Apparently an update is required on the blogwar against Atlas that is being waged by vultures with an altogether nefarious agenda. It's not important, because these bottomfeeders just bang keyboards and jockey for position on the bottom of the food chain. But to be clear .......
I stand by my concern about the increasing antisemitism in the ranks of the admins at the EDL. We have no intention of breaking with the EDL if they purge these antisemitic elements. If they do not, they will be finished as a force for good in England. I was immediately reassured that these rogue elements would be routed out. End of story. This campaign to gang up on Geller by small "counter-jihadists" trying to make a name for themselves clearly is motivated by something enitrely different. Something very ugly and transparent.
We applaud those who stand against this kind of poison. As John Jay wrote, "Pamela Geller did not cause any problems in the EDL; she simply recognized them. And this fact was admitted, endorsed, recognized and a promise adduced by Tommy Robinson to fix it."
And Brian of London said: "Pamela is one of the stalwarts of the counter Jihad. She’s doing great work over in America and I don’t like the way in which she was personally attacked (along with Robert Spencer) over this."
Calling attention to a problem is not a crime. We are not the problem. There can be no compromise with antisemitic elements in the EDL or anywhere else. As Ayn Rand said, "In any compromise between food and poison, it is only death that can win. In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit."
I understand that several people have asked that their names be removed from the list of signers of Gates of Vienna's "Open Letter to Pamela Geller." They are to be commended for righting a wrong. Get the facts, first. Many of those who have signed have not a cursory knowledge of what actually happened.
Many good people have written in support and defense of me in GoV's recent attack (their entire front page was attacking me in one giant hot mess). I am not sure who he is working for or why, but it's not kosher. That's for shiz.
Here is a partial list of people and groups that support our position. Considering that it is the holiday weekend, this is an extraordinary outpouring of support, and we are grateful.
- Zilla of the Resistance
- Big Fur Hat, I Own The World
- Oleg, Peoples Cube
- Anders Gravers, SIOE, Stop Islamisation of Europe
- Pavel Chernev, presidential candidate, Bulgaria
- Stephen Gash, Stop Islamisation of England
- SIOE Austria
- SIOE Bosnia Herzegovina
- SIOE Bulgaria
- SIOE Denmark
- SIOE England
- SIOE Faroe Islands
- SIOE France
- SIOE Germany
- SIOE Italy
- SIOE Norway
- SIOE Poland
- SIOE Serbia
- SIOE Spain
- SIOE Republik Srpska
- SIOE Sweden
- SIOE International (all in all 31,833 followers)
- Devorah Hoffman, Israel Defense Initiative
- Bo Rightwing, Danish Defence League
- Boudica BPI
- Grendel Report
- Kaj Mikkelsen, Kamik-Scandinavia United
- John Jay, Summer Patriot, Winter Soldier
- Logan's Warning
- Rich Davis, West Chester Victory Movement
- American Sheepdogs
- Vigilant Squirrel Brigade
- No Mosques At Ground Zero
- The Silent Majority
- DC Watson
- Conny Axel Meier, BÜRGERBEWEGUNG PAX EUROPA
- Sheik Yer’mami, Winds of Jihad
- Amil Imani
- Katie O’Malley, AnyStreet Organization
- Jonathan, Confidential Reporter
- Mathews V. George, India
- Joseph Zaalishvili, Georgia (former Soviet Republic)
- Pamela Hall, SIOA New York
- Urban Infidel
- James Lafferty, SIOA, Virginia
- Larissa Scott, SIOA, Florida
- Dave Heckert, SIOA, Alaska
- Atlas Shrugs
- Jihad Watch
- Mr. Pinko from iOwnTheWorld.com
- VAST, the Virginia Anti-Sharia task force
- Andrea Lafferty, President of the Traditional Values Coalition
- Knuckledraggin my life away
- The Anti Jihadist at Pedestrian Infidel
- Stephanie, Newstime.co.nz (New Zealand)
- Monika Kaufmann, Germany.
- Robert Stacy Macain
- Marked Manner
- Kafir at American Jingoist
- Razor Sharp Claws
- Puma by Design
- American Glob
- Holger Awakens
- Bare Naked Islam
- Barry Sommer of Islam Today Oregon
- Narain Kataria, the President of the Indian American Intellectuals Forum.
- Matt of Conservative Hideout
- Philip Daniels scholar of Islamic history and exegesis,
- That's so Haram
- Salah of Cross Muslims
- Nanette Rayman-Rivera
- Ali Sina of Faith Freedom International, says here,
- Ivan Winters
- Donald, Great American blog.
- Sherab Zango of Truth Freedom Tradition
- Imran Firasat, Mundo in Islam, Spain
- TeresaAmerica posts
- Deborah with Act for America, Las Vegas, Nevada
- Aslaug Ruotsalainen, Denmark
- MidnightWatcher's Blogspot
- Fay Withers, ACT! for America California
- Ken Kirkland - Zion's Trumpet
- Maria S, Dodo
- Dr. Nancy Bonus, American Values
UPDATE 3:46 pm: DaTechGuy just called. He stands in support of us.
UPDATE: 3:48 pm: Mr. Pinko from iOwnTheWorld.com
UPDATE: 4:48 pm: VAST, the Virginia Anti-Sharia task force, stands with us
Andrea Lafferty, President of the Traditional Values Coalition
UPDATE: Timeline here. Curious, no?
UPDATE 6:00 pm: Knuckledraggin my life away "has our back"
UPDATE 6:33 pm: The Anti Jihadist at Pedestrian Infidel
UPDATE 6:42 pm: Stephanie, Newstime.co.nz (New Zealand)
UPDATE 6:46 pm: Monika Kaufmann joins us from Germany.
