American Muslims Respond to Attack on Anti-Islam Event in Texas - updated 5/13/15

American Muslims Respond to Attack on Anti-Islam Event in Texas

collected by Sheila Musaji


This will be updated as necessary.


MPAC Statement Bullets Against Cartoons are Bullets Against the Prophet:

Yesterday, two men identified as Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi, reportedly fired shots in Garland, Texas at a controversial cartoon contest showcasing caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.

“The actions of these two men denigrate the Prophet Muhammad more than any cartoon ever could,” said Salam Al-Marayati, MPAC President.  “The bullets used by the assailants were bullets against our faith.”

The North Texas Muslim community expressed concern in advance of the “Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest.” Texas Muslim leaders urged their community to ignore the hateful event and to show restraint against any kind of provocation. “As a Muslim community, we need to acknowledge hate groups and not get baited,” said Imam Zia ul-Haque Sheikh of the Islamic Center of Irving.

This event was clearly intended to offend and incite. Muslims, like people of all faiths, believe in responding to hate speech with reasoned words. The perpetrators of this shooting violated the principles of Islam by reacting to offensive caricatures of Prophet Muhammad with far worse actions - the intent to kill. Countering the hate of the organizers and attendees of the event with violence is reprehensible. There are numerous instances in the life of Prophet Muhammad where he continuously responded to insults and hatred with mercy and forgiveness, and sometimes just plain silence.

Insults against the Prophet are documented in the Quran, in which there is no mention of any punishment for defaming him. Instead, God mandates that we repel corruption with goodness: “Nor can goodness and evil be equal. Repel (evil) with what is better; and thereupon the one whom between you and him is enmity (will become) as though he was a devoted friend.” (41:34)

ING Statement: In Response to Garland, Texas Attack, ING and Affiliates Re-Affirm Fundamental Values:

In response to the attack on an anti-Islam event yesterday in Garland, Texas, ING and its Affiliates nationwide join fellow Americans and American Muslims in reiterating that no words, insults, grievances, or beliefs justify such acts of violence. Responding to insults by those who seek to provoke serves only those who seek to defame Islam and Muslims.

It is significant to note that this event was a non-starter for the majority of people in the area, including local Muslims; nor was it a focus of protests or social media campaigns locally, nationally or globally. A light-hearted response by the brother of a recent victim of hate in fact focused upon the positive side of such events, while shining a light on Islamic principles that are not well known to the general public. In response to the attacks, The American Muslim is republishing its statement upholding freedom of speech signed by American Muslim religious leaders and activists.

We all have a choice about how to communicate and learn about other’s faiths, and we can do so in the pluralistic manner envisioned by our Founding Fathers, whose vision of religious liberty included Muslims. We invite all Americans to find constructive ways to learn and dialogue about each others’ faiths, including holding an interfaith event, organizing an interfaith service project, or opening your house of worship to other faiths.

At ING we invite you to participate in our upcoming events, review our religious principles below and discover answers to general Frequently Asked Questions About Islam and Muslims as well as Frequently Asked Questions about Sharia and ISIS.

We affirm and uphold the sanctity of all human life, the taking of which is among the gravest of all sins.
We affirm the right to freedom of thought, conscience, and speech.
We affirm the right to security in one’s livelihood, profession, and residence.
We believe that God created us with all the diversity of race, religion, language, and belief to get to know one another, not to despise or hate one another.
We believe that Islam is above all a religion of peace and mercy, and that Muslims are obligated to model those traits in their lives and characters and to work for the good of our homeland and society, wherever that might be.


CAIR Condemns Attack on Anti-Islam Event in Texas:

“We condemn yesterday’s attack on an anti-Islam event in Garland, Texas, without reservation.

“We also reiterate our view that violence in response to anti-Islam programs like the one in Garland is more insulting to our faith than any cartoon, however defamatory. Bigoted speech can never be an excuse for violence.

“Muslims in North Texas and across the nation are shocked and saddened by this inexcusable attack and pray for the speedy recovery of the officer injured by the attackers.

“We thank the Garland Police Department for its swift actions to ensure public safety.

