[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]While most of the anti-free speech left has been robotically repeating talking points that outrageously puts the blame of a recent Islamist terrorist attack against cartoonists at the feet of Pamela Geller, the lead organizer of the “Muhammad Art Contest,” while casting almost no blame against the Jihadists who attempted mass murders with machine guns in Texas on Sunday, one famous liberal attorney is actually standing up for Geller’s tactics, comparing them to those used by Martin Luther King.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]After FOX News’ Megyn Kelly gave a extremely powerful defense of free speech and the First Amendment in the opening segment on Thursday night’s The Kelly File, famous liberal attorney and Harvard law professor, Alan Dershowitz, along with National Review‘s Rich Lowry, weighed in on the aftermath of the Garland shootings.
“From a constitutional law point of view, there’s no difference,” Dershowitz began, stating that the very same criticism thrown at Pamela Geller was levied against MLK:
“Martin Luther King picked some of the cities he went to precisely in order to provoke and bring out the racists and show what kind of violent people they are, so the world could see what was wrong with Jim Crow. It’s part of the American tradition to provoke so that the world can see.”
Dershowitz said that the most important take away from what transpired from Geller’s event is that there’s only one group in the world today that kills people who offend them, “radical Muslims.”
Lowry said that what Geller is doing is valuable because it’s “making the statement violent extremists aren’t going to set the boundaries of free speech in this country.”
The National Review editor said that in America, terrorists don’t get to determine what’s allowable speech:
“If we’re going to accept an assassin’s veto in this case, we’re going to say that the only exception [to free speech] is the image of Muhammad, and that’s just perverse, and that’s not what this country is about, and that’s not the way it should work.”
FOX News’ Geraldo Rivera took the extreme opposite position on Friday morning. Appearing on Fox & Friends, Rivera trashed Pamela Geller, saying that every time he sees her on TV, he “wants to take a shower,” while comparing her somehow to the KKK or the Aryan Nation.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”553157113d3ff”][vc_column_text]”Our commitment to liberty as a nation requires everyone to stand up for the rights of those speaking, even the most offensive of words,” Kelly said in her opening statement. “It’s not about aligning yourself with the message, it’s about defending a core American principle,” she asserted.
To Kelly’s opening statement, Dershowitz said, “Jefferson would be proud,” as he applauded her defense of free speech and the First Amendment.
Radical Muslims have issued a “Fatwa” against Geller, threatening to kill her for daring to insult their prophet.