BRAVO PAMELA! NY Daily News accuses Atlas Shrugs’ Pamela Geller of “launching a crusade against the Islamization of America.”
A bikini-wearing blogger with Tea Party ties has placed ads on city buses aimed at outraging Muslims.
They also direct Muslims to a Web site urging them to leave the “falsity of Islam.”
Geller, 51, a leader in the fight against the proposed Ground Zero mosque, said she was “thrilled” that the ads were up – and doesn’t care if they offend Muslims. “Will it bother Islamic supremacists? Yes,” she said.
Geller said she spent $10,000 – money raised by readers of her Atlas Shrugs blog – for 40 ads appearing on the sides of buses citywide for a month. “There ought to be ads also for people who want to leave Islam,” she said. “Their lives are threatened.”
An archconservative on the liberal upper West Side, Geller worked at the Daily News on the business side during the 1980s before moving to The New York Observer – a gig that apparently gave her access to City Hall, where she was photographed with Mayor Bloomberg.
Geller made a splash in the right-wing blogosphere four years ago by videotaping a denunciation of Palestinian terrorists – while dressed in a bathing suit and frolicking in the surf off Israel.
A year later, the racy right-winger donned another bikini to send Christmas greetings to the troops in Iraq. “I want to thank the troops for sacrificing everything so I can be here in my bathing suit opening up my incredibly big mouth and saying exactly what I want,” she said.
Geller wears a tight-fitting Superman outfit on her blog, which is replete with attacks on Islam and unfounded claims about President Obama. Her blog is popular with the political right, and it earned her an invitation to speak at a recent Tea Party convention in Tennessee.
Her bus ads, however, angered Muslims in Astoria, Queens, yesterday. “I feel angry, so angry, when people want to target my religion,” said Ikraine Chemssy, 24. “I think it’s stupid, sorry,” said Souad Azzam, 45. “You are free to believe whatever you want. If you are in it by force, you are not a real Muslim.”
Comments about this hit piece from PAMELA:
Robert Spencer’s comments here: ROBERT SPENCER ON DAILY NEWS SMEAR JOB
Doesn’t it speak volumes that a couple of bus ads could elicit this kind of hysterical media? Think about it. The media doesn’t see what is right there in front of them; the hunchback can’t see its own hump.
Even the headline “tea party ties” is misleading. Ties because I spoke at tea party? A “crusade” because we offer a website to apostates and Muslims who want to leave Islam?
The SIOA bus campaign “leaving Islam” is not aimed at outraging Muslims. It’s to provide information to the Rifqa Barys of the world (who inspired thead campaign). It is telling that the reporter didn’t know who Rifqa Bary was. This is how the media positions and excuses acts of violence and jihad by giving them reason (ie GITMO).
Should Jews be outraged by Jews for Jesus? The reporter kept asking me, “aren’t you afraid?” Which makes my point, doesn’t it? The reporter got everything wrong. He even got the surf wrong on the bikini vlog. (It was Florida, clown.)
The bus story has set the media on fire. Just for knowing, I did interviews with a hostile CNN reporter, an AP reporter, and will be on the Lou Young segment on CBS News (local NYC).
All very hostile, all very subjugated and uninformed. The bus ad is about religious liberty. Period. It’s no biggie. I am so sick of hearing that it’s offensive to Muslims. What about apostates? Jews for Jesus can proselytize all over the city — who cares?
Look for me on Fox and Friends tomorrow morning.
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