Daily Archives: May 4, 2015

Does a cartoon justify murder? UPDATE

May 3, 2015: Two men drove up and opened fire on the site of the heavily guarded “Draw the Prophet” event in Garland, Texas.  The two gun men were shot and killed in the parking lot; one of the officers on duty suffered non-life threatening injuries.  The event was locked down while police searched for a possible bomb while visitors to the exhibit sang patriotic songs to pass the time as they waited for the all clear.  The cartoon contest was held in defense of free speech and to highlight the cowardice of the American press that refused to publish the Mohammad-mocking Charlie Hebdo cartoons that inspired the lethal January 7, 2015, attack in Paris. The $10,000 prize-winning cartoon was drawn by Bosch Fawstin, a former Muslim.

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January 7, 2015: Two members of Al-Qaeda attacked the office of the French satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris and murdered 22 people. The reason? Charlie Hebdo had published cartoons mocking Muhammed. IMHO, Hebdo has published far worse about Christians, particularly Catholics, and Jews. I am unaware of any of us responding with anything more dire than a strongly worded protest. Normally, I wouldn’t reprint this kind of trash, but I think it’s important that we view the context within which 22 people were murdered by militant Muslims.

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UPDATE:

The American Left Stream Media has taken the “Blame Pam Geller” route for the shootings at the ‘Draw Mohammad” event.  On Sunday, she told “Fox and Friends” that she has message for those who want to blame her for what appears to be a terrorist attack on the event:

“I’m not responsible for the violence conducted by others. It’s outrageous that this would even be the morally inverted view of the media, that somehow because we drew a cartoon that two gunmen with AK-47s tried to storm the building and shoot up innocent people, and somehow they’re not responsible?”

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THIS AIN’T PARIS

One of my favorite westerns is Quigley Down Under, set in turn-of-the-century Australia and stars Tom Selleck and Alan Rickman (bad guy from Die Hard.) Selleck plays a Colorado cowboy who traveled cown under for a job. Rickman fancies himself as a gunslinger in the American West. He, along with two cronies, face a showdown with Selleck.

Rickman: “Some people wereare born in the wrong century…I was born on the wrong continent.”
Selleck: “This ain’t Dodge City…and you ain’t Bill Hickok.”
With that, Selleck draws his pistol and guns down all three. (He IS the hero, after all.)

Last year some Jihadis got pissed off about a French satire magazine were printing cartoons of the pedophile they swear allegiance to. With the strict gun control laws in France, the employees at Charlie Hebdo were helpless as the butchers swarmed in and slaughtered twelve innocents.

Fast forward to last night in Garland, Texas.

The attack yesterday took place around 7 p.m. local time at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas, northeast of Dallas. The occasion was the “Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest,” a sold-out event organized by the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), a group founded by activist and “Atlas Shrugs” blogger Pamela Geller, and by Jihad Watch, a website run by Spencer that is affiliated with the David Horowitz Freedom Center, which publishes FrontPage. Geller and Spencer attended the event.

http://www.frontpagemag.com/2015/matthew-vadum/the-anti-cartoon-jihad-comes-to-america/

When I first heard of the attempted attack by two individuals I thought: this ain’t Paris. They have guns in Texas and they can damn sure use them. And they did.
My second thought was that the two attackers were probably negroes who “converted” to Islam as an excuse to commit violence.

Official:  One of Texas Shooting Suspects IDed
One of the suspects in the shooting in Garland, Texas, late Sunday has been identified as Elton Simpson, an Arizona man who was previously the subject of a terror investigation, according to a senior FBI official.

https://gma.yahoo.com/official-one-texas-shooting-suspects-ided-111112719–abc-news-topstories.html

The UK Telegraph was outraged over the massacre in Paris. I’m posting this to show the liberal European mindset:

‘This is a war’: The woman behind anti-Islamic Muhammad cartoon contest and her long history of hatred
Blogger Pamela Geller, 56, president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, has been highly critical of Islam for years
Geller’s group was behind anti-Islamic ads that began appearing on New York City buses and subway entrances last year
She said Sunday that the shooting showed how ‘needed our event really was’
This is the REAL hatred, folks.
YOU’LL NEVER READ A MORE SNEERING ACCOUNT OF SOMEONE WITH COURAGE


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3066882/This-war-Woman-Muhammad-cartoon-contest-targeted-Texas-attack-long-history-anti-Islam-activism-including-controversial-NYC-transit-ads.html#ixzz3ZBTDhTNq


IT DIDN’T TAKE LONG FOR THE LEFT TO LEAP TO THE DEFENSE OF THE ATTEMPTED MURDERERS
I can’t say I didn’t see it coming. Instead of finding fault with the attackers that tried to KILL Pamela Geller for using her freedom of speech, CNN’s Alisyn Camerota calls her a bigot and attacks her on air. Pamela handled it expertly and destroyed every criticism tossed her way.

I NEVER EVEN KNEW CAMEROTA WENT OVER TO THE DARK SIDE. JUST GOES TO SHOW YOU.
Pamela Geller Battles CNN Host over Garland Shooting: Why Is Media ‘Targeting’ Us?

THERE WILL BE MUCH MORE ABOUT THIS, BUT IT’S EARLY. STAY TUNED.

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