Journalism is dead in the corrupt and useless mainstream media.
The Washington Post did a piece on CAIR's attack on free speech and truth. AP reporter Erik Schelzig contacted me for comment on CAIR's lies and slander. Here is what I wrote to Schelzig. Not one word of my statement made it into the WaPo report, and nowhere is CAIR identified an unindicted co-conspirator, Hamas-linked Muslim Brotherhood proxy.
This is a deliberate campaign to smear me and the tea parties with one stone. Here is the email exchange between me and the AP reporter.
I'm a reporter with The Associated Press doing a story on CAIR's
demands that Panel Geller be dropped from this weekend's Tennessee Tea
Party Convention in Gatlinburg. They say SIOA is a hate group and
should not be represented. Any response?
From: Writeatlas@aol.com <Writeatlas@aol.com>
To: Schelzig, Erik
Sent: Thu May 20 18:44:08 2010
Subject: It's Pamela Geller
Erik, SIOA is one of America’s foremost organizations defending human rights, religious liberty, and the freedom of speech against Islamic supremacist intimidation and attempts to bring elements of Sharia to the United States.
CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator (Holy Land trial), Hamas linked front for the Muslim Brotherhood in the United States.Yours in liberty,
From: "Schelzig, Erik" <firstname.lastname@example.org>Date: Fri, 21 May 2010 13:08:50 -0400To: <Writeatlas@aol.com>Subject: Re: It's Pamela Geller
Thanks for contacting me. Was hoping to get a comment from you on CAIR's allegation that yours is a "hate group." I assume you reject this, but wanted to get direct response.
From: email@example.comDate: Fri, 21 May 2010 17:52:26 +0000To: Schelzig, Erik<firstname.lastname@example.org>Subject: Re: It's Pamela Geller
Ah, I thought I did.
CAIR characterizes the defense of free speech, the freedom of conscience, and equality of rights for women -- all of which are denied by islamic law -- as "hate." I don't.
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Here's the article:
Tenn. tea party won't drop speaker for Islam views Washington Post
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tea party organizers will not drop a speaker from a Tennessee convention this weekend despite calls from a national Muslim rights group that considers her anti-Islamic.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations had urged that Pamela Geller be cut from the Tennessee Tea Party Convention in Gatlinburg over her views on Muslims. Washington-based CAIR said in a release Thursday that it objects to Pamela Geller's presentation titled "The Threat of Islam."
Convention organizer Anthony Shreeve said in an e-mail Friday that Geller will speak despite those concerns.
"We will not follow any request from CAIR," Shreeve said. "We also believe in the right to freedom of speech as given to us by our U.S. Constitution."
Geller heads a group called Stop Islamization of America.
"CAIR is trying to get good, decent Americans in the Tennessee Tea Party to crush free speech by dropping me," Geller wrote on her blog.
The Gatlinburg meeting has been organized by a coalition of more than 30 tea party groups around the state that chafed at the goals and price tag of a national tea party convention held in Nashville in February.
The registration fee for the Gatlinburg event is $30, while the Nashville event that featured a speech by former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin cost $549.
Grass roots activists have criticized Nashville event organizer Judson Phillips' leadership of the Tea Party Nation for being too closely tied with the Republican Party and for designating the group a for-profit organization.
Phillips' group has scheduled a "National Tea Party Unity Convention" in Las Vegas in July.
The Gatlinburg meeting features a keynote speech from U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, and a debate among Tennessee gubernatorial candidates.
Nothing on CAIR's background. Here are some fast CAIR facts:
Several officials convicted of terror offenses -- notably Ghassan Elashi,
founder of CAIR's texas chapter, who was involved in the Holy Land Foundation
Hamas funding case, and Randall Ismail Royer, CAIR's former national
communications director, who was one of the Virginia paintball jihadists
training to fight in Afghanistan against us forces. There have been
CAIR officials have repeatedly and consistently refused to condemn Hamas and Hizballah as terrorist groups.
CAIR has opposed virtually every antiterror measure introduced since 911. It was involved in the flying imams case when the imams attempted to sue the passengers who reported them -- an attempt which, if successful, would have intimidated people and made them afraid to report suspicious behavior by Muslims for fear of getting sued.
CAIR's cofounder and director Nihad Awad has declared his support for Hamas. Before CAIR he and the other cofounder, Omar Ahmad, were with the Islamic Association for Palestine, which has since been closed down as a Hamas front. CAIR was named an unindicted coconspirator in the Holy Land Foundation jihad charity case, which involved funding for Hamas.
Omar Ahmad and CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper have both made Islamic supremacist statements about how they want to see the US ruled by Islamic law, which denies free speech, the freedom of conscience, and equality of rights for women and non-Muslims.