims to carry out all kinds of evil deeds against non-Muslims.
The truth is, Pamela Geller is a heroine of our era. Heroes appear when circumstances call upon them. Heroes are those extraordinary people who stand up against evil at great peril to themselves.
In addition to her distinguished résumé, "Pamela Geller has broken numerous important stories -- notably the questionable and illegal foreign sources of some of the financing of the Obama campaign, the anti-Semitic posts on Obama's website, Obama's political organizing in public school classrooms, ACORN's destruction of Republican voter registrations, and many more. She has also been a staunch leader of the nationwide campaign against the Ground Zero mosque."
Western people with their heads firmly encased in the cocoon of liberalism -- the idea of live and let live -- fail to see that Islam is anathema to the notion. Muslim sects do not grant even each other a modicum of tolerance. Muslims kill other Muslims on a daily basis, all in the name of Islam. They vie with one another to convert the world to their form of caliphate. They do all this while also taking advantage of non-Muslim naiveté and destroying the God-given gift of liberty.
The late courageous journalist Oriana Fallaci once said, "Western elites -- government and media -- are paralyzed by fear, afraid to speak out against the life-destroying aspects of Sharia law that Islamic jihadists want to impose on the rest of the world. The risk of offending Muslims is, in their calculus, apparently greater than the risk of national or civilizational suicide."
Why does all this happen? In her speech Fallaci explained that it was to a great degree because "truth inspires fear." When one hears the truth, one can only be silent or join the cause. It is a call to a personal revolution, an upheaval, a departure -- perhaps forever -- from a life of ease and comfort. So most will prefer not to hear the truth -- in no small part because of the difficulty of living up to it. Yet the real heroes, Fallaci said, are "those who raise their voices against anathemas and persecution, while most succumb -- and with their silence give their approval to the civil death of those who spoke out."
Like Fallaci, Pamela Geller is a voice of rare courage. "I am not as young and energetic as you are, I am hopelessly ill. I shall not last long," said Fallaci in her latter days. And when she departed from us, she only hoped men and women of courage would rise up and continue her legacy. One can only thank God that people like Pamela Gellar have risen up and spoken the truth, no matter how bitter.
Pamela Geller has been sounding the alarm for a number of years about radical Islam and jihadists' imminent deadly threats. While America is the last haven of hope where liberty can reign, the Islamic jihadists draw heavily from their treasury flush with oil extortion money to bribe politicians and hire mercenaries to further their evil objectives.
As an ex-Muslim and a proud coworker of the same cause as Geller's, I salute this courageous defender of liberty. I urge all freedom-lovers to do the same, and to join her ranks to stem the tide of Islamic tyranny.
I have experienced firsthand the pall that Islam casts on the life of the individual and society. From cradle to grave, Islam imposes its oppressive, intolerant, and deathly dogma without let-up. This archaic, primitive belief of over 1,400 years ago has been and continues to be at war with valiant people who refuse to lend their necks to its yoke.
I have tasted Islamic poison and imbibed from the chalice of liberty. Islam aims to reclaim me and force the rest of mankind into its bondage and rob us all of the treasure of liberty. I am with Patrick Henry and Pamela Geller: "Give me liberty or give me death."