“Unfortunately, human history shows us that hatred breeds more hatred and extremism leads to more extremism.

“Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer, Geert Wilders,  and the perpetrators of yesterday’s attack all seek to provoke a downward spiral of mutual hostility and mistrust in America and around the world.

“People of good will must work together to ensure that extremists of all faiths and backgrounds do not accomplish that malevolent goal.

“We reiterate the American Muslim community’s support for freedom of speech - even bigoted speech – and its repudiation of terrorism in any form.”

 


SEE ALSO:

MUSLIMS RESPOND

5 Reasons Why Even Charlie Hebdo Wants Nothing to Do With Islamaphobe Pamela Geller, Zaid Jilani http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/5-reasons-why-even-charlie-hebdo-wants-nothing-do-islamaphobe-pamela-geller

A DEFENSE OF FREE SPEECH BY AMERICAN AND CANADIAN MUSLIMS http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/a_defense_of_free_speech_by_american_and_canadian_muslims/0018241

A Texas imam says Muslims are better off ignoring this woman’s anti-Islamic hate group — and others like it http://www.pri.org/stories/2015-05-04/Texas-Imam-says-Muslims-are-ignoring-anti-Islamic-hate-groups

After Texas Shooting, American Muslims Defend Anti-Islam Group’s Right To Free Speech, Jack Jenkins http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2015/05/04/3654474/texas-shooting-american-muslims-defend-anti-islam-hate-groups-right-speak/

CAIR Condemns Attack on Anti-Islam Event in Texas http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cair-condemns-attack-on-anti-islam-event-in-texas-300076751.html

Cartoonist Bosch Fawstin’s “The Infidel”: A Waste of Talent, Sheila Musaji (2012) http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/bosch-fawstin-and-pigman

Anjem Choudary part of the Muslim Lunatic Fringe, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/anjem_choudaryislamic_thinkers_march_for_sharia_does_not_represent_ame/0018407

Dallas-area Muslim leaders denounce violence at Garland cartoon exhibit http://www.dallasnews.com/news/community-news/garland-mesquite/headlines/20150504-dallas-area-muslim-leaders-denounce-violence-at-garland-cartoon-exhibit.ece

Don’t be fooled by Pamela Geller, Haroon Moghul http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/04/opinions/moghul-texas-shooting-gellar/

Garland, Texas is a hotbed for anti-Muslim bigotry, Zaid Jilani http://www.rawstory.com/2015/05/garland-texas-is-a-hotbed-for-anti-muslim-bigotry/

Pamela Geller in Brooklyn:  Free Speech, Hate Speech, and the Futility of Arguing With a Bigot, Haroon Moghul http://religiondispatches.org/pamela-geller-in-brooklyn-free-speech-hate-speech-and-the-futility-of-arguing-with-a-bigot/

Pamela Geller Is Wrong About “Islamic Jew Hatred Commanded by the Qur’an” , Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/pamela-geller-is-wrong-about-islamic-jew-hatred-commanded-by-the-quran/0019219

Pamela Geller Defends Free Speech By Calling for Censorship, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/pamela-geller-confuses-defense-of-free-speech-with/0019637

Geller offends Muslims: Muslims defend Geller http://www.altmuslimah.com/2015/05/geller-offends-muslims-muslims-defend-geller/

Pamela Geller is a coward: Right-wing media’s big lie and shocking MLK slander, Musa Al-Gharbi http://www.salon.com/2015/05/11/pamela_geller_is_a_coward_right_wing_medias_big_lie_and_shocking_mlk_slander/

Haqqathon: Muslims work to take the internet back from ISIS, Dena Temple-Raston http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/how-to-take-the-internet-back-from-isis

ING Response to Garland, Texas Attack https://www.ing.org/community-statements/1446-response-garland-texas-attack-ing-affiliates-reaffirm-fundamental-values

ISIS Are the Biggest Islamophobes, Dean Obeidallah http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/05/13/draw-isis-not-muhammad.html

MPAC: Bullets Against Cartoons are Bullets Against the Prophet http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/bullets-against-cartoons-are-bullets-against-the-prophet/0020397

