The Jewish Week ran an oped yesterday by two vicious leftist reformed rabbis who aligned with Islamic supremacists in their jihad to shut down my talk at the Great Neck synagogue. I penned the following rebuttal to their false accusations and smears before the Great Neck Synagogue caved to intimidation and pressure and cancelled my talk. I do not promote hate speech; I expose it.
"Truth Must Have A Place In A Synagogue" Pamela Geller The Jewish Week
In a shocking violation of their spiritual obligations as clerics, in an op-ed posted on The Jewish Week website (“Hate Speech Has No Place in a Synagogue”), Rabbis Michael White and Jerome Davidson defame my work and me, while falsely claiming that I am “defaming fellow Americans of a different Abrahamic religion.” They have obviously never read my work — my columns or my books. They falsely accuse me of hate speech and have the chutzpah to invoke Jewish teachings.
When have these rabbis ever showed the same indignation they are showing about my talk when leaders of groups linked to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, and even the convicted murderers of Jewish children, have spoken on college campuses and at mosques in the United States?
Where were White and Davidson when Muslim Students Association members have menaced and even physically attacked Jewish students on college campuses, and shouted down and physically intimidated Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren at the University of California-Irvine, preventing him from speaking? Where were they when Islamic jihadists targeted synagogues in the New York City area for terror attacks?
White and Davidson say, “we cherish our relationships and friendships within the local Muslim community” — yet what kind of dialogue and friendship does not involve honest discussion and confrontation when needed, which is what my work is all about? They attack a fellow Jew for expressing legitimate concerns, and boast about their close relationship with the Islamic Center of Long Island. Did they ever discuss the vile anti-Jewish rantings of one of the former officials of that mosque, the late Ghazi Khankan, who preached there regularly and blamed Israel, “the enemy of Muslims and Arabs,” for 9/11? The American Jewish Committee’s Ellen Israelson said that Khankan “has always been vocally anti-Israel.”