Conservative Pundits For Sharia? – American Thinker


Tuesday night Fox News carried a barrage of criticism against free-speech heroine Pam Geller for her draw Mohammed contest.  She was attacked by Greta van Susteren,  Bill O’Reilly and Laura Ingraham, without being given a chance to be interviewed and defend herself.  Megyn Kelly and Sean Hannity were the stand-up guys.

In response to my blog post Tuesday on Megyn Kelly calling out O’Reilly on why Geller is absolutely right, I received an email from a normally clear-headed conservative friend who asserted Geller was purposely provocative and it is wrong to insult anyone’s religion.

Here’s the key difference.  Muslims can follow their own religious beliefs but they can’t force me to follow them.  They believe it is wrong to draw Mohammed, Catholics think it is wrong to get divorced, Jews think it is wrong to eat pork.  You are not insulting Judaism by eating pork, a Catholic by divorcing, or a Moslem by drawing Mohammed.

To claim that drawing Mohammed is an insult is a jihadi idea.  It is not an American idea.  It is applying their code to our behavior.  Drawing Mohammed is entirely normal political speech.  It is not a gratuitous insult, it is fighting the imposition of sharia law in America.

Pam Geller is the bravest woman in America at this moment.

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