Muslim activists counter Pamela Geller with their own ‘Draw Muhammad’ contest http://www.rawstory.com/2015/05/muslim-activists-counter-pamela-geller-with-their-own-draw-muhammad-contest/

Muslim-Bashing Can Be Very Lucrative, Dean Obeidallah http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/05/08/muslim-bashing-can-be-very-lucrative.html?via=desktop&source=twitter

Muslim Organizations & Scholars condemn ISIS http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/american-muslim-organizations-condemn-isis-murder-of-journalist-james-foley

Muslims Defend Pam Geller’s Right to Hate, Dean Obeidallah http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/05/04/muslims-defend-pam-geller-s-right-to-hate.html?via=desktop&source=twitter

Muslims React To Garland Shooting With Strong Condemnation Of Violence, Carol Kuruvilla http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/04/muslims-react-garland-shooting_n_7204816.html

North Texas imams condemn violence in Garland, ask Muslims not to be “baited”, Dianne Solis http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/2015/05/north-texas-imams-condemn-violence-in-garland-ask-muslims-not-to-be-baited.html/

North Texas Muslims condemn violence http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/fort-worth/article20209050.html

Dean Obeidallah, Muslim Pundit-Comedian Launches ‘Draw Your Favorite Islamophobe’ Contest http://newsbusters.org/blogs/randy-hall/2015/05/11/muslim-comedian-launches-draw-your-favorite-islamophobe-contest

Scholars & US Muslim Thought Leaders React to Prophet Muhammad Cartoon Contest Shootings, Julie Poucher Harbin http://islamicommentary.org/2015/05/scholars-us-muslim-thought-leaders-react-to-prophet-muhammad-cartoon-contest-shootings/

SNL (Doesn’t) Draw The Line At Prophet Muhammad, Dean Obeidallah http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/05/10/snl-doesn-t-draw-the-line-at-prophet-muhammad.html?via=mobile&source=twitter

Some advice for Pamela Geller (satire), Amer Zahr http://mwcnews.net/focus/politics/51446-some-advice-for-pamela-geller.html

Texas attack: Garland Muslims caught between two ‘outsider’ groups, Raya Jalabi http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/may/05/garland-texas-attack-muslim-community-reaction?CMP=share_btn_tw

“This is war”: How PamelaGeller & the Muslim extremists she denounces feed off each other’s hate, Wajahat Ali http://www.salon.com/2015/05/05/this_is_war_sundays_attack_by_two_radicals_gave_geller_a_perfect_platform_for_dividing_americans_along_religious_and_ethnic_lines/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

What Pamela Geller advocates is not free speech, Qasim Rashid http://time.com/3848009/what-pamela-geller-advocates-is-not-free-speech/

What the Texas attacks tell us about our era, HA Hellyer http://www.thenational.ae/opinion/comment/what-the-texas-attacks-tell-us-about-our-era

When Anti-Muslim Bigots and ISIS Extremists Follow the Same Playbook – on Pamela Geller and Garland, Tx, Dilshad Ali http://www.patheos.com/blogs/muslimahnextdoor/2015/05/when-anti-muslim-bigots-and-muslim-extremists-follow-the-same-playbook-on-pamela-geller-and-garland-tx/

Will the Garland Shooting Show Us An America We Can Believe In?, Naureen Shah http://blog.amnestyusa.org/us/will-the-garland-shooting-show-us-an-america-we-can-believe-in/

Young Muslims are inviting you to draw Muhammad, Helen Regan http://time.com/3849782/draw-muhammad-mohammed-picture-islam-muslim/?xid=tcoshare


WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS TRAGEDY

3 Disturbing Consequences from Anti-Muslim Proponents, Martin Accad http://ethicsdaily.com/3-disturbing-consequences-from-anti-muslim-proponents-cms-22643

A Cartoonish ‘War’, Kelly Hertz http://www.yankton.net/opinion/editorials/article_4a045aae-f531-11e4-84bd-1bf87f25691f.html#.VUyvm1kifbE.twitter

