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Pamela Geller

Pamela Geller

Pamela Geller is planning a ?Draw the Prophet? event in Garland, Texas in the same location as a Muslim group held a ?Stand with the Prophet? conference in January. The First Annual Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest will be hosted by the Curtis Caldwell Center, which is owned and operated by the Garland Independent School District.

Geller?s event comes on the wake of the Islamic terrorist attack on the French magazine Charlie Hebdo in January. Following the attack, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) scheduled the ?Stand with the Prophet? conference at the public school district?s conference center. Geller, the President of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), scheduled a protest outside the event that was attended by approximately 2,000 people.

During the Free Speech Rally in Garland, Geller spoke with Breitbart Texas about her reaction to the large and loud crowd of protesters. She said that Muslims?are trying to impose restrictions on free speech like they are doing in Paris. ?Thousands of Americans said ?no way!??

?The media can smear us and the President can stand with them,? Geller said. ?We the people are not having it. If there is any proof of that, it?s today. We dwarfed them.?

?If the Western media ran the Danish cartoons back when this Islamic supremacist movement first started gaining steam, the editorial staff of Charlie Hebdo would be alive today,? Geller stated in response to an inquiry from Breitbart Texas. ?That said, the European press ran the Hebdo cartoons in the wake of that jihad slaughter. But the American press would not. The beacon of freedom, the shining light on a hill, is running scared. Well, that?s not who we are. The elites do not represent the people.?

?Enough is enough,? she explained. ?They?re just cartoons. We?re holding this exhibit and cartoon contest to show how insane the world has become ? with people in the free world tiptoeing in terror around supremacist thugs who actually commit murder over cartoons. If we can?t stand up for the freedom of speech, we will lose it ? and with it, free society.?

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Courage is not the absence of fear

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Since the massacre in Paris of the cartoonists and journalists at Charlie Hebdo a number of organisations and individuals have claimed that they will not let this, the worse terrorist attack in France ( so far ) scare them.

Well I am very afraid. I consider myself a sensible, practical woman and I have been fearful for a long time. As an ex History teacher who loves history because of the lessons we can learn from it I have seen where Islam has been heading in Western countries for a long, long time.

If you are not afraid I respectfully suggest that you do not understand the reality of the attack that our western societies are facing.You should be afraid, but what you should not be, is so afraid that you say nothing, do nothing, or even worse make excuses for the attacks.

Apologists even now are suggesting that we should not inflame the situation by pointing out the truth of it. If we call the attack what it actually is we will upset the people behind this attack and others. We do not want to make Islamic terrorists angry, we don’t like it when they are angry.

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