DEFENDING THE WEST
Goons & haters: Ban freedom fighters
Exclusive: Pamela Geller blasts demonizing of patriots who oppose Islamic jihad
If you had told me that 12 years after 9/11, patriots and freedom lovers who are dedicated to opposing the ideology behind those attacks on the homeland (and more than 21,000 deadly Islamic attacks worldwide since) would be demonized, dehumanized and the object of a campaign to get us banned from an allied nation, I would have had you Baker Acted. It could only be the result of insanity or – defeat.
And yet that is exactly where we are. Robert Spencer and I are scheduled to join other members of the president’s council of the international human rights coalition, Stop Islamization of Nations, or SION – the English Defence League leaders Tommy Robinson and Kevin Carroll, and Stop Islamisation of Europe, or SIOE, leader Anders Gravers – on June 29 for a Memorial for Lee Rigby in Woolwich. Rigby was the British soldier who was beheaded by Islamic jihadists in Woolwich on May 22.
But now, Islamic supremacists and leftist thugs are strong-arming British authorities to ban us. Jihad preachers, hate-spewing imams, annihilationists and Muslim Brotherhood groups like CAIR travel freely to the U.K. But defenders of freedom are besieged by goons.
And Labour MP Keith Vaz, chairman of the Home Affairs select committee, told the Huffington Post U.K. that the “Home Secretary should consider using her discretion to ban these two speakers from entering the country.” Vaz is a notorious subversive and has been promoting a vicious agenda for decades. It was reported back in 1995 that “Vaz was secretly taped saying he ‘wanted to create an Asian (Muslim) colony’ in an area of Leicester, and complaining that not enough Asians were moving in and not enough whites moving out. ‘They (the whites) will know when to move out … they’ll get a visit from the men in grey suits, hahaha.’”
Vaz is still chairman of the Home Affairs select committee despite being under the cloud of numerous ethics violations, and there are numerous calls for him to be suspended. According to the Daily Mail, the British Parliament’s Committee on Standards and Privileges “found that Mr Vaz had committed ‘serious breaches’ of the MPs’ code of conduct, as well as a contempt of the House of Commons.”
A few years ago, Vaz led a march of thousands of Muslims in Leicester calling for the banning of Salman Rushdie’s book, “The Satanic Verses.” He has even demanded that “Islamophobia” – that is, honest discussion of the jihad threat – be prosecuted as a “hate crime.”
This attempt by goons and fascists to have us banned is one to watch. Check out Jessica Elgot’s coverage in the Huffington Post U.K. She calls Spencer and me “far-right, anti-Islam activists.” So now freedom is the bailiwick of the far right? It is interesting how the morally inverted mind perverts and subverts reality. Actually, I consider myself a classic liberal – freedom of speech, freedom of conscience and individual rights for all before the law – constitutional law. As for the “anti-Islam” label, Elgot must be pro-jihad, because that is exactly what she is implying by smearing our work for freedom as “anti-Islam.”
Elgot goes on to say: “The EDL also plan a 17-mile ‘Walk of Honour’ led by Robinson and deputy leader Kevin Carroll. A post about the event suggests that the two men plan to march through multicultural areas where tensions could be easily inflamed.” Kowtowing to violent intimidation. Elgot blames Tommy Robinson and Kev Carroll for the violence that she and others assume will happen if they walk down the street.
Yet if any violence ensues, it is the responsibility of the ones who commit it, and no one else’s. The responsibility for one’s actions lies with the one who acts and no one else. Islamic supremacists and their allies in the mainstream media are trying to get us to accept the idea that we are responsible if Muslims riot and kill and blame what we say. Yet there is nothing you could say to me that would make me riot and kill. The responsibility is theirs, and they are the only ones who deserve condemnation.
Elgot obviously sanctions the violence and “inflammation” that would result if Tommy and Kev merely walk down the street. Elgot, a less than affable Eva Braun, is on the wrong side of history (as are most in her increasingly sordid profession). Hers is a prime example of the banality of evil.