"It was no surprise that the Islamists attempted to bully and threaten the Great Neck Synagogue into suppressing the free speech rights of Pamela Geller and the right of the community to hear her. We already know that the followers of fundamentalist Islam enjoy trampling on American constitutional rights. What is nauseating is that the Great Neck Synagogue surrendered without putting up a fight. The leaders of the Great Neck Synagogue have shown themselves to be trembling and frightened Jews on bended knees. They have disgraced their congregation, their families and the entire Jewish community. The only bright spot, as usual, is the intrepid Pamela Geller. Pamela can wear the fear and hatred of the Islamic fascists as a badge of honor. Her courage makes her an American and Jewish treasure." By Steven Goldberg, National Vice Chair, ZOA.