from the American Thinker:
Pamela Geller, Heroine
The horrible act in New York on Tuesday reminds us once again we are in a war. A war with radical Islam. A war that our prior President and most of his party has tried to lose through their juvenile, silly version of Neville Chamberlain politics.
They prevented anyone in their administration from using the term “radical Islam,” hoping that would make radical Muslims less angry. Sure, that’ll work. They asked our media to follow. And for the most part, they did. Bleating all the way.
They dismantled surveillance on the centers of Jihadism. They gutted many of the concrete methods we had to deal with this threat.
They chided those who wanted to fight this ideology as Islamophobes, and racists.
I hope everyone remembers where they were on 9/11. I sure do. I remember the Towers coming down, I remember being shocked at the lack of air traffic for a week, the stalling of business, the fear of the country as we regrouped, the rallying around the president as we responded.
I went on with my life vowing to be unafraid as a gesture in the face of these terror merchants. And I did. It was a conscious decision most Americans took.
Pamela Geller did that as well. I gather she did a lot more than that. While we were going on with our lives, she found a mission for hers. 9/11 wasn’t just an event for her to pick herself up from. It was a seminal call for her to address a dark time and an evil in the world.
She saw this ideology wasn’t going away. She saw the hate that filled this ideology and pointed it out. She saw its narrow-minded side and spoke about it. She saw its destructiveness and warned us all. She began a blog[i] and publicized these things. She worked with Robert Spencer in trying to wake America and the world up. She works at it daily.