UPDATE 7:04 pm: The intrepid, maverick journalist Robert S. McCain stands with us and writes: "When it comes to Genesis 12:3, I alway err on the side of caution, a policy that has stood me in good stead with the Almighty heretofore, and which I would be a fool to abandon now." -- RSM
UPDATE: I am deeply moved. Thank you. While we asked a few people that we work if they wanted to sign on, the overwhelming majority volunteered and/or wrote to us.
UPDATE: Spencer has this on the man who has taken to calling me Humpty Dumpty. Could his motive be more transparent?
It is important to note that while we asked some people we worked with to sign on, the great majority of the above list came on their own volition. The "Baron" at Gates of Vienna writes: "For the record: I sent out no emails soliciting support for our open letter." For the record, I received this earlier today from a prominent blogger whom I had asked to sign our statement: "People on the other side of this current feud have contacted me as well." Of course, the "Baron" no doubt had other people contact this person, keeping his statement strictly, albeit Jesuitically, true.
Oh, what tangled web liars weave.
UPDATE 7:30 pm: The deelish Sisu adds her name and blog to the growing army of giants standing against the lilluputian forces of hate and personal destruction.
UPDATE 7:47 pm: Marked Manner "totally supports our stance."
UPDATE: Tommy Robinson has been a mensch all through this, in acknowledging that there is a problem that needs to be addressed, instead of denying it and shooting the messenger, like the writers of this "Open Letter." Tommy contacted me at 5PM today and let me know that Hel Gower is not an EDL admin. He said that she deals with media requests and arranges meetings for him.
UPDATE 8:10 pm: Kafir at American Jingoist stands with us.
UPDATE 8:15 pm: Razor Sharp Claws stands shoulder to shoulder.
UPDATE 8:19 pm: Puma by Design is on our side.
UPDATE 9:20 pm: American Glob stands firm (no pun intended).
UPDATE 9:39 pm: Counter jihadist Holger Awakens stands with us.
UPDATE 10:25 pm: Despite being asked by GoV to sign their "open Geller letter" (and they said they sent out no emails begging for signatures), the cutting edge counter-jihad blogger Bare Naked Islam asked to join our list of supporters. She told me:
"Gates of Vienna asked me to sign his letter and I refused."
UPDATE 12:04AM: Barry Sommer of Islam Today Oregon stands with us also.
UPDATE 12:15AM: Now joining us and most welcome is Narain Kataria, the President of the Indian American Intellectuals Forum.
UPDATE: 12:51 am: Matt of Conservative Hideout wants to add his blog to the list.
UPDATE 1:34 am: Philip Daniel (scholar of Islamic history and exegesis, blogger at The Blogmocracy) "After reading over your blogpost, alongside having considered other material from diverse sources -- now, following a period of deep introspection on this issue, I've made my decision, rendered my verdict. I know I'm going to receive a great deal of flack over this from certain quarters, but add me to your list of supporters."
UPDATE 7:32 am: UNCOVERAGE.net 'stands with Pamela'
UPDATE 12:27pm: Salah of Cross Muslims stands with us
UPDATE: On Jul 4, 2011, at 12:19 PM, Nanette Rayman-Rivera removed her signature from the open letter and signed on as well.
We are all fighting on the same front and must remain united. What was the point of that defamatory and injurious Open Letter? What is the gain except causing division among ourselves and weakening our own position? Is this done intentionally or out of ignorance?
Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer have been at the forefront of our war against Islamic invasion. They are invaluable and irreplaceable. This Open Letter is inspired by either maliciousness or foolishness. Instead of solving the problem it causes a crisis.
Pamela has nothing to apologize for in expressing her legitimate concerns. Instead, those who slandered her and wrote that vicious Open Letter have to apologize.
Faith Freedom International stands behind all those who strive in our righteous fight against Islamic Jihad. I am proud to be counted among the supporters of Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer.
UPDATE 1:14 pm: From Ivan Winters, regarding GoV letter:
I am disgusted by the behaviour of the 'Baron' at GoV. My apologies to you (again) which I already put on your comments screen in the public domain (including my full name - not a pseudonym). I wrote my first comment having been mislead by the 'Aeneas' letter complete with loads of impressive signatories before I saw the Tommy Robinson statement. Turns out those signatories were about as valid as Obama's Birth Certificate. As soon as I realised the facts I publicly apologised.
Please add my name to the signatories to your recent statement
UPDATE 1:54: Sherab Zango of Truth Freedom Tradition stands with us.
UPDATE: 12:18 PM Pavel Chernev, presidential candidate, Bulgaria stands with us.
UPDATE: 2:23 pm: Imran Firasat, Mundo in Islam in Spain signs on in support.
UPDATE 2:30 pm: TeresAmerica posts on her support here.
UPDATE: 3:23: "Please add my name to your list of supporters," Deborah with Act for America, Las Vegas, Nevada.
UPDATE 5:36pm: Aslaug Ruotsalainen writes in support from Denmark.
UPDATE July 5th 6:36 am: MidnightWatcher's Blogspot supports us.
UPDATE 6:45: "We're behind you!" Faye ~ Benicia, CA & ACT! for America
UPDATE 6:50 pm: Zion's Trumpet stands with you. Ken Kirkland - Zion's Trumpet
UPDATE: Forgive me for not keeping up -- thank you, thank you, thank you. I am overwhelmed.
Maria S of Dodo stands stands with us.
and so does the Dr. Nancy Bonus, American Values
UPDATE: Read this, Roberta Moore's statement on behalf of the EDL.