Activist against radical Islam Pamela Geller told Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon that the mainstream media is not only avoiding reporting of jihad related news, “When it comes to Islam the mainstream media by and large is enforcing the Sharia.”
Geller recounted that no American papers ran the cartoons that prompted the Charlie Hebdo slaughter by Islamic Jihadists. Geller observed that the Daily News showed the comic book cover on its pages, but only with pixilated images. Bannon was quick to point out that Breitbart featured the cover of the magazine for nine hours as the lead on its website.
The purveyor of the website Atlas Shrugs Geller, appearing on Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot radio channel 125, clarified to host Bannon some of the precepts of Sharia which is Islamic Law. To those who follow the Sharia “it is a crime to offend or criticize or slander Islam,” she said. However, she points out that in Islam slander is different than the Western idea of slander.
Even if offensive or insulting statements made about Mohammed or Islam are true, Geller stated that “it is slander, it is illegal and it is punishable by death, as we see in Muslim countries. Usually we see it as a form of retribution against Christians.”
The crime of blasphemy under Sharia, Geller emphasized is punishable by death. She reminded Bannon that that is why in 2005 and 2006 when the first Danish cartoon crisis emerged, resulting in the torching of Danish embassies in Beirut and Damascus, none of the newspapers then would run the cartoons. “They were self-enforcing the Sharia. They were self-censoring. Anyone who had seen these cartoons could see how ridiculous they were,” she asserted.
Geller made the point that the media constantly refers to Mohammed as the Prophet Mohammed. “Let me tell you something” she said. “He’s not my prophet. When they refer to Jesus, the media doesn’t refer to him as my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” Geller went on to state that “there is a whole different set of dynamics in the media on reportage concerning Islam.”
Moreover, the mainstream media “scrubs Islam from the news reports” Geller insists. As an example she pointed to the recent Oklahoma beheading of the 54-year-old grandmother Colleen Hufford. The murderer Alton Nolen’s “entire facebook page was dedicated to Islam. He had pictures of beheadings and cited the Koran 3:15: ‘Strike them at their necks, Strike them at their necks!’ That was all scrubbed from news reports. That’s what I mean by self-enforcing the Sharia.”
Geller added that is why Breitbart and other conservative sites are so important. “It’s not that just these stories are not being reported or being under reported, worse they are being twisted. This kind of reportage is harmful.”
Geller described how the attack on Charlie Hebdo and the slaughter inside the Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket in Paris were well coordinated Islamic terrorist attacks. The jihadists behind the journalist slaughter and the supermarket attack “knew each other, worked together and were part of the same cell. Yet, now you have Eric Holder in Paris today saying that ‘this is a war against lone wolves.’”
Geller says that Attorney General Holder “isn’t just being clueless. There is a complicity here.”