A Few People Lead Many Of The Anti-Muslim Groups In The U.S. http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/a-few-people-lead-many-of-the-anti-muslim-groups-in-the-u-s/

Abusing the right to free speech, Kathleen Parker http://www.heraldnews.com/article/20150512/OPINION/150518895/2011/OPINION

ADL on Geller’s AFDI “Islamic Jew Hatred” ads “hateful anti-Muslim message” http://blog.adl.org/civil-rights/anti-muslim-group-uses-hitler-imagery-in-latest-anti-muslim-ad

ADL letter to NY Jewish Week “Pamela Geller fuels bigotry:  http://archive.adl.org/media_watch/newspapers/20120326_ny+jewish+week.html#.VUp-kbNwUvh

AFDI group behind Muhammad Cartoons increased assets by 15,000% in 2013 http://bridge.georgetown.edu/group-behind-muhammad-cartoons-increased-assets-by-15000-in-2013/

After Texas shooting: If free speech is provocative, should there be limits? McClatchy DC After Texas shooting: If free speech is provocative, should there be limits? McClatchy DC

American Jews Are Speaking Out Against Geller’s AFDI Anti-Muslim Ads http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/american-jews-are-speaking-out-against-anti-muslim-ads

Anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders plans Prophet Mohammed expo after US shootings http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/netherlands/11587797/Anti-Islam-politician-Geert-Wilders-plans-Prophet-Mohammed-expo-after-US-shootings.html

Anti-Muslim Sponsor of Texas Cartoon Contest Draws Ire http://www.voanews.com/content/pam-geller-mohammed-cartoon-contest-islam/2748829.html

Cheap stunt a long way from edgy satire, Clarence Page http://www.recordnet.com/article/20150512/NEWS/150519905/101127/A_OPINION

Clown vs. Clown on Hannity, the other case against Charlie Hebdo and eying the post-Simmons world (Geller vs Anjem Choudary)  http://www.technologytell.com/entertainment/61797/fin-clown-vs-clown-on-hannity-the-other-case-against-charlie-hebdo-and-eying-the-post-simmons-world/

Fox Host Keith Ablow On Garland Attack: “It’s Great To Provoke, Provoke, Provoke” http://mediamatters.org/video/2015/05/05/fox-host-on-garland-attack-its-great-to-provoke/203530

Fox’s MacCallum: No, Criticizing Geller Doesn’t Mean We Want to Restrict Her Speech http://www.mediaite.com/tv/foxs-maccallum-no-criticizing-geller-doesnt-mean-we-want-to-restrict-her-speech/

Free speech can become hate speech, Brian T. Watson http://www.salemnews.com/opinion/watson-free-speech-can-become-hate-speech/article_7ecfac16-4cec-5100-9dde-35b3d21653c4.html

Free speech in the age of Islamophobia, Jonathan Zimmerman http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/item/81740-free-speech-in-the-age-of-islamaphobia

Free Speech: With rights comes responsibility http://www.times-herald.com/opinion/20150508-Friday-editorial

Free speech vs hate speech: The Atlas of “bigotry and hatred” is shrugged by the Editorial Board of the NYT http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/07/opinion/free-speech-vs-hate-speech.html?smid=tw-nytimes&_r=0

Free speech means I must defend this vile, disgusting woman from the marginally more repulsive people who want to kill her, Piers Morgan http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3072284/Free-speech-means-defend-vile-disgusting-woman-marginally-repulsive-people-want-kill-her.html

Garland cartoon contest was free speech, but that doesn’t make it right http://www.news-journal.com/news/2015/may/11/editorial-garland-cartoon-contest-was-free-speech-/

Garland mayor says community would have been better off without Pamela Geller event http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/2015/05/garland-mayor-says-community-would-have-been-better-off-without-geller-event.html/

Garland Shooting Overshadows Anti-Muslim Event Featuring Geert Wilders, ADL http://blog.adl.org/extremism/garland-shooting-overshadows-anti-muslim-event-featuring-geert-wilders

Pamela Geller is Not Charlie Hebdo, Lior Zaltzman http://forward.com/opinion/307467/pamela-geller-is-not-charlie//

