Notepad on Life

April 30, 2018

Pamela Geller and shooting the messenger

Filed under: Religion,Women — - @ 1:30 pm
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pexels-photo-433077.jpegI suppose I should be grateful. My company held on longer than most when it came to freedom of speech. This week, alas, it decided it could hold on no longer. Access to Pamela Geller’s website has been blocked.

For those of you new to the game, let me tell you about Ms Geller and her jihad-monitoring Geller Report. She has her faults.

In her quest to bring creeping Islamisation and its angrier manifestations to the attention of a wider audience, she can occasionally let her zeal run away with her, pinning blame on jihad for attacks while we still await police identification of  a culprit. That’s not to say that her hunches are never borne out, but it’s a flaw nonetheless. One that is dwarfed, however, by the essence of her website, which she has said on several occasions, is not anti-muslim but anti-jihad.

Contrary to her critics, who would have you see her as some fantasist loon, fulminating off the top of her head with what she writes, her daily posts are nearly always based around a hard news story from global press sources.

And in all the loathing and criticism she attracts, I am yet to hear one of her detractors protest that those news stories are either untrue or exaggerated. In their haste to get to the messenger, the message is lost underfoot.

No doubt my employers think they are ‘helping’. It’s what they might be helping that worries me.

 

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