Here's news interview I did with Israel National News (don't miss the end of interview) -- Interview taped by Eliran Aharon, Arutz Sheva TV, New York
"Geller: Norway Weeks Away from being Judenrein" Israel National NewsMuslims in Europe are continuing Hitler's work, and it is coming to America, too, Geller tells Arutz Sheva on eve of her talk at Great Neck.Jewish activist Pamela Geller has no plans to go away – or to be quiet in the wake of what she says is a media campaign to silence her. The media may refuse to acknowledge her message about the dangers of Muslim terror, ideology, and anti-Semitism, but she is not going to stop presenting it.
Geller is co-founder of the American Freedom Defense Initiative and has been at the forefront of championing causes that have to do with democracy, freedom, liberty and justice through her role as a leading blogger at "Atlas Shrugs", a co-founder of "Stop the Islamization of America" and a prolific writer on the subject of the threat to the American value system that she feels is represented by insidious encroachment of Sharia law in the Western world.
Recently, Geller was invited to speak at one of the synagogues in Great Neck, but local Jewish leftist activists exerted heavy pressure on the synagogue, in order to prevent her from speaking.
Members of the local Jewish community told Arutz Sheva that the leftists threatened to take action against the synagogue if it allows Geller to speak there. The rabbi of the synagogue eventually surrendered and cancelled the lecture, they said.
Local Chabad members, however, heard the story and, deciding that freedom of expression is a supreme value, allowed Geller to lecture at one of the local Chabad synagogues. The Chabad members were also threatened but did not give up. The community members said that even when well-respected donors told Chabad they would block financial aid if they let Geller speak, Chabad was not deterred and said it intended, despite the threats, to allow Geller to be heard.
Geller spoke to the Chabad audience last Sunday, and in an interview with Arutz Sheva's Yoni Kempinski before the event, she gave her account of what it was like to be the victim of a “smear campaign. I am not anti-Muslim, she said. Those who call her that are “part of a disinformation campaign, smear and defamation. Nobody talks about the work I do with muslim girls who want to lead a more western life, who are trying to get away from the Hijab. They have to set up a straw man, and portray it as if I hate Muslims.
“Frankly, it's disingenuous,” she said “It's a libel. I am a human rights activist dedicated to equal human rights for all. I don't believe in special rights for special classes of people. Anyone saying that has not read my three books or hundreds of articles, or the 25,000 posts I wrote at Atlas Shrugged. I challenge anyone who makes these accusations to substantiate them. How do you accuse a person with no evidence?”
The media is a complicit player in this smear campaign, she said. “The media refuses to discuss Muslim attacks, even though since 9/11 there have been some 21,000 Muslim terror attacks around the world. When it comes to the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamist groups, like CAIR, who are unindicted co-conspirators in the largest Hamas funding case in history, there is full respect, and the media talks them as if they are legitimate. But immediately before my name comes the description 'anti-Muslim.'”