Since the terrorist attack in Garland, Texas on Sunday the liberal elites have been attacking organizers Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer. Liberal activists have even suggested that Geller and Spencer “asked for it.”
Meanwhile, the Islamists unabashedly argue that Geller should be killed for her actions.
Today Pamela Geller responded to critics in an opinion piece in TIME Magazine.
This is a war.
You can try to avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. The shootings in Garland, Paris, and Copenhagen targeting defenders of free speech, and the raging jihad across the Middle East, Africa, and Europe, are the disastrous consequences of avoiding reality.
I encourage all Americans to watch the videos of the Garland event and see what Islamic supremacists wish to silence: basic, elemental free speech arguments.
But we are unbowed. Even when the venue was in lockdown and hundreds of attendees were ushered down into the auditorium, the crowd was singing the Star Spangled Banner and G-d Bless America. In the face of fear, they were staunchly and uniquely American.
To learn who rules over you, simply find out whom you cannot criticize. If the international media had run the Danish cartoons back in 2005, none of this could have happened. The jihadis wouldn’t have been able to kill everyone. But by self-censoring, the media gave the jihadis the power they have today.
We must take back our freedom.
As Glenn Reynolds says: “Read the whole thing. I like her. She fights. And she is asking the right questions.”