The Coast-to-Coast Anti-Islam Movement Gets Uglier
Anti-Muslim bloggers Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller used to frequently cite stories about radical Islamists forwarded to them by Jeffrey Imm; you’ll find hundreds of posts at their sites that refer to Mr. Imm.
Well, their increasingly open bigotry and their outrageously paranoid, un-American group “Stop the Islamization of America” have caused Jeffrey Imm to reevaluate what Spencer and Geller stand for — and he doesn’t like what he sees: Coast-to-Coast Anti-Islam Movement Results in Protests, Attacks Against Mosques.
While the American SIOA movement seeks to be portrayed in the media as merely “conservative,” the SIOA supporters have recently called for the “criminalization of Islam,” as well as promoting the “Burn A Koran Day.” The SIOA Facebook website is replete with vulgar and obscene images and cartoons of calls for nuclear bombs on Mecca, urination on the Qur’an, and most vulgar images possible of Muhammad. SIOA supporters have called for violence and promote hatred. SIOA supporters have made vulgar and obscene comments against specific Muslims, which the SIOA supporters defend tolerating as their defense of “free expression.”
On Sunday, July 18, 2010, SIOA Executive Director Pamela Geller made yet another appeal for support for the violent extremist group “English Defence League” (EDL) which has been involved in multiple riots, and whose members were recently arrested after throwing bricks at riot police officers during their protest of a potential mosque in Dudley (that had already been canceled.) One of the SIOA supporters has darkly claimed that a group like the violent “English Defence League” is being created in America today!This is the English Defence League Promoted by the SIOA’s Pamela Geller - in April 2010 - EDL Protesters Breaking Through Riot Police Barriers (Photo: Daily Mail/PA Wire - David Jones)
The transatlantic effort of “Islamophobia united” is only bringing an organized effort to channel and fan the flames of hate and violence that Europe has been seeing against mosques and Muslims here now to America.
That’s exactly right. Bravo to Jeffrey Imm for taking a stand against the disgusting bigotry promoted by these people. Now that high profile conservative figures like Sarah Palin are also endorsing hatred of Muslims and not-so-veiled calls for violence, decent Americans need to make their voices heard. The so-called “anti-jihad” movement has metastasized into something ugly and hateful.