Today's Geller column over at WND:
DEFENDING THE WESTRead the rest - all of it --here.
Jihad: The right is getting it wrong
Exclusive: Pamela Geller indicts elite 'experts' who have to play catch-up
The response to the jihad against America is either the left’s Stockholm Syndrome alliance with evil or the right’s hear no jihad, see no jihad, speak no jihad. Not only will the right not discuss the greatest threat to our national security, but they keep a good distance from those of us who do.
But then, inevitably, they all become “experts” when a jihadi attack befalls this great nation. The pity is that when they do so they continue to get it wrong, and they get it wrong at the only time these critical issues are being discussed. It was mildly amusing last week to see National Review’s Rich Lowry, who is a stranger to these parts, write an editorial for the New York Post, “Jailed for blasphemy — in America.”
Yes, Lowry is finally speaking about the enforcement of the blasphemy laws in America. In his column, Lowry speaks about the filmmaker who has been jailed for a silly YouTube video in the wake of the Islamic attack on our mission in Libya: “Nakoula Basseley Nakoula deserves a place in American history. He is the first person in this country jailed for violating Islamic anti-blasphemy laws.”
Nakoula has been a political prisoner for so many months. My headline on a Sept. 15, 2012, post at my website AtlasShrugs.com was “Political Prisoner: U.S. Shariah police pick up Muhammad filmmaker.” Robert Spencer wrote on Sept. 17 in PJ Media, before Nakoula was jailed: “Nakoula has a checkered past, reportedly including methamphetamine dealing and bank fraud. But if he is indeed sent back to jail because of this video, no matter what priors he has, no matter how checkered his past, make no mistake: he will be a political prisoner. He will be in prison not for the meth or the fraud or for the technicality of the probation violation, but for insulting Muhammad. His imprisonment will be a symbol of America’s capitulation to the Shariah.”
Where was Lowry while Nakoula was rotting in prison for the past eight months? What took him so long?