FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Burn the Confederate Flag Contest Announced
WHO: Free Speech Loving Americans led by Pamela Geller
WHEN: June 2015
WHERE: Spartanburg South Carolina
VISUAL: An Event Organizer practicing for the event
New York, May 15- “What Good Is Free Speech If You Can’t Speak Freely?” Free speech patriot and activist Pamela Geller fresh from her success in Garland Texas last month will move on Spartanburg and the heart of the confederacy. The spectre of violence inhibiting free speech was given as a reason for the Drawn a Cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad event. Two “jihadists” drove hundreds of miles to attack the event. Both men were killed before reaching the event itself. We must be brave in offending anyone who might use violence to stop that fundamental freedom.
“Come to my town and burn the flag of the Confederacy,” said Darrell Mullany, who can trace back ancestors fighting under General James Longstreet, “and you’ll see some violence.” Mullany added, “That ain’t freedom of speech, that’s my heritage.”
This is exactly the sort of politically correct mentality Geller was addressing in the cartoon event. Free speech cannot be curtailed by a bunch of violent thugs, be they Muslims or southerners. Geller, remaining true and unbending in her crusade is currently looking for participants to burn a Confederate flag in the most creative way. She is also seeking a venue, volunteers and judges.
For more info, contact:
•145 W. Broad St.
Spartanburg, SC 29306
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Pamela Geller (born June 14, 1958) is an American political activist and commentator. She is currently the president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative which she co-founded with Robert Spencer. She and Spencer co-authored the book The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America in 2010. Geller is the third of four sisters born to the Jewish family of Reuben, a textile manufacturer, and Lillian Geller. She grew up in Hewlett Harbor, in New York’s Long Island. She helped out in her father’s business, where she learned to speak fluent Spanish.[ Two of her sisters became doctors, and the third became a teacher. Geller attended Lynbrook High School and Hofstra University, though she left before completing her degree. She was married to Michael Oshry from 1990 until the couple divorced in 2007, and is the mother of four children As of April 2013 she was living in Hewlett, New York. Geller has been barred from England, which she characterized as “a striking blow against freedom … The nation that gave the world the Magna Carta is dead.” Hope not Hate, which led a campaign to ban her, applauded the decision as a proper limit to “unfettered free speech”.
She was cited 12 times and praised in Anders Behring Breivik’s manifesto. Geller wrote on her blog that “any assertion that she or other antijihad writers bore any responsibility for Mr. Breivik’s actions was “ridiculous” and that “If anyone incited him to violence, it was Islamic supremacists.” Geller posted a picture of the youth camp children taken about 24 hours before Breivik’s attacks and added the caption “Note the faces which are more MIddle [sic] Eastern or mixed than pure Norwegian.” It later came to light that Breivik had intentionally portrayed himself as a counterjihadist and Zionist in order to trick the media into attacking these very people, and to cover up his true allegiance to “nordicists” and “ethnocentric nationalists” (i.e. neo-Nazis). In a 2014 letter, he stated “The idea was to manipulate the MSM [Main Stream Media] and others so that they would launch a witchhunt and send their media-rape-squads against our opponents. It worked quite well.”
Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, criticized Geller, stating:
People say don’t give her too much credit, she’s a fringe character, but she is a fringe character who every day is on CNN, Fox, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. She is the driving force behind the Islamic center campaign. I would say that she is the queen of the Muslim bashers, I see her rise and the rise of these anti-Islam hate groups going hand in hand.
Geller helped to organize a “Draw the Prophet” cartoon contest on May 3, 2015, at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas, the same site where a Muslim group held a “Stand With the Prophet” event in January 2015 after the Charlie Hebdo shooting. The same day, shots were fired at the event in Garland, resulting in the death of two suspects and the injury of one Garland Independent School District (ISD) police officer. Prominent conservatives, including Bill O’Reilly and Donald Trump, criticized Geller for organizing the provocative event.
Geller defended Slobodan Milošević and Radovan Karadžic, perpetrators of the Bosnian War and genocide against Bosnian Muslims and Catholic Croats, denying the existence of Serbian concentration camps and arguing that many Muslim war victims were murdered by their own people in order to bring condemnation on the Serbs
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