She asked for it: Media blame the Garland shooting on targeted victim Pamela Geller
My latest blog post for the Independent Women’s Forum: Geller: She “set the mousetrap”
Guess whose fault that May 3 shooting in Garland, Texas, was?
Hint: It wasn’t ISIS, which has claimed credit for the thwarted attack and called the the two Muslim gunmen (shot dead by an off-duty cop) “soldiers from the soldiers of the Caliphate.”
Nooo–the guilty party was actually Pamela Geller, president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, which had organized the contest to draw a cartoon of the prophet Muhammad that was the subject of the assault-rifle attack by the two would-be jihadists, Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi.
Once again, in the eyes of the media elite, when an Islamic radical murders or tries to murder a cartoonist, it’s somehow the cartoonist’s fault–or in this case, the fault of the woman who commissioned the cartoons.
From NBC anchor Chris Matthews: “Regarding] the attack in Texas, we’re learning more about the gunmen who opened fire at an event where an anti-Islamic group held a contest on who could be the nastiest – draw the lastiest [sic] the nastiest cartoon of Mohamed. Do you believe that people set that kind of a mousetrap?
“…I remember the old days when the Nazi Party and the Communist Party would sort of team up in a weird, sick, symbiotic way. One would have an event, and the other would attack it, you know? Well, I think she caused this trouble, and whether this trouble came yesterday, or it came two weeks from now, it’s going to be in the air as long as you taunt.”
Posted by Charlotte Allen