*This is off topic but something I wanted to comment on. We’ll return to regular programming with the next post.
On May 3rd, 2015, Pamela Geller held a “Draw the Prophet” event in Garland Texas. Most people are aware that two jihadis showed up, armed, with the intention of murdering Ms. Geller and the attendees. The jihadis were killed before they could do any great harm.
Since then, it’s been noteworthy to watch news reports of these events. Ms. Geller has been excoriated for holding this contest because it was “provocative.” Many question the wisdom of having such a contest and posit that perhaps she and the attendees deserved the attempt on their lives. There’s been a strong she-brought-it on-herself thread running through commentary about the event.
In a new threat yesterday, ISIS has said they are going to continue in their quest to murder Ms. Geller…and also anyone who shields her.
The following is the threat, reported on The Gateway Pundit, posted by Abu Al Ameriki
Our brothers and sisters fighting for the Sake of Allah, we make dua for you and ask Allah to guide your bullets, terrify your enemies, and establish you in the Land. As our noble brother in the Phillipines said in his bayah, “This is the Golden Era, everyone who believes… is running for Shaheed”.
The attack by the Islamic State in America is only the beginning of our efforts to establish a wiliyah in the heart of our enemy. Our aim was the khanzeer Pamela Geller and to show her that we don’t care what land she hides in or what sky shields her; we will send all our Lions to achieve her slaughter. This will heal the hearts of our brothers and disperse the ones behind her. To those who protect her: this will be your only warning of housing this woman and her circus show. Everyone who houses her events, gives her a platform to spill her filth are legitimate targets. We have been watching closely who was present at this event and the shooter of our brothers. We knew that the target was protected. Our intention was to show how easy we give our lives for the Sake of Allah.
We have 71 trained soldiers in 15 different states ready at our word to attack any target we desire. Out of the 71 trained soldiers 23 have signed up for missions like Sunday, We are increasing in number bithnillah. Of the 15 states, 5 we will name… Virginia, Maryland, Illinois, California, and Michigan. The disbelievers who shot our brothers think that you killed someone untrained, nay, they gave you their bodies in plain view because we were watching.
The next six months will be interesting, To our Amir Al Mu’mineen make dua for us and continue your reign, May Allah enoble your face.
May Allah send His peace and blessings upon our Prophet Muhummad and all those who follow until the last Day.
Perhaps you’re one of those who think that she deserves what she gets. She did, after all, exercise her free speech rights unwisely, right? She probably shouldn’t have done something fundamentalist Muslims would be driven to violence over, right?
Going from there, it’s critical that you understand that violent jihadis the world over are linked by a common philosophy. That philosophy, embraced by groups like Boko Haram, ISIS, Al Nusra Front, Al Shabaab, Al Qaeda, the Taliban and many other large groups and individuals, is fundamental (commonly called radical) Islam. Sharia, or Islamic law, dictates that they kill those who make images of their prophet.
Knowing those facts, one should know not to provoke them. One should also be aware of some additional facts.
Being a Christian is considered provocative by Islamic fundamentalists.
Being a Jew is considered provocative by Islamic fundamentalists.
Being a Buddhist, a Hindu, a Zorastrian is considered provocative by Islamic fundamentalists.
Declarations of being an Atheist or Agnostic won’t help you either. Both are also considered provocative by Islamic fundamentalists.
Think about it for a minute. We’ve all read about atrocities being committed across the world by these people. ISIS just executed another group of Christians on video a couple of weeks ago. Abba Mulugeta, an official with the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church’s Patriarchate Office said, “I believe this is just another case of the IS group killing Christians in the name of Islam. Our fellow citizens have just been killed in a faith-based violence that is totally unacceptable. This is outrageous.” This mass execution took place on the heels of the February video beheadings of the Coptic Christians.
I guess those Christians who were shot and beheaded shouldn’t have been so provocative.
Does anyone remember what’s happening to young Christian and Yazidi girls in Iraq? Countless news reports document their experiences being raped, tortured and killed by ISIS fighters in the region. Did you know they sell and trade the little girls amongst themselves? There’s an official price list. Girls between 1 and 9 years old are the most expensive. Girls with blue or green eyes command a premium. ISIS members explain (in their own words for all to read) that this is permissible according to their religion. They are following religious dictates which say they can use captured, minority religion women and girls as sex slaves.
I guess those little Christian and Yazidi girls shouldn’t be so provocative.
Do you remember that hashtag campaign #BringBackOurGirls? That campaign was a response to Boko Haram, Islamic fundamentalists, who went into a school in Nigeria and snatched approximately 300 girls for their use. That was a few months after they shot and/or burned to death 59 boys at a boarding school. Do you know what Boko Haram means? The translation of Boko Haram is Western (or non-Islamic) education is a sin. Those girls and boys were getting a western education.
I guess those young women and men shouldn’t have been so provocative.
Just a short time ago, in early April, Al-Shabaab showed up at a college in Kenya, separated the muslim students from the Christian students, then massacred the Christians.
I guess those college students shouldn’t have been so provocative.
How about the Pakistani school attack? How about the Kenyan mall attack? How about the countless attacks in England, Canada, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Australia, Israel and France? How about Fort Hood, Oklahoma, Boston and New York?
So much provocation!
Whether you think Pam Geller was unwise or not in holding her contest, you better stand up for her Constitutional right to do so. Otherwise, terror accomplishes it’s purpose, the jihadis triumph and Sharia law is upheld over American law. As for Ms. Geller being provocative, I have news for you. YOU ARE TOO. You’re provocative the very same way the Christian men, the Yazidi girls, the young students, the little boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombing and the people in the Twin Towers were provocative. If you’re not an Islamic fundamentalist, the fact that you’re alive on this earth is provocative. By their own words, you present a legitimate target, for forced conversion, subjugation or for killing (they also call for other muslims to be killed if they don’t think they’re practicing properly). Refusing to confront their ideology will not make them stop. As long as the ideology stands, you and those you love are at risk. It doesn’t matter if you speak up, ignore what’s going on or cower in a corner. As far as they are concerned, you’re fair game. If you draw their ire, for something you did or just for who you are, you better hope your fellow citizens see fit to stand up for you instead of sitting around snarking about how you brought it on yourself.
- (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-32289961) (http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/26/us-nigeria-violence-idUSBREA1P10M20140226)