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Radical Islam Watchdog Geller Gets Two Speaking Engagements After NY Synagogue Cancels

April 13, 2013 10:00 am 8 comments

Radical Islam watchdog Pamela Geller. Credit: Pamela Geller.

Pamela Geller, an activist and author who focuses on radical Islam, secured April 14 speaking engagements at synagogues in New York and New Jersey following the cancellation of her previously scheduled talk at Great Neck Synagogue on Long Island.

“Rabbi Yoseph Geisinsky of the Chabad, Great Neck and Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg of Congregation Beth-El in Edison, New Jersey have both invited me to speak at their synagogues on Sunday—the same day I was scheduled to speak at the Great Neck Synagogue on Long Island until that synagogue caved to a leftist/Islamic supremacist smear and intimidation campaign,” Geller wrote April 11 on her blog, Atlas Shrugs.

Critics of Geller, co-founder of watchdog organizations including the Freedom Defense Initiative and Stop Islamization of America, say she promotes Islamophobia, but Geller says she is not anti-Islamic and only opposes “political Islam.”

Great Neck Synagogue said it canceled Geller’s talk, “The Imposition of Sharia in America,” due to legal and security concerns.

“As the notoriety and media exposure of the planned program this Sunday have increased, so has the legal liability and potential security exposure of our institution and its member families,” the synagogue’s board wrote in an email to members, The Jewish Week reported.

Geller wrote on her blog that the cancelation “was particularly craven and cowardly, as it sends the message that if leftists and Muslims defame those they hate loudly enough and for a long enough time, they will succeed in getting them silenced.”

The rabbis of Chabad of Great Neck and Beth-El in Edison, however, “are standing up for the freedom of speech and the defense of the Jewish people” by hosting Geller, she wrote.

“They’re saying no to thuggery and pressure tactics,” Geller wrote. “Above all, they’re standing up for the truth.”

8 Comments

  • New Voice For Jewish Nationalism

    We can no longer allow the state of Israel to be attacked by political, economical and media means.

    Israel it too busy attacking and undermining itself, having confused and scrambled message and it needs help.

    Here, in the United States, the Jewish organizations, the Rabbinical leadership and Jews, by last name only, lack all consciousness and thus attack Israel constantly and on a daily basis.

    Europe is just about to be Judenrein (Judenfrei [free of Jews]] and Jews in America – blind and deaf similar to the way Jews acted when Adolf Hitler came to power.

    When the question is asked, ‘can the Holocaust happen again’ the answer is, YES; one nuclear bomb to fall on Tel Aviv and it is all over for the Jews.

    We have decided that we have to be the voice of Israel and Jews.

    We are a grassroots group of people, spread all over the world, and our full intention to give honor and prestige and to protect Jews throughout the world.

    ‘Thus hath R. Johanan said: in the generation when the son of David [i.e., Messiah] will come, scholars will be few in number, and as for the rest, their eyes will fail through sorrow and grief. Multitudes of trouble and evil decrees will be promulgated anew, each new evil coming with haste before the other has ended.’ (Babylonian Talmud: Tractate Sanhedrin – http://www.come-and-hear.com/sanhedrin/sanhedrin_97.html)

    RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG

    Shalom, Nurit

  • Pamela Geller speaks in Edison, NJ at Cong. Beth-El – YouTube

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGWbiRUdRHg

    2 min – 9 hours ago – Uploaded by JewsOnTelevision

    After her speaking engagement at the Great Neck Synagogue was cancelled due to intense …

    Search for videos of PAMELA GELLER IN EDISON RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG

  • richard sherman

    Two rabbis with courage. One without a spine.

  • pinchas baram

    bravo, Pamela– but don’t even bother to try to get a synagogue berth in Boston,this town’s Jews and rabbis (actually, rabbits with a “t” at the end)and synagogues are way more liberal and “craven”, to use your good adjective, than in NYC and environs.
    Incidentally,years ago R’ Meir Kahane z”l was barred by all Boston synagogues–orthodox to reform– except one, a conservative shul in Brookline then under the leaderhip of Rabbi Prof. David Neiman who has since passed away. That same synagogue today is alas, super-progressive, very gay friendly, etc.,etc., and would not give Kahane, or Pamela Geller, the time of day.

  • George Abrahams

    The mainstream media, cowardly Jewish self-haters and Islamist attack on Pamela Geller backfired big time. Instead of silencing her one speaking engagement they gave her mass media exposure that money couldn’t buy, two new speaking engagements and a protest demonstration in front of the Nassau County office of one of the leading attackers.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8RCQDDsMpU

    “You can’t win, Darth. If you strike me down I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.”

