Muslim Civil Liberties Group Calls on Mesa High School to Cancel Event Featuring Anti-Islamic Speaker
Bigot issues gun threats before speaking.
“Islam is the most anti-Semitic, genocidal ideology in the world,” she once commented. Geller famously re-posted controversial cartoon images of the prophet Muhammad from a Danish newspaper on her Atlas Shrugs blog, and was involved in the campaign to stop the building of a community center—which she called a “victory mosque”—near Ground Zero. She has claimed that Hitler was inspired by Islam, and she’s bragged about using a copy of the Quran as a doorstop, CAIR says. Geller’s blog was cited by the Norwegian man who killed 69 people in an anti-Muslim attack in 2011. The two organizations Geller founded, Stop the Islamization of America and the American Freedom Defense Initiative, are both on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s list of designated hate groups, and she has been banned from entering the United Kingdom because of her expressed views.
But CAIR has raised another issue in calling for the event’s cancellation: student safety.
In a blog post yesterday, Geller invited fans to attend her talk, which she calls “an evening of education about Islam, the Islamic State, the Middle East and more.” But the invitation wasn’t quite an open one.
“As for the troublemakers and those threats from Islamic thugs and goons—we have armed security, plus it’s a gun state—plenty of patriots with protection, including me,” Geller wrote, adding “Trust me — you are going down first [emphasis Geller’s].”