Pamela Geller organized the “Draw Mohammed” event in Texas last night where two shooters showed up. They were killed, a security guard was injured, and a national debate was revived about free speech and offending Muslims, especially in the wake of the targeting of Charlie Hebdo months ago.
Geller told CNN’s Jake Tapper this afternoon that taking a stand on free speech shouldn’t be controversial. Tapper noted how Charlie Hebdo targeted “every religion, every political party,” and asked, “What was the purpose of holding an event that specifically focused on drawing the Prophet Mohammed?”
Geller said, “That’s where the war on free speech is coming from.” She went off on how “Islamic supremacists” are attempting to bully people into silence and impose restrictions on free speech. And if everyone ran cartoons like those, she pointed out, it’d be hard for jihadists to kill all of them.
Peaceful, moderate Muslims may likely have been offended by the event, but as Geller put it, “that’s the price you pay” for living in a society where free speech is valued.
Watch the video below, via CNN:
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