In December of 2009, blogger Pamela Geller—a former business executive turned stay-at-home mom—posted a reaction to a New York Times article about a proposed mosque near the site Ground Zero, vehemently expressing her opposition to the mosque. In subsequent blog posts, Geller coined the phrase, "Ground Zero Mega Mosque," which became the flashpoint phrase, Ground Zero Mosque. Thus her campaign against Islam went viral, leading her to become a conservative media darling and one of the most vocal Islamophobes in the U.S.
In fact, Norway terrorist Anders Behring Breivik praised Geller's blog and cited her writings in his anti-Muslim political manifesto. Geller's reaction was to publish an oft-criticized piece justifying the killings, saying the camp was part of an "anti-Israel indoctrination center," and the victims would have grown up to be Norwegian political leaders responsible for allowing Muslims to take over the country.
In 2010 Geller, who co-founded the "Stop Islamization of America" group with Robert Spencer (and authored a book with the same name), embarked on a relentless campaign against the proposed Park51 Islamic community center and mosque, saying it would be viewed by Muslims around the world as a triumph on "conquered land." Park51 is but one of her targets. Gellar also has advocated for the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem to be removed and published an article defending genocide war criminal Radovan.