  • gino sinopoli

    Truth Seekers have no fear of intimidation only fear of IT’s Creator and not Standing for the TRUTH……by standing Yah’s Way we build ShalomShalom thru our efforts. thank UU my sister/bride <3 :-*

  • Pamela Geller is defending the freedom of speech that I shed blood for.

    Unfortunately, elements of the Jewish community would participate in suppressing her and supporting those who attack Israel and Jews.

    I urge you to read:Sanctimonious Jewish Bleeding Hearts by Isi Leibler April 8, 2013 , and
    Islamist Hate and Betrayal Raymond Ibrahim APRIL 10, 2013

  • Dear Great White Rabbit preserve us from the ‘White Paper Brigade”.

    Islamophobia simply does not exist for rational fear is not a phobia.

    To say Islamophobia exists is irrational.

    Why?

    If a cultural codex such as the Nazis Mein Kampf , Christian Bible, Muslim Quran, … whatever cultural codex, consistently informs within the variance of derived adherents behavior, terror against Other and subjugation of woman particularly as the political power of such a construct increases then the fear of such an entity is rational on the part of Other and woman – it would be irrational to be otherwise.

    Is it the case Islam does not now or never has consistently informed terror against Other and subjugation of woman to mans will particularly when it obtains political power?

    Where do Muslims and apologists for them such as this author think the “few violent Muslims” come from, the back of a cereal packet?

    Norman Hillson “I speak of Germany”, London 1937 said “..; the NAZI … that great unified people are looking for peace and see friendship with Britain as a basis for peace not only for themselves but for everyone else.”

    It is the Hillsons, the apologists for tawdry dogma who enable the cultural relativist ethical nihilist jackboot on the throat of reason until it is to late – Peace in our Neighborhood-Gad! Like the Egyptian Coptics? Like the Indonesian Christians? Like the Saudi Arabian Women? Like Pakistan polio medical personnel? Like the Thailand teachers? Like the ….

    The connection between the construct of Other in Nazi Main Kampf and the Muslim Quran is not a matter of contention it is fact if you care to check – not only the foundation texts themselves but compare actual outcomes against Other on the ground.

    The meaning of the Nazi and Muslim connection is not academic and simply an opportunity for clever wordsmithing. There are too many victims and there are no less each day that passes.

    Dawkins is pointing out the obvious-When a cultural construct of Other(Quran)=another cultural construct of Other(Mein Kampf) be it religious or secular given time and space to flourish you can expect the same outcomes.

    The question you ask ‘Are the outcomes different’? Is there in any Muslim community in space and time a propensity to visit terror on Other – blow them to bit, and destroy Others churches, hunt down those who dare to question the ‘Greatness’ of the Prophet be it Mohammad or Hitler or..

    What Richard Dawkins is saying is based on empirical observation and rational justified understanding of psychological cause and effect at the individual and group level.

    Cultural construct of Other(Quran)=another cultural construct of Other(Mein Kampf)

    Cultural Foundation Text=Ethics=Ideas=Motivation=Action For and Against Other. Psychology 101.

    Therefore ” lumping all Muslims into one box”=” lumping all Nazis into one box”.

    Those who argue Islam consistently informs terror and subjugation of women are told they “conflate the actions of a few violent Muslims”.

    Logic determines “conflate the actions of a few violent Muslims”=”conflate the actions of a few violent Nazis” .

    Yes Other sent to the gas chambers. Is it Other being blown to bits on the streets does not count? Are the churches being shut down by Islamist’s in Indonesia a (yawn) not at all like Kristallnacht “No religious persecution here”.

    Everyday since the seventh century empirical observation informs humanity genocidal constructs of Other lead irrevocably to terror against Other. Islamic text informs a genocidal construct against Other – the empirical proof – torn bodies each and every day.

    Just having witnessed a Muslim woman covered in black cloth being led by her master-and observing the outcomes this ethic is informing when Islam obtains sufficient political power means woman should not have a rational fear as to the consequences of Islam?

    The ethics which inform French school children being run down and shot and Thailand teachers being murdered and Church’s forced to close in Indonesia and ….. does not inform a rational fear? How many died today torn apart by Islamic codex?

    How many victims everyday since Mohammed poked his hearing voices head out of the cave?

    Islam is only a reality if Humanity allows it to be so to its own terrible detriment. Fear yes, justified yes, rational yes. How many more Muslims victims do Muslims and their apologists want? Alas they never will be satisfied.

    You can look at Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Syria,…. and say if such a dogma is allowed to flourish in my neighborhood to enable a political foothold I have no worries regards my security or independence?

    Islamophobia simply does not exist for rational fear is not a phobia.

    To say Islamophobia exists is irrational.

    Why?

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