Once again I find it necessary to include an article that I have not written on this site. Pamela Geller is one of the foremost voices educating America of the impending dangers of Islamization throught her blog AtlasShrugs.com which I have listed on my blogroll since the inception of this site.
This letter comes from another great voice for America, David Horowitz.
Pamela Geller, who was awarded last year by the Freedom Center for her courage in the war against tyranny, is the target of a $10 million intimidation lawsuit designed to silence, once and for all, one of America’s most vibrant voices speaking out in defense of the freedom of speech, the freedom of conscience, and the equality of rights of all people.
And it’s all because she rushed to the defense of a young girl in fear for her life.
In July 2009, a seventeen-year-old girl named Rifqa Bary ran away from her home in Ohio, saying that her father threatened to kill her upon discovering that she had converted from Islam to Christianity. There followed a bitter custody battle: Rifqa fought hard to stay out of her parents’ home while the Islamic supremacists such as the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) did all they could to force her to go back. Due in large part to Pamela Geller’s efforts, the Islamic supremacists lost, and Rifqa remained free and able to exercise her freedom of conscience. But now the losers are determined to exact revenge upon the freedom fighter who protected Rifqa from harm.
Omar Tarazi, the lawyer for the parents of Rifqa Bary, is suing Pamela for ten million dollars for libel, for things she wrote in good faith about the case at her acclaimed and award-winning blog AtlasShrugs.com. The great lawyer David Yerushalmi is representing Pamela Geller in this frivolous lawsuit, and he is generously donating his time and expertise pro bono. Nonetheless, Pamela’s ancillary legal expenses relating to this suit are spiraling. The Freedom Center has offered to help raise the funds needed for her legal defense. That means we need to raise a minimum of $30,000 in the next 48 hours to cover the first set of legal fees. Will you help us?
Please follow this link right away to make a generous tax-deductible contribution to the Freedom Center Legal Defense Fund, so we can continue to support Pamela.
The Left and its Islamic supremacist allies are waging a full-throttle campaign against the freedom of speech. This campaign takes many forms: obscene and unfounded charges of “Islamophobia” and “hate speech,” demonization and character assassination in the mainstream media, and — in this case — legal intimidation. The objective is always the same: to silence activists like Pamela Geller who dare to tell the truth about the Islamic threat to the West. This push will only become stronger now in the aftermath of the tragedy in Norway, for which Pamela has been unfairly blamed. In the eyes of the Left and the Islamic supremacists, Pamela has committed Orwellian “thought crime,” and for that she must be punished.
But Pamela Geller will not be deterred. She is publishing a new book for grassroots activists, Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance. She is traveling to Israel in August to dedicate the Aqsa Parvez Memorial Grove for victims of honor killing — the first-ever recognition by anyone in the West that this practice is wrong and that freedom-lovers intend to resist it. She is also planning another rally for freedom at Ground Zero this September 11, after holding two rallies there attended by tens of thousands last year. She will continue to fight for justice and human rights in the court of public opinion and in the actual courtroom where this outrageous lawfare attack is being mounted.
The Freedom Center will not allow the Left and the Islamic supremacists to stigmatize truth-tellers like Pamela as “Islamophobes.” That’s why I’m asking you to help us build up our legal defense fund for the witch-hunt against Pamela Geller. So will you stand with the Freedom Center to support Pamela by making an immediate donation of $25, $50, $100, $250 or more to our legal defense fund?
If the Left and its Islamic allies succeed in silencing this heroic advocate for freedom, they will have won a tremendous victory in their ongoing campaign to outlaw all criticism of Islam, and thereby render us mute and defenseless in the face of the advancing jihad.
They must not succeed. And with your support, they will not.
President & Founder
P.S. The Freedom Center’s Legal Defense Fund is footing Pamela Geller’s legal fees, and I urgently need your help to raise $30,000 in the next 48 hours to cover the first bill. Will you help us out by making an immediate tax-deductible contribution of $25, $50, $100, $250 or more?