By hypocritically banning freedom activists and bloggers Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer, Great Britain has shamelessly capitulated to Islamic jihad.
Geller, of the Atlas Shrugs blog, and Spencer, of the Jihad Watch, were scheduled to speak at an English Defense League rally in Woolwich, where Drummer Lee Rigby was hacked to death by two Jihadists.
A British government spokesman said the two American activists’ presence in Britain was “not conducive to the public good”.
Here’s Geller’s response to the Home Office’s ban:
“In a striking blow against freedom, the British government has banned us from entering the country. Muhammad al-Arifi, who has advocated Jew-hatred, wife-beating, and jihad violence, entered the U.K. recently with no difficulty. In not allowing us into the country solely because of our true and accurate statements about Islam, the British government is behaving like a de facto Islamic state. The nation that gave the world the Magna Carta is dead.”
In this blog, Geller also exposed the hypocrisy and “treachery” of the global media, which she calls “enemedia”, for deliberately not identifying her “accurately”.
A soldier was just beheaded on the street, and they say I’m a terrorist threat.
It is worth noting that in all this media coverage of the banning of Spencer and me, not one media outlet had me on to discuss it. Not one. If what I say is so egregious, why not expose me? Because the last thing that the enemedia wants is for people to hear what I have to say. Because most rational, freedom-loving people would agree.Channel 4 contacted me for an interview and then canceled shortly thereafter.
Further, not once in all of the media accounts were we identified accurately. We oppose jihad. We are counter jihad. Despite all the column inches, not once is that even mentioned. We are not anti-Muslim. We oppose an ideology that calls for holy war, misogyny, persecution and oppression of non-believers. I don’t care who or what you worship. You can worship a stone, just don’t stone me with it. This is very clear. But the media’s twisted and colorful descriptions of us include “anti-Muslim,” “anti-Islam,” “anti-Ground Zero mosque campaigners,” “right wing activists,” “hatemongers,” “islamophobic bloggers,” “anti-Muslim pair.”
Repeat after me: C O U N T E R J I H A D.
So-called anti-fascism groups had campaigned to have Geller and Spencer banned from UK and were satisfied with the result.
Anti-fascism groups in the UK had rallied to have the pair banned from the UK and were thrilled at the result.
Geller also wrote:
“And yet the fascists who oppose freedom and seek to destroy our very way of life are fawned over. The vicious Goebbels-inspired cogs in a hate machine that manufactures smears and libel and destroys the names and reputations of good, decent people are showered with descriptions like “anti-race hate group,” “anti-fascist” (by the venerable NY Times, no less) “anti-extremist,” and given reams of column inches. Their nefarious ties and terror-linked connections are never mentioned. It is Orwellian and worse, evil, because they are clearly racist and fascist and extreme. Facts are irrelevant in pursuit of their vicious agenda.
“There was an occasion or two where Robert Spencer was contacted. Here is what the media (the AP, no less) did with his interview: AP tells a tiny part of the story
“I point this out so that people can see how the media manipulates and manufactures a narrative completely at odds with freedom, individual rights and reason. Be on guard: the war in the information battle space is raging.”
In her Facebook status, American-Israeli journalist Caroline Glick reacted to this issue in the following manner:
“They’ve banned human rights activists Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer from entering the UK. The same country that spawned major jihadist terrorists, like the murderer of Daniel Pearl – London School of Economics, and the panty bomber – University College of London, and the guys who blew up the subway on 7/7 and the guys who decapitated soldier Lee Rigby with machetes, barred two anti-jihad activists claiming they presented a terror threat to Britain. Oh, and the British Jewish Board of Deputies supported the decision.”
Indeed, this utterly troubling news story shows Britain is quickly dying from within.
- Here’s the British government’s “private & confidential” letter to Geller:
- How some global media treated this story:
International Herald Tribune (above)