Pamela Geller and the cartoon controversy

It was the perfect ambush. Hold a contest to draw caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad, have heavily armed security waiting, and when the jihadists show up with their weapons, kill them on the spot. This is the perfect way of dealing with this problem. You draw them out so no others in the community are harmed, no accusations of killing innocents, children, old people, or any of the other types of human shields that terrorists regularly use on their battlefield, only the bad guys who want to kill us, are the only ones ending up dead. So easily identified because they are walking in with AR 15s, flak jackets and combat fatigues.

I don’t think they are coming in for lunch.

This is what Pamela Geller and her group, “the American freedom defense initiative,” did in Garland Texas recently. They held a “Prophet Mohammad cartoon contest.” Like bringing cockroaches out of the dark with food scraps, nothing draws murdering Muslims to a party like drawing pictures of Mohammed. As expected two Jihadists showed up planning to take some innocent people with them. Turns out, they didn’t get the chance. Geller’s group under no illusions unlike some other Americans, hired extra security expecting trouble. And, Jihad didn’t disappoint. They showed up. Now they are dead.

The event location was a good choice  by the way. Texas is an example of how all Americans should be acting in this dangerous world that we are living in. They don’t take “no” shit from “no” body. You combine that Texas swagger with the courage and conviction of a Pamela Geller and you have one potent jihadist killing Machine.

I don’t want to give any false impressions. I’m sure Ms. Geller did not plan on that happening, but at the same time, she knew that this would anger those that hate us anyway. So, they were prepared.

Ms. Geller, and her partner in crime, Robert Spencer have sacrificed their own anonymity and safety by speaking out for many years since 9-11 against the rise of Jihad in the west. They have done the dirty work protecting free speech, while the rest of us just cheer them on from the sidelines.

Take a look at Robert Spencer’s website, He tracks Jihadist attacks, where they are, and who they are, everywhere in the world.

Geller is ahead of the curve with this kind of action. So many stay away from the cartoon controversy, and want nothing to do with it because it puts their lives in danger. South Park, the NY times, various news broadcasts and commentators will not show depictions of the Prophet in caricature. Charlie Hebdo, Theo Van gogh, and by extension Jews in a Parisian deli, have paid the ultimate price for insulting the Prophet according to the Jihad creed for many years since 9-11 against the rise of Jihad in the west. They have done the dirty work protecting free speech, while the rest of us just cheer them on from the sidelines.

Not so, Pamela Geller. Her message is clear. You are not going to destroy my right to free speech. You want to kill me over it. We will stand against you until you are either dead or gone. Our government won’t do it. Our president is too scared or complicit with the idea of creating a Jihadist atmosphere in western societies. Choose which ever accusation you want. Both fit equally on Barack Obama. He won’t do it, so we will have to.

I think Ms. Geller has the right idea. We should set up cartoon contests of drawing the Prophet  in every city of the United States. Arm the security with everything they need and just sit and wait for them to come. Kill them our way instead of trying to figure out how to get along with them like or clueless president.

But, not all are cheering Geller’s idea of how to promote free speech. I have heard from many corners of the media criticizing  Geller’s contest, calling her “controversial,” “a trouble maker,” “a lightning rod.” Doug Macintyre after using some of those descriptions also said on his radio show on KABC in Los Angeles, “she is passionate about free speech and unwilling to yield any territory to the extremists who would kill for drawing the Prophet Mohammad.” We can all learn something from Pamela Geller.

Let’s analyze Ms. Geller’s actions and see how much of a “trouble maker” she really is. Two Jihadists are dead who never had the chance to kill innocent Americans. They injured one unarmed security guard in the ankle in the firefight but no one died, except them. If Ms. Geller had not held her contest, those Muslims would  have eventually chosen a different target to hit, maybe a grocery store, a shopping mall, or just opened fire on the most crowded intersection in Houston. Isn’t it better doing it the Geller way, set them up, wait for them to come and kill them when they do? Yep, the perfect ambush.

Pamela Geller might just be the strongest advocate for free speech in America today. She could take it as a middle name she is so passionate about it. Pamela “free speech” Geller.

This war, unlike other wars, is not just “over there.” It isn’t just in Mosul, or Damascus, or Jerusalem. It’s also in Omaha, Sydney and L.A. It was our mistake to let them in, now we have to be the ones to take them out.

Visit Pamela’s website at and follow her on twitter @atlasshrugs or @pamelageller.  Give her your support. If you live anywhere in the free world she is doing it for you.

God Bless Pamela Geller and all who think like her.


Hey, and while you are visiting their websites take a look at mine also. articles and op eds on the Middle East, Jihad, scholarly works, fiction, reviews. Its a work in progress.

About the Author
Larry Hart has been writing and commenting on Jewish issues since 1985. His body is in the U.S., but his heart is in Israel.
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