Pam Geller's Version of Sharia Law

Pam Geller's Version of Sharia Law September 15, 2011

The terminally ridiculous Pam Geller says that any attempt to criticize her loony beliefs is an attempt to enforce Sharia law:

And by the way when you speak up you will be called a ‘racist, Islamophobic, anti-Muslim bigot.’ And why is that? Because that is the enforcing of the Sharia. Under the Sharia if you speak candidly about Islam, if you speak critically about Islam, you are a ‘racist, Islamophobic, anti-Muslim bigot’ because it is blasphemy. These are blasphemy laws. Do not insult Islam, do not defame Islam, do not speak candidly about Islam. So while in Muslim countries you’re executed, non-Muslims are executed for blasphemy, here in America you’re not assassinated but your character is assassinated.

By that “reasoning” Geller is trying to enforce Sharia law by making herself a sacred object that cannot be criticized.

"He doesn't like competition, even if it's imaginary."

Hannity’s Typically Substantive Response to Impeachment ..."
"I'm sure his current job pays a lot better too."

Hannity’s Typically Substantive Response to Impeachment ..."

Browse Our Archives

Follow Us!


TRENDING AT PATHEOS Nonreligious
What Are Your Thoughts?leave a comment
  • slojocoma

    And if you are against posting the ten commandments in a courthouse you will be branded a christian-hater! Boy, these x-tians don’t have it easy.

  • fastlane

    Pam Geller:

    And by the way when you speak up you will be called a ‘racist, Islamophobic, anti-Muslim bigot.’ And why is that?

    Because you are a racist, Islamophobic, anti-Muslim bigot.

    …glad I could help

  • MikeMa

    There are a lot of things one could call Pam Geller. Intelligent is not one of them.

  • “Do not insult Islam, do not defame Islam, do not speak candidly about Islam.”

    I don’t have a problem with anyone insulting, defaming, or speaking candidly about Islam. But that’s not what this is about. It’s about insulting and defaming people because they happen to nominally be Muslims, declaring them to be violent crazed maniacs who must be denied basic freedoms and assaulted endlessly in the name of protecting us from them. When it turns out that their actual professed beliefs and behavior are perfectly harmless, the Gellers of the world don’t care. In their view, Muslims are not be judged as individuals, but rather according to the worst possible stereotypes. That is racism and bigotry.

    I don’t think Geller is incapable of understanding the distinction. She’s just a dissembling scumbag.

  • Chiroptera

    And by the way when you speak up you will be called a ‘racist, Islamophobic, anti-Muslim bigot.’ And why is that?

    Just out of curiosity, what do you call someone who speaks up against the goals and activism of the Christian Religious Right in the US?

  • MikeMa

    what do you call someone who speaks up against the goals and activism of the Christian Religious Right in the US?

    anti-christo facist?

  • pa747sp

    ‘but your character is assassinated’

    so what? Isn’t that what Christians are doing all the time the the various groups in society that their miserable little minds believe are sinful?

  • Nomad

    Probably lots of people got this, but I just have to comment on the fact that when I viewed this story on my RSS reader on my phone, the ad that displayed on the bottom of it was for “sharia compliant home loans”. Still a bit of a miss as far as ad algorithms go, but still a better targeting than the ads for Liberty University.

    Still getting an ad for what looks like a scientology apologist site. I kinda figured that “freedom” in large bold letters followed by “special report” was an Orwellian warning sign, but I just had to see for myself.

    I kind of enjoy trying to follow the tortured logic of posts such as this one by Geller. She says that things that happen in sharia countries do not happen here, even though she says that we are already under sharia here. So she lists other things that are part of sharia, such as not being able to criticize things. And since she is being criticized, she concludes that sharia must be being used on her.

    So in other words, sharia means not being able to criticize things. Therefore the fact that she is being criticized is evidence of sharia.

    Or is it slightly different than that? Has Geller just invented sharia envy? Maybe the gist of this post is more along the lines of “I’m so tired of those muslims who consider themselves above criticism. Who do they think they are, and why can’t I get in on some of that?”

  • wheatdogg

    Chiroptera @5:

    Just out of curiosity, what do you call someone who speaks up against the goals and activism of the Christian Religious Right in the US?

    Sane? Smart? Scared shitless?

  • wheatdogg

    Anytime you criticize someone on the Right Wing you are infringing on their First Amendment rights. Some lady who used to be on the radio told me.

    So, by analogy, anytime you criticize Crazy Pam you are enforcing sharia.

    Makes perfect sense.

  • DaveL

    Imagine a world where this is what blasphemy laws actually looked like.

    Writer Runs Afoul of Muslim Blasphemy Laws

    Noted author Salman Rushdie was found guilty by Islamic authorities of blasphemy against Allah and His prophet. In accordance with Sharia law, his critics publicly denounced him as a racist bigot. No further sanctions were imposed.