Pamela Geller begins by describing her carefree life in New York City before 9/11. She never considered the possibility of losing her freedom in such a wonderful country as America…”No country was better to its Jews.”
(I had the same feelings of freedom but it took me many more years to truly awaken.)
For Pamela it pretty much changed overnight.
In her first chapter she speaks about her early life—”I loved Brooklyn. I would sneak out, take the car and go to jazz clubs and discos…late at night,”—but she soon started a website “Atlas Shrugs” (later became the Geller Report) and so began the ugly, vile, attacks from the left.
Chapter 3 talks about the Muslim girls who just wanted the freedom to do what they wanted. Heartbreaking to read…”honor killed” by their family, their father, their brother. Aqsa Parves was murdered for refusing to wear the hijab. When Aqsa continued to refuse, her father and brother decided to kill her. The brother asked an American friend to get him a gun.
The friend didn’t, so Aqsa’s brother simply strangled her.
Aqsa’s entire story is told, and there are other named American Muslim girl victims.
Every year thousands of women and girls are honor-killed, most by Muslims.
Chapter 4 talks of the Ground Zero mosque. Imagine, a 16-story monstrosity going up at Ground Zero. The reason: the presence of a mosque asserts a triumphal victory. There are thousands of “triumphal” mosques all over the Islamic world. Pamela led the charge that stopped the Ground Zero mosque. “President Obama, Mayor Bloomberg, legions of craven politicians and a sharia-compliant, jackbooted media,” were very upset.
Chapter 5 examines our meat supply. For years Butterball served halal turkey until 2012 when Pamela brought it to national attention.
It gets worse.
Meat and poultry are being slaughtered under halah rules but only a small portion is labeled “halal,” meaning we likely unknowingly are bowing to Islam.
Much of Pamela’s book is related to her ad-wars. Whenever Jew-hatred, Islamophobia, honor killing, or other hate-filled ads would appear on the sides of buses or billboards, she would develop a rebuttal ad, but the odds were against her. Rather than publish hers the media would simply change the rules, like “no more political ads.” Many times she fought these “people” in court and often won to get her ad published.
But if the rules were changed then the jihadis didn’t get their ad either.
In Chapter 6 (about halfway through) she describes her visits with Zuhdi Jasser (a suit-wearing jihadi if I ever saw one.) The man is a professional doctor, specializing internal medicine. Is he a “moderate?” In my mind (like the leader of Turkey) no such thing as a “moderate” Muslim. I think Zuhdi Jasser is the type who will lie and lie with a straight face in order to further the goal of Islam.
(To moderate a bit, I do feel sorry for the Muslim people. To leave Islam they face apostasy [death] so it’s easier for them to do what their leadership tells them and stay with Islam, meaning a billion and a half people are living in 7th Century ideological slavery.)
It seems 9/11 was not the beginning but just another step in the silent takedown of America. It started in the 1960s “…with the success of the violent Berkley student rebellion in 1964…” The left began stepping in and taking over. (I didn’t notice. I was naive, busy in the navy, with no thought of rebelling against the American leftist powers-that-be.)
Ross, North Dakota (my state) 1929, saw the first mosque built in nearly the center of North America. Was that the plan right then, a good place to spread the Islamic tentacles? The Muslim Brotherhood was founded in Egypt in 1928; the first Bro-hood organization was the MSAs (Muslim Student Associations) founded in the early 1960s. The first MSA appeared at the U of Illinois and spread quickly through American colleges (highschools too) which produced professionals ready to step into all American culture from academia to politics, education, religion, and on and on.
Way before 9/11 very likely the Bro-hood worked with the hijackers and had a plan to control the narrative right from the start, like when President Bush nearly immediately referred to Islam as a “…religion of peace.”
What rings and rings and rings in Pamela’s book—to me, at least—is, don’t offend or anger Muslims because innocent people could get hurt (and DO, regularly) just stay quiet and you’ll be okay—what BS!
Often/usually the media (what Pamela refers to as the enemedia and their lapdogs) not only doesn’t tell the whole story, sometimes outright lies, and gives voice to pro-sharia and pro-jihad and to hell with the victim. Sometimes her descriptions make me bust right out laughing, like referring to the New York Daily News as “deranged” “left wing.” I especially like “deranged.”
To end this review I will quote Pamela:
“This is ultimately not about me; it is about whether America will stand for freedom or surrender.
“I don’t want to die, but I will not live as a slave.”
Pamela Geller, live forever.