Tuesday on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” one of the organizer of the Texas at a draw Mohammed event that was attacked by two ISIS linked gunmen, Pamela Geller, got into a battle with host Martha MacCallum over the controversial event.
MacCallum brought up criticisms that Geller is “taunting” Islamic extremists and said, “You have got and lot of criticism obviously. You are also getting it from some conservatives. Bill Donahue and Donald Trump speak out against what you do.”
Geller shot back, “As far as Mr. Trump goes he flaps his tongue and uses free speech to silence others. There was a war going on. What would he have said about Rosa Parks? Rosa Parks should never have gone to the front of the bus. She’s taunting people.”
MacCallum shot back, “No, no, no, no. How do you make the Rosa Parks comparison? They’re saying if you want to make a difference, you do it in a Christian way, you don’t do it in a crass crude way by insulting someone’s religion.”
Geller did not concede the point and said, “I will not abridge my freedom so as not to offend savages. We weren’t denigrating the religion. Political cartoons is political opinion. When you seek to impose the Sharia restrictions of Islam on free speech, that’s a political movement.”
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