ISIS is now claiming responsibility for Sunday attempted terror attack at the Muhammad Art Exhibit in Garland, Texas and state that future attacks will be planned.
And why wouldn’t ISIS brag about it? Instead of condemning the attackers, the mainstream media has been busy condemning event organizer Pamela Geller for provoking the attacks. A Washington Post headline describes her as an “incendiary organizer”, a Los Angeles Times headline used the word “hatemonger” while a Seattle Times headline reads, “Cartoon contest organizer known for inflammatory rhetoric”.
I find the Seattle Times headline interesting in light of the fact that it was a Seattle cartoonist once named Molly Norris who was forced to go into hiding because of her attempt to organize an “Everybody Draw Muhammad” Day despite apologizing and calling off the event. Despite Norris protesting she wasn’t being “mean-spirited” it didn’t stop the late Anwar al-Awlaki of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula ordering that she be killed for crimes against Islam. She remains in hiding to this very day under a new identity and unable to earn a livelihood through drawing.
Criticize Pamela Geller all you want. But it seems to me that the term “incendiary organizer” and “hatemonger” would be more apt term for ISIS recruiters. The words uttered by Jihadi John as he is about to behead an American journalist and the words of the late Anwar al-Awlaki ordering a cartoonist to be killed are far more “inflammatory” then anything Geller could say.