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Friday, October 15, 2010

The Pamela Geller Interview

Those of you who are regular readers of this site know that I am a big fan of Pamela Geller. Pamela has caught much criticism since she became a leader in the effort to fight the ground zero mosque. Those people do not understand what motivates Pamela. There are people in the world who see a wrong, give a quick "oh that's so sad" and get on with their lives. Then there are others who see a wrong and go all out to right it. That’s Pamela, someone who goes out of her way to do what we call in Hebrew, Tikun Olam, repair the world. Her heart is the size of a skyscraper. She will grab a wrong by the neck and do whatever she can to eradicate the evil. For example, when honor killing victim, Aqsa Parvez, was buried without a tombstone Pamela raised money for Aqsa to have a memorial.

Pamela has thrown her weight into the fight to prevent a mosque being built on the ground zero site, not because she believes that Mosques should not be allowed to be built in NYC, but because she feels empathy to the families and victims. She feels the pain of those who see a Mosque on the site of a terrorist attack made in the name of Allah as a deliberate attack on their memory. Many of these victims feel the real purpose of the Mosque is to steal the heritage of the site, that the Muslim tradition is to place mosques (or even to destroy) the religious, or sacred sites of others to usurp the tradition of others.

Unfortunately Pamela's passion has made her a target of the media.  John Hawkins of Right Wing News, has done a great job with a new interview of Geller. Unlike most of the accounts of Pamela this one has no agenda to make her look bad, John simply tries to give the reader a good picture of the blogger/author. 

They talked about her new book,  The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration's War on America, The Ground Zero Mosque, Charles Johnson, and Democratic Jews.

As always, Pamela was eloquent and didn't steer clear of controversy.

On the Ground Zero Mosque:

"We're constantly being counseled about this hypersensitivity in the Muslim world. People are killed, slaughtered, embassies are burned. But, don't run the Danish cartoons. Don't run that little "Where's Muhammad" cartoon. This is just this past week. Do not show disdain for Islam. Do not insult Islam. But here you have 70 percent of the American people asking, pleading to the humanity of Rauf and Daisy Kahn and it is callously dismissed, which I find radically intolerant."

On what happened to Charles Johnson:

"I'm not equipped. Psychiatry is out of my field."

On Jews voting Democratic:

"So yes, I think that the Chomsky's and the Finkelstein's are worse than our middle of the road enemies because they wear the mask of, "I am Jewish." They are the enemies of their own people and they deserve to be relegated to the very fringes of society. But they're not because the Left and the Islamic supremacists use them as fronts."

I strongly recommend that you read the entire piece at Right Wing News...Click Here

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