"Although we were co-organizers of the event, neither Pamela Geller nor I appear, except in one still photo, in this 60 Minutes piece on the jihad attack at our Garland, Texas free speech event in May 2015.
All they say is that “a self-described free speech advocate named Pamela Geller was holding a provocative contest.”
The contempt fairly leapt from the screen. “A self-described free speech advocate”?
Does 60 Minutes mean that Pamela Geller didn’t have the requisite degree in free speech advocacy?
Or that she wasn’t really a free speech advocate?
What they really mean, of course, is that she is not on the Left, and so cannot be celebrated as a free speech advocate the way the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists, who were all Leftists, can be.
And they give a nod to Sharia blasphemy laws by describing the contest as “provocative.”
It was an art exhibit, featuring historical and modern images of Muhammad, some created by Muslims.
It was only provocative to Muslims who believe in Islam’s death penalty for blasphemy (and brainwashed dhimmis).
Was 60 Minutes implying endorsement of that death penalty?
Why, yes. If our event was provocative, the shooters were justifiably provoked.
...The Daily Beast wrote in August 2016 about how this undercover FBI agent encouraged the jihadis. The Beast’s Katie Zavadski wrote: “Days before an ISIS sympathizer attacked a cartoon contest in Garland, Texas, he received a text from an undercover FBI agent. ‘Tear up Texas,’ the agent messaged Elton Simpson days before he opened fire at the Draw Muhammad event, according to an affidavit (pdf) filed in federal court Thursday.” ...But what was the FBI’s game in telling them to do that? Why didn’t they have a phalanx of agents in place, ready to stop the attack? Or did they want the attack to succeed, so that Barack Obama’s vow that “the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam” would be vividly illustrated, and intimidate any other Americans who might be contemplating defending the freedom of speech into silence? We have twice asked the FBI for an investigation into this matter. They have ignored us.... “60 Minutes investigates first ISIS-claimed attack in U.S. and what the FBI knew,” 60 Minutes, March 26, 2017: A terrorist attack in Texas by two U.S. citizens shows how hard it is to prevent such an attack — even when one of the terrorists is well-known to the FBI..." Read on!!