Pamela Geller and the Anti-Islam Movement, David K. Shipler http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/pamela-geller-and-the-anti-islam-movement

Pamela Geller: Bigoted hate speech undermines the true spirit of free speech, William Yoss   http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/civil-rights/241664-bigoted-hate-speech-undermines-the-true-spirit-of-free

Pamela Geller is not Charlie Hebdo http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2015/05/pamela_geller_is_not_charlie_hebdo_editorial.html

Pamela Geller: Our Muhammad cartoon exhibit went great, Anna Merlan http://jezebel.com/pamela-geller-our-muhammad-cartoon-exhibit-went-great-1702256910?utm_campaign=socialfow_jezebel_twitter&utm_source=jezebel_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

Pamela Geller and the Professional Islamophobia Business, Todd Green http://www.huffingtonpost.com/todd-green-phd/pamela-geller-and-the-pro_b_7218446.html?utm_campaign=naytev&utm_content=554bdedee4b01d2f3a5743fb

Pamela Geller Is Not a Hero, But…, Michael Keegan http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-b-keegan/pamela-geller-is-not-a-he_b_7231774.html?utm_hp_ref

Pamela Geller—–The Hate That Loves To Speak Its Name, Justin Raimondo http://davidstockmanscontracorner.com/pamela-geller-the-hate-that-loves-to-speak-its-name/

Pamela Geller: no regrets about cartoon contest, Meghan Barr http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_PROPHET_CARTOON_CONTEST_ORGANIZER?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2015-05-07-17-25-45

Pamela Geller says she doesn’t hate Muslims.  But lots of her followers do, The Bridge Initiative http://bridge.georgetown.edu/pamela-geller-says-she-doesnt-hate-muslims-but-lots-of-her-followers-do/

Pamela Geller’s Anti-Muslim Crusade Gearing Up After Garland Shooting, David Francis https://foreignpolicy.com/2015/05/05/pamela-gellers-anti-muslim-crusade-gearing-up-after-garland-shooting/?utm_content=buffer2a18d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Pamela Geller’s “South Park” idiocy: Satire, hatred and the right’s faith-based fear-mongering, Sophia McClennan http://www.salon.com/2015/05/06/pamela_gellers_south_park_idiocy_satire_hatred_and_the_rights_faith_based_fear_mongering/

Pamela Geller’s Strident Voice Sparks Debate - and Violence, Paul Berger http://forward.com/news/307528/pamela-geller-strident-voice-sparks-debate-and-violence//

Pamela Geller’s Texas stunt, Mark Silk http://marksilk.religionnews.com/2015/05/05/pamela-gellers-texas-stunt/

Sean Hannity’s false dichotomy: Islamophobe Pamela Geller debating extremist Anjem Choudary who has links to ISIS fighters http://mediamatters.org/blog/2015/05/06/hannity-provides-platform-for-anti-muslim-pam-g/203565

Hate wins Texas anti-Islam art contest, we lose: Darcy cartoon http://www.cleveland.com/darcy/index.ssf/2015/05/texas_anti-islam_art_contest_i.html

Charlie Hebdo Cartoonists Distance Themselves from Geller’s Texas Event: ‘No Comparison’, Matt Wilstein http://www.mediaite.com/tv/charlie-hebdo-cartoonists-distance-themselves-from-texas-event-no-comparison/

Charlie Hebdo Editor Rejects Pamela Geller Comparisons: ‘She Is Obsessed by Islam’ http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2015/05/charlie-hebdo-rejects-pamela-geller-comparisons.html

Islam Is All Sharia and Beheadings at Pamela Geller’s Muhammad Event, Randy R. Potts http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/05/04/what-happened-inside-the-muhammad-cartoon-contest.html

Images of Muhammad and a Texas cartoon show’s sketchy purpose, Christopher Knight http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-et-cm-knight-texas-shooting-20150505-column.html#page=1

In Pam Geller’s World, Everybody Jihads, Cathy Young http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/05/10/in-pam-geller-s-world-everybody-jihads.html?via=mobile&source=twitter

