UPDATE: Christine O'Donnell has caved to Salon. No, this is not satire. She actually removed my endorsement from her endorsement page. That took, what? Five minutes? Unbelievable, caving to the crazies at Salon whose currency is destroying voices of reason. It is a pity that a "maverick" and "outsider" would lack any spine and exhibit such incredible political cowardice. ENDORSEMENT WITHDRAWN. It's a shame that this is the quality of people we have representing us against the Obama machine. How can we win?
How afraid they are of one little Jewish bigmouth with a blog in New Jack City.
The lies are being repeated every day now. Today Salon has this in a post complaining that Christine O'Donnell has me listed on her endorsements page:
Pamela Geller, the main instigator in this summer's anti-mosque frenzy, is a bigoted conspiracy theorist. She's a liar and probably slightly insane. She regularly compares Muslims to Nazis. Geller's called Barack Obama's birth certificate a forgery, and Obama a Muslim. She published a lengthy "investigation" on her site in 2008 claiming that Obama's father was actually Malcolm X. And Charles Johnson recently documented her many ties to far-right neo-fascist movements in Europe. Johnson has examples of Geller defending white supremacists and even genocidal war criminals.
She's not the sort of person whose endorsement you want to advertise.
Going to libelblogger Charles Johnson as a source is not going to get you high scores for accuracy. "Defending white supremacists and even genocidal war criminals"? If you look at Johnson's "evidence," you won't find anything showing me doing either one. And in fact, I've done just the opposite:
FALSE CHARGE: Pamela Geller defended South African apartheid advocate Eugene Terreblanche.
In reality, I wrote this about Terreblanche: “Insofar as my sanctioning of white supremacists in South Africa -- that is a blatant libel….I vehemently disagree with Terre’blanche’s ideas…”
FALSE CHARGE: Pamela Geller has expressed support for accused war criminal Radovan Karadzic.
Actually, I posted a piece that said quite clearly: “I am not defending Radovan Karadzic...”
What does Johnson have? That I oppose the murders of whites in South Africa and the jihad in the Balkans. In his twisted mind, that means I really support Terreblanche and Karadzic. Johnson's hatred is driving him mad.
And here is more about the Salon paragraph above:
FALSE CHARGE: Pamela Geller claims that Barack Obama is the illegitimate son of Malcolm X.
Actually, this statement from me heads the actual post in question: “The ‘Atlas says that Barack Obama is Malcolm X’s love child’ charge has gone viral among leftards and lizards. The only problem with it is that it is false. I am not the author of this post, and I posted it because the writer did a spectacular job documenting Obama’s many connections with the Far Left. The Malcolm X claim is one minor part of this story, and was of interest to me principally as part of the writer’s documentation that Stanley Ann Dunham could not have been where the Obama camp says she was at various times. I do not believe that Barack Obama is Malcolm X’s love child, and never did -- but there remain many, many unanswered questions about his early life and upbringing.”
And comparing Muslims to Nazis? I don't have to do that. The Mufti of Jerusalem, Hajj Amin Al-Husseini, did it for me when he lived in Berlin during World War II, befriended Himmler, met with Hitler, spoke on Nazi radio to the Arab world, and helped ensure the murder of several hundred thousand Jews by making sure they weren't deported to the Holy Land but were instead sent to the camps.
Here are some more rebuttals to the big lies that are going around now:
FALSE CHARGE: Pamela Geller called for a boycott of Campbell’s Soup over its introduction of a halal food line.
Actually, I have objected to Campbell’s getting halal certification from the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), a group with ties to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood.
FALSE CHARGE: Pamela Geller “posted doctored pictures of Elena Kagan, the Supreme Court justice, in a Nazi helmet.”
This was a single satirical photoshop image, posted after it was revealed that Kagan had cited in her thesis a German Marxist who became a Nazi when Hitler took power.
FALSE CHARGE: Pamela Geller said that “a young Barack Obama slept with ‘a crack whore.’”
Actually, in that post I was making a point about journalistic bias, noting that liberal journalists do not hunt down unsubstantiated rumors about liberal candidates such as Obama with anything approaching the zeal they bring to investigations of rumors about conservatives.
FALSE CHARGE: Pamela Geller bought bus ads in several cities, encouraging people to leave Islam.
In reality, I bought bus ads offering aid to people threatened with death for wanting to leave Islam.
FALSE CHARGE: Pamela Geller is anti-Muslim.
I have said that this is “a slanderous slur and it’s unfair….I believe that Muslims are more victimized by Islamic supremacists than even non-Muslims.”
FALSE CHARGE: Pamela Geller has defended former Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic.
Actually I have never defended Milosevic at all; she has only expressed skepticism about some of the claims made about Serbian concentration camps – a skepticism that many journalists and historians share.
FALSE CHARGE: Pamela Geller posted a video suggesting that Muslims have sex with goats.
Atlas Shrugs often features satire; this item was put up in error and was removed within moments of being put up. It is worth noting, however, that the Muslim groups that have complained about this Atlas Shrugs post have never gone on record complaining about the Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran, who wrote: “It is loathsome to eat the meat of horse and mule and donkey and if somebody makes coitus with them, that is an intercourse, they become unlawful and they must be taken out of the city and sold elsewhere. If they have intercourse with a cow and sheep and camel their urine and dung becomes unclean and drinking their milk will also be unlawful and they must be killed and burned without delay, and the person who had intercourse with them must pay money to the owner. Further, if he had intercourse with any beast its milk becomes unlawful.”
FALSE CHARGE: Pamela Geller has partnered with the neo-Nazi Vlaams Belang party in Belgium.
In reality, I attended a conference in 2007 that was also attended by Filip Dewinter of Vlaams Belang. This is the extent of their “partnership,” which is non-existent. The Vlaams Belang is actually the only pro-Israel party in Belgium, and has no neo-Nazi policies of any kind. The charges about me and the Vlaams Belang were an attempt to halt transatlantic counter-jihad cooperation.
FALSE CHARGE: Pamela Geller has partnered with the white supremacist neo-fascist English Defence League.
The English Defence League came onto the scene after the grotesque attack on returning British soldiers by Muslims in Luton. (More here.) Anyone with an ounce of decency would stand with the EDL. They are accused of having neo-Nazis and racists in their ranks, but actually they expel anyone who manifests such tendencies; they have Hindus and Sikhs among their ranks, and even boast a Jewish Division.
Attacks on the West, the Jews, and unbelievers in general are ongoing and relentless; yet no media or political elites dare to speak about the open Jew-hatred and calls for genocide at the pro-Palestinian rallies in Europe and America against Operation Cast Lead in January 2009. Instead, the media focuses on EDL rallies, concentrating on rumors and fringe characters who attach themselves to the group before being expelled. The media never covers the actual speeches, positions, and people of the EDL. They hold the EDL to an impossible standard, while holding the Muslims and Leftists to no standard at all: no matter how barbaric the Left’s rallies get, the media covers for them.
FALSE CHARGE: Pamela Geller has "compared building the Islamic cultural center near ground zero to building a Ku Klux Klan 'shrine' near a black church in Alabama."
In reality, I was making the simple point that religious liberty does not give any group the right to build any structure anywhere it wants, and pointing out that some structures would be inappropriate at some locations.