The review is a badge of honor. My favorite one yet!
Marjan Asi of Press TV, Iran's Islamic propaganda network (my, my there are a lot of those these days), did a hit piece on my new book, Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance (shocka), so you know it's really good.
Ibrahim Hooper of the Hamas-linked CAIR was interviewed extensively for the book and he hates it, so you know it's good for you! Hooper's objective is the islamization of America. He has previously staated that he wants the “government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future” and he always downplays threat of Islamic extremism and declines to condemn Islamic terrorist groups.
"I wouldn't want to create the impression that I wouldn't like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future," he told the Minneapolis Star Tribune in a 1993 interview.
Ten years later, in 2003, Hooper stated that if Muslims were ever to become a numerical majority in the U.S., they would likely seek to replace the Constitution with Islamic law (Sharia), which they view as divinely inspired and thus superior to all other legal systems. (more here)
The freak from the uber-left Southern Poverty Law Center, ranked as one of the leading threats to freedom in our AFDI Threats Index named in my book, was also interviewed. Very balanced, Asi.
I, too, was interviewed by Marjan Asi, the ethical reporter with oodles of integrity, but she never used any of it saying, "it was too late to use." I responded that day (within hours).
Here was our exchange which she did not run -- biased much, Asi?
Marjan Asi - Why did you decide to write this book? What is the main message/basic conclusions and how did you reach them?
Geller - I decided to write this book to show free people how to defend their freedom. The main message is that we can and must work to defend the freedom of speech, the freedom of conscience, and the equality of rights of women, as they are under threat, and that we can do so by various legal and peaceful means.
Marjan Asi - What is wrong with government outreach toward American Muslim organizations? What proofs do you have of their connections with the Muslim Brotherhood?
Geller - The outreach is always one-sided, involving concessions from the government but no real cooperation in law enforcement efforts by the Islamic groups. All too often this outreach is with Brotherhood-linked groups. The proof comes from a captured internal document of the Brotherhood that was released during the Holy Land Foundation Hamas terror funding trial. It lists these organizations as allies of the Brotherhood and says that the Brotherhood's goal in the US is "eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within."
Marjan Asi - What response do you have for organizations who consider Stop the Islamization of America a hate group, such as the Anti-Defamation League and Southern Poverty Law Center?
Geller - These are far-Left groups that have never shown any awareness of the threat to freedom embodied by Islamic supremacism, and which share the Left's benign and naive view of that threat. These groups have routinely defamed and demonized conservative groups; mine is not the first. But they cannot explain how a defense of Constitutional principles genuinely constitutes "hate."
Marjan Asi - What about criticisms of your book describing it as similar to the Norway bomber Anders Behring Breivik's manifesto? Do you see any similarities between the two works? How is yours different from his?
Geller - Criticisms from whom? Those that have never read my book (it is not yet released) but are pursuing a malevolent campaign of destruction? Breivik's manifesto contains instructions for bomb-making and a call to make common cause with jihadists. Those two elements in themselves, along with his murders, are sufficient to establish that, whatever his psychotic delusions may have been, what he was doing and what I am doing have nothing in common with one another.
Here's the article and video that ran:
In her new book titled “Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance,” self-proclaimed human rights activist Pamela Geller discusses what she says are ways in which the United States is under attack by “Islamic supremacists” and “Shari'ah”.
Geller is Executive Director of Stop Islamization of America which is considered by many civil and rights organizations as Islamophobic and listed as a hate group, including by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
The book, which is scheduled to be released September 6, discusses ways in which the U.S. is being Islamized without Americans' knowledge such as the Justice Department's so-called fight in favor of Sharia law and the possibility of buying halal meat in grocery stores without knowing it.
One organization that comes under direct attack by Geller in her new book is the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which she states, like many other American Muslim groups, is linked to the Muslim Brotherhood.
But CAIR spokesperson Ibrahim Hooper states Geller's rhetoric is intolerant and hateful, much like the Norway bomber who mentioned Geller in his manifesto as a “decent human being”.
Hooper also discussed the possible impact literature like Geller's book may have on the general public.
UPDATE: Uh oh, Pamtrum alert! Chuckie's cheezy obsession rages on. Will someone tell him I am not a cheeto?