In wake of Garland shooting, don’t compare Pamela Geller to Charlie Hebdo, Jon Green http://americablog.com/2015/05/garland-pamela-geller-charlie-hebdo.html

Interfaith Alliance Exec. Dir., Rabbi Jack Moline, condemned both a shooting that took place in Garland Texas yesterday and the event that seems to have provoked it
http://www.interfaithalliance.org/the-news/press-releases/641-interfaith-alliance-condemns-shooting-at-anti-muslim-event-in-texas
Je Suis Pamela Geller: She’s an appalling bigot, but we need to defend her anyway, Jonathan Zimmerman http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/05/texas-cartoon-exhibit-pamela-geller-117634.html#.VUqCebNwUvg

Je Suis Pamela Geller?, James Kirchik http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/05/04/je-suis-pamela-geller.html

Jews, reject Pamela Geller’s anti-Muslim venom, Rabbi Rick Jacobs http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/rick-jacobs-jews-reject-geller-anti-muslim-venom-article-1.2198043

The Jihad of Pamela Geller: If ISIS hates the West, Pamela Geller provides its mirror image: hatred of Islam, Bruce Lawrence http://www.religionnews.com/2015/05/06/jihad-pamela-geller-commentary/

Judeo-Christian-ism Meets Islam-ism, Martin Accad https://imeslebanon.wordpress.com/2015/05/07/judeo-christian-ism-meets-islam-ism/

‘Maus’ Creator Art Spiegelman: Je suis Charlie—but I’m not Pamela Geller ‘Maus’ Creator Art Spiegelman: Je suis Charlie—but I’m not Pamela Geller

Meet Robert Shillman, the Tech Mogul Who Funds Pamela Geller’s Anti-Islam Push http://forward.com/news/307903/the-tech-mogul-who-funds-pamela-gellers-anti-islam-push/?utm_content=buffer601aa&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The Moral Problem With a Muhammad Cartoon Contest, Noah Feldman http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-05-05/the-moral-problem-with-a-muhammad-cartoon-contest
 
New details emerge about Texas gunmen, adding fuel to free speech debate, Chas Danner http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2015/05/new-details-emerge-on-tx-gunmen-fueling-debate.html

On Public Transport: Support Free Speech, Not Hate Speech, Rabbi Marc Schneier http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rabbi-marc-schneier/on-public-transport-suppo_b_7188792.html?utm_campaign

Prophet Muhammad cartoons: Is anyone laughing?, Robert Azzi http://www.concordmonitor.com/home/16825841-95/monitor-board-of-contributors-prophet-muhammad-cartoons-is-anyone-laughing

Some abuse the First Amendment (Pamela Geller), Kathleen Parker http://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/outlook/article/Kathleen-Parker-Some-abuse-the-First-Amendment-6252167.php?t=8df10d56db&cmpid=twitter-premium 

Stop comparing Pamela Geller to the murdered staffers of Charlie Hebdo, Jake Flanagan http://qz.com/397726/stop-comparing-pamela-geller-to-the-murdered-staffers-of-charlie-hebdo/

Texas attack refocuses attention on the fine line between free speech and hate speech http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-garland-cartoon-shooting-20150504-story.html#page=1

Texas cartoon contest invited trouble, and trouble came http://www.dailynews.com/opinion/20150504/texas-cartoon-contest-invited-trouble-and-trouble-came

‘Texas Shooting is a Reminder the West Must Marginalize its anti-Muslim Bigots’ , CJ Werleman http://www.middleeasteye.net/columns/texas-shootings-breaking-far-right-isis-circle-hate-1123370431

Texas Shooting Sheds Light On Murkiness Between Free, Hate Speech, Wade Goodwyn http://www.npr.org/2015/05/05/404483253/texas-shooting-sheds-light-on-murkiness-between-free-hate-speech?utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=us&utm_source=dlvr.it

Texas shooting is a pointless chapter in the story of intolerance and extremism http://www.rawstory.com/2015/05/texas-shooting-is-a-pointless-chapter-in-the-story-of-intolerance-and-extremism/#.VU1YpJN9DCo.twitter

