Thursday, April 11, 2013

Long Island NY Synagogue Cancels Hatemonger Pamela Geller Speech, Geller Links to the Jewish Community and Lived in Long Island For Years.

GREAT NECK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) A Long Island synagogue has canceled a controversial speech by conservative firebrand Pamela Geller. Geller was set to speak Sunday, April 14th, at the Great Neck Synagogue. She had been invited by the men’s club at the synagogue to give a speech on Sharia, the religious and moral code of Islam. She has gained notoriety for her anti-Islam messages, notably including several series of ads that have appeared in the New York City subway and Metro North transit systems.

Pamela Geller calls herself a human rights activist, but her critics call her a hatemonger. And as CBS 2’s Carolyn Gusoff reported, Geller will be taking center stage at a Long Island synagogue this weekend speaking about Islam, and there’s been a firestorm of opposition.  “What is the controversy?” Geller said. “You know, a Jewish girl going to speak at a synagogue.”  But there is plenty of controversy. Geller has been called everything from a fanatical bigot to a fearless dynamo, and being called upon to speak at Great Neck Synagogue has ignited even more strong reactions. 

Geller’s most recent group, “Stop Islamization of America,” has been dubbed a hate group by both the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center. The Anti-Defamation League accused the group of “consistently vilifying the Islamic faith.” The SPLC called Geller “the anti-Muslim movement’s most visible and flamboyant figurehead,” and claimed she has “mingled comfortably with European racists (EDL) and fascists, spoken favorably of South African racists, defended Serbian war criminal Radovan Karadzic and denied toe existence of Serbian concentration camps.

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