Pamela Geller, the woman behind the freedom of speech event in Garland, Texas, that came under attack from muslim extremists has spoken out in her first interview today, slamming a CNN host for suggesting that the event was too provocative.
CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota attempted to make the case that anti-Islamist speech should not be openly encouraged in the US or elsewhere in the Western world.
Geller, who is often charged with being anti-Islamic or “Islamophobic,” fired back, arguing that “Increasingly we are abridging our freedoms so as not to offend savages.”
“The very idea that is something offends me, or I’m insulted by something, I’ll kill you, and that way I can get my way, and somehow this is OK with members of the elite media and academia, is outrageous. It’s a cartoon. It’s a cartoon.” Geller, the president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, urged.
Camerota continued the line of questioning, declaring that “No one is saying this warrants the violence,” but adding the caveat that “there’s always this fine line between freedom of speech and being intentionally incendiary and provocative.”
“Intentionally incendiary and provocative by drawing a cartoon.” Geller hit back.
“This is the low state of freedom of speech in this country,” she added. “I disagree and I disagree most vehemently.”
” The First Amendment protects all speech not just the speech that we like.” the activist continued.
Geller then used an analogy many on social media have been sharing.
“When Jesus Christ was put in a jar of urine it was called art. Did Christians like it? Of course not. Did they slaughter people? Did they burn embassies? Did they kill kill whole communities? Of course not.” Geller declared.
Libs asking me 'how would you feel about a Jesus cartoon event?' Well, I wouldn't fucking shoot the place up. SMH. #garlandshooting
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) May 4, 2015
Meanwhile, raw video has emerged of the police responding to the attack as it was taking place. It video shows cops ushering people away from the violence and apprehending a bearded man.
Steve Watson is a London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University.