Undeterred after Garland, Pamela Geller tells @davidcfrancis she’s gearing up her anti-Muslim campaign. https://foreignpolicy.com/2015/05/05/pamela-gellers-anti-muslim-crusade-gearing-up-after-garland-shooting/?utm_content=buffer9c5a7&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Unmasking peddlers of hate, Cathy Young nwsdy.li/1El0x0d

Vatican blasts Muhammad cartoons as pouring ‘gasoline on the fire’ http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/religion/vatican-blasts-muhammad-cartoons-as-pouring-gasoline-on-the-fire/2015/05/06/4fa1c33a-f422-11e4-bca5-21b51bbdf93e_story.html?postshare=7571431002798032

What passes for debate at Fox News: an Islamophobe and an Imam with ISIS ties http://mm4a.org/1DU2b8r 

When cheap laughs cost too much, Clarence Page http://bit.ly/1JxVNcb

Who’s behind many public bouts of fierce #Islamophobia? Small & self-promoting non-profits http://bridge.georgetown.edu/behind-anti-muslim-hype-small-self-promoting-non-profits/

Why Pam Geller’s Muslim-baiting stunt in Garland was a big fat flop, Peter Weber http://theweek.com/articles/553755/why-pam-gellers-muslimbaiting-stunt-garland-big-fat-flop

Geert Wilders, the champion of ‘free speech’ in Texas, wants to ban the Koran in Holland, Adam Taylor http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2015/05/04/geert-wilders-the-champion-of-free-speech-in-texas-wants-to-ban-the-koran-in-holland/?postshare=7151430857292350

Geert Wilders: Rise of an anti-Islam opportunist http://cnn.it/1IW17b8 

Geert Wilders plans on hosting another ‘Draw Mohammed’ exhibition http://www.examiner.com/article/geert-wilders-plans-on-hosting-another-draw-mohammed-exhibition

Juan Williams Shreds Pamela Geller: “You Are About Self-Promotion,” Not “The Real Cause Of Free Speech” http://po.st/lTmScA

With Pamela Geller’s Prophet Muhammad cartoon stunt in Texas, hate rears its ugly face again, Linda Stasi http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/pamela-geller-sows-seeds-hate-texas-article-1.2211845


EVEN FOLKS WHO AREN’T FOND OF MUSLIMS THOUGHT GELLER WENT TOO FAR

7 Conservatives Who Surprisingly Have Refused To Stand Behind Pam Geller http://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/conservatives-pam-geller-texas-shooting

Franklin Graham: We Should Not Mock Islam http://www.charismanews.com/world/49526-franklin-graham-we-should-not-mock-islam

Even Laura Ingraham thinks Pamela Geller’s anti-Islam event went too far http://www.rawstory.com/2015/05/even-laura-ingraham-thinks-pamela-gellers-anti-islam-event-went-too-far/

Pamela Geller Compares Self to Rosa Parks, Fox Host Ain’t Having It http://www.mediaite.com/tv/pamela-geller-compares-self-to-rosa-parks-fox-host-aint-having-it/

Pamela Geller Is Apparently Too Extreme for Peter King, Tina Nguyen http://www.mediaite.com/online/pamela-geller-is-apparently-too-extreme-for-peter-king/

O’Reilly on Pamela Geller Mohammed Drawing Contest: “Insulting The Entire Muslim World Is Stupid” http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2015/05/06/oreilly_on_pamela_geller_mohammed_drawing_contest_insulting_the_entire_muslim_world_is_stupid.html

Geraldo Rivera unloads on Pam Geller: Her hateful rhetoric “reminds me of Aryan Nation, KKK, racists” http://www.salon.com/2015/05/08/geraldo_rivera_unloads_on_pam_geller_her_hateful_rhetoric_reminds_me_of_aryan_nation_kkk_racists/

Donald Trump: I’m All For Free Speech, But Anti-Islam Cartoon Contest Was ‘DUMB!’  http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/donald-trump-garland-shooting

Greta Van Susteren scolds Pamela Geller http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/wp/2015/05/06/fox-newss-greta-van-susteren-scolds-pamela-geller/


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