You know what’s just like a rape victim? A rape victim. But Pamela Geller just compared herself to one after her ‘draw Mohammad’ cartoon contest put the lives of law enforcement and citizens of Garland in harm’s way.
Mayor Douglas Athas of Garland, Texas, said in an interview with BBC News that he did not know why Geller chose Garland for the anti-Muslim event.
“Of course we’d been happy if they’d stayed in New York and had their activity there,” Athas said. “But they chose to come here. From all the reports I’ve gotten from our officers that were on the scene, most of the people there were not from Garland. They were not even from Texas.”
Raw Story reports:
According to Geller, the mayor’s assessment of her event was akin to blaming a rape victim.
“How ridiculous,” she opined to the BBC. “I mean, that’s like saying the pretty girl was responsible for her own rape. The mayor is going after the defenders of free speech, and clearly giving a free pass to the savages who came with guns to kill innocent people because of a cartoon.”
Athas pointed out on Tuesday that officials had done their jobs to protect Geller’s rights even though she put the people of Garland in danger.
“Certainly in hindsight, we as a community would be better off if she hadn’t [held the event here],” Athas said. “Her actions put my police officers, my citizens and others at risk. Her program invited an incendiary reaction. She picked my community, which does not support in any shape, passion or form, her ideology.”
“But at the end of the day, we did our jobs. We protected her freedoms and her life,” he added.
Watch courtesy of BBC:
As it happens, Garland is filled with Anti-Muslim bigotry so that could be why the bigot chose that city.
By others weighing in and practicing their right to Free Speech, it’s really pissing Geller off. The Anti-Muslim crusader also compared herself to civil rights icon Rosa Parks.
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