Friday, November 23, 2012

Pamela Geller on Freedom of Speech and Sharia Blasphemy Laws


Richard said...

Pamela Geller is to be admired for her courage and steadfastness in the fight against the Islamic threat. But she gets emotional and is not as coherent as Robert Spencer.

Also I strongly disagree with her ad "In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad."

This ad is ill thought out and worded.

1. It doesn't specify who is the "savage". Is it all Arabs or all Muslims? Does it include secular Arabs or Muslims? Does it include Christian Arabs, Muslim Arabs wanting peace?

2. The word savage used as a noun means a person or persons regarded as primitive and uncivilized or brutal, fierce, or vicious. It has negative connotations to indigenous peoples.

It will not educate people, give a misleading message which will tend to put the backs up of people that could otherwise be potential supporters.

kiwimac said...

Pamela Geller is a Heroine and is yet another example of how God uses Jewish Women throughout history to thwart the schemes of evil Men! God Bless her!

kiwimac said...

Richard- The poster say's, 'Defeat Jihad'. So obviously Pamela is indicating that the 'savages' are Jihadists.

Richard said...

kiwimac - An ad should give a message and inform straight away - at first glance.

An ad where you have to deduce or arrive at the message, even if it is a simple deduction, is not a good ad.

An ad in which people can deduce a wrong message is even worse. And that's what her ad is.

Pamela Geller is not a great orator. She gets emotional and starts defending side issues. Now she is defending the use of the word "savage" tooth and nail. And she is losing.

If she had to put up an ad to defend Israel then she could have borrowed words from great orators such as Geert Wilders. Read his speech "Who lost Europe?" of 2010

Its a great speech and not once does he label a people "savage". He sticks to the message - clear and simple.

"I come to America with a mission. All is not well in the old world. There is a tremendous danger looming, and it is very difficult to be optimistic. We might be in the final stages of the Islamization of Europe. This not only is a clear and present danger to the future of Europe itself, it is a threat to America and the sheer survival of the West. The United States as the last bastion of Western civilization, facing an Islamic Europe. ..."

And this last bastion is under assault with a Islamic friendly President and a complacent and ignorant population.

About Israel he writes:

"I support Israel . First, because it is the Jewish homeland after two thousand years of exile up to and including Auschwitz, second because it is a democracy, and third because Israel is our first line of defense.

This tiny country is situated on the fault line of jihad, frustrating Islam’s territorial advance. Israel is facing the front lines of jihad, like Kashmir, Kosovo, the Philippines , Southern Thailand, Darfur in Sudan , Lebanon , and Aceh in Indonesia . Israel is simply in the way. The same way West-Berlin was during the Cold War.

The war against Israel is not a war against Israel . It is a war against the West. It is jihad. Israel is simply receiving the blows that are meant for all of us. If there would have been no Israel , Islamic imperialism would have found other venues to release its energy and its desire for conquest. Thanks to Israeli parents who send their children to the army and lay awake at night, parents in Europe and America can sleep well and dream, unaware of the dangers looming.

Many in Europe argue in favor of abandoning Israel in order to address the grievances of our Muslim minorities. But if Israel were, God forbid, to go down, it would not bring any solace to the West It would not mean our Muslim minorities would all of a sudden change their behavior, and accept our values. On the contrary, the end of Israel would give enormous encouragement to the forces of Islam. They would, and rightly so, see the demise of Israel as proof that the West is weak, and doomed. The end of Israel would not mean the end of our problems with Islam, but only the beginning. It would mean the start of the final battle for world domination."

Her ad?

"Support tiny Israel, a democracy on the frontline of Jihad. The war against Israel is a Jihad against the West.

Support Israel defeat Jihad."