Following Garland Shooting, Pamela Geller Powerfully Schools CNN on Free Speech [Video]

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Following the shootings at the “Muhammad Art Contest” in Garland, Texas, on Sunday, Pamela Geller, who organized the event as an observance of free speech, educated former FOX News and current CNN host Alisyn Camerota on America’s First Amendment.

Appearing on CNN’s “New Day” on Monday morning, Geller told Camerota that the Islamist attacks at the event “…reflects the need for such conferences. It’s illustrative of the violent assault on freedom of speech.”[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]Camerota asked Geller whether the police had forewarned her on the dangers of holding such an event, Geller responded.

“It’s dangerous because increasingly we’re abridging our freedoms so as not to offend savages. The very idea, that if something offends me, or I’m insulted by something — I’ll kill you, and that way I can get my way, and somehow this is okay with members of the elite media and academia, is outrageous. It’s a cartoon.”

Like many of the useful idiots and dupes on the left, Camerota buys into the narrative that if we’ll just appease radical Islamists it’ll all be good, as long as they’re not provoked.

“I haven’t heard anyone in the media say that it’s okay for gunmen to show up at an event like this,” Camerota interjected. “But what people are saying is that there’s always a fine line, you know, between freedom of speech and being intentionally incendiary and provocative,” Camerota argued.

“Intentionally incendiary and provocative by drawing a cartoon,” Geller reiterated to show the ridiculous nature of Camerota’s accusation. “This is the low state of freedom of speech in this country,” Geller asserted.

Geller reminded Camerota and her audience that the First Amendment protects all speech, not just speech they like or agree with, and that it’s the offensive speech that needs to be protected.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”553157113d3ff”][vc_column_text]

“When Jesus Christ was put in a jar of urine, it was called ‘art,'” [by the left] Geller noted, pointing out that there’s was no violence committed by Christians following the despicable display even though they were highly offended.

As Camerota continued her hellbent attempts to make Geller and not the Islamic shooters the guilty party, Geller wouldn’t have any part of the “nonsense.”

“Alisyn, there’s a problem in Islam,” Geller stated. “And the problem is that we can’t talk about the problem. We are seeing the wholesale slaughter of Christians in Iraq and in Syria, in Nigeria, in the Congo, Central African Republic — The Jihad raging and all we can talk about is backlash-a-phobia. It’s nonsense!”

“When you say I’m anti-Muslim — excuse me, I’m anti-Jihad,” Geller proclaimed. “And anyone who says that I’m anti-Muslim is implying that all Muslims support Jihad. That sounds Islamophobic to me,” she announced to a shell-shocked Camerota.


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Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.

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