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Pamela Geller in WND: Catholic Church snagged in Geller Ban


Read my latest in WND here:


Exclusive: Pamela Geller explains why D.C. Metro barred Christmas ad

The Washington Times reported last Tuesday that “the Catholic church is taking Metro to court after the Washington-area transit agency rejected an ad campaign promoting a website aimed at encouraging attendance at parishes throughout the D.C. area.” Why did the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority reject these ads? Because of the Geller Ban.

This goes back to June 2015, when my organization, the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), created a free-speech ad campaign defying the blasphemy laws under the Shariah. We put up 100 billboards around St. Louis, depicting the winning cartoon in our Muhammad cartoon contest that was fired upon by jihadis in Garland, Texas, under the headline, “SUPPORT FREE SPEECH.” The cartoon depicted Muhammad being drawn by an artist. Muhammad says, “You can’t draw me!” The artist responds: “That’s why I draw you.” It was an apt summation of the courage and refusal to be bullied that we need to have in the face of violent intimidation from Islamic jihadis.

The billboards featuring this Muhammad cartoon also went up in and around the northern tri-county area of Marion, Baxter and Boone counties in Arkansas. But in what could only called an end-run around the First Amendment, when we tried to run them in the Washington, D.C., subway, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) enforced the Shariah under the guise of banning all “political ads.” No other ad had compelled WMATA to take such drastic action. My ads violating Islamic blasphemy laws led to Shariah bans in New York, Boston, Miami, Chicago, Denver, San Francisco et al.

The ban itself is mutable and unclear. No contemporary medium of communication may pass the test of being merely commercial and non-political. The New York Times runs an editorial page every day – not to mention the slant of their “straight news” – and therefore, if they can advertise, so can the Village Voice, the Socialist Militant and Dabiq (ISIS’ four-color magazine), for that matter.

The WMATA threw in public safety for good measure, as if these craven quislings knew what was conducive to the public good. Color me skeptical. They said the buses would be a target for jihadis. Yet if we’ve learned anything since 9/11, it is that America is the target. The West is the target for Islamic terrorism. Abridging our freedoms so as not to offend savages is surrender and un-American. It results in more demands, more surrender, more capitulation to Shariah law (which is what WMATA did).

Running and hiding is no strategy in a war. Operation Fetal Position is a recipe for disaster.
No one cared when my ads were banned, but it was never about me. The enemedia makes it about me, monsterizes me, so that people run in horror at the bogeyman and say yes, yes, shut her up, shut her down. It’s covert totalitarianism.

The Catholic Church, of course, would not have dreamed of sticking up for my free-speech rights at the time the Geller Ban first was put into place. But it’s like the famous Martin Niemöller poem:

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out –
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out –
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out –
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me – and there was no one left to speak for me.

Now they have come for the Catholic Church, and who will speak up for their free-speech rights?

What most people don’t know is the Geller Ban is not unique to Washington, D.C. In fact, the Geller Ban is in effect in every major city in the United States: New York, Boston, Miami, Chicago, liberal San Francisco, Denver and more.

So who will speak up for the other organizations that want to run perfectly reasonable ads, as mine were, and run afoul of this ban?

This is what the left does to anyone who stands in the way of the Islamic agenda. It’s all in my new book, “FATWA: Hunted in America.” Get the book, buy it for friends. Educate those around you.

Pamela Geller's shocking new book, "FATWA: HUNTED IN AMERICA" is now available on Amazon. It's Geller's tell all, her story - and it's every story - it's what happens when you stand for freedom today. Buy it. Now. Here.

  • Paul

    The Catholic Churchs money could not be better spent. Maybe something good will come out of their activities and their influence.

    • Mahou Shoujo

      That would be nice, better than sponsoring the import of more muslim terrorists to formerly Cristian nations.

  • Beagle

    Political speech is supposed to have the highest level of protection afforded under the First Amendment. Any law restricting it must be 1) narrowly-tailored to 2) serve a compelling state interest.

    Strikes one and two.

  • Mahou Shoujo

    The Catholic church is getting a good lesson on “what goes around, comes around”. If the church will not support what is right in others, it will not be supported by them either.

  • Dennis

    A commendably well said article. I applaud its contents, especially the poem that states the direction all of this anti-free speech is going. The inane sensitivity to these ads, and the faulty “political correction” that seems to be the basis for rejecting these non-violent adds, are becoming unreal and dangerous, having the direct effect of stifling free speech. It is very scary and downright inappropriate when ignorant and hopeless bureaucrats are left to decide what can be said or done. Why do we put up with this nonsense. Today, I read that the President intends to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, but the Arab world has stated that to do so would violate their red line and result in turmoil. These violent people will stop at nothing to get their way, and this great country should never be frightened by that kind of rhetoric. If we allow ourselves to constantly turn away from reasonable and appropriate risk that is otherwise the right thing to do or say, we are creating circumstances that will ultimately bite us in the “butt.” I can only hope that our courts support these adds, and end the assault on free speech and that our President does the right thing by accepting Israel’s city as its capitol and making the statement that Israel is here to stay to the Arab world.

  • Pray Hard

    Oh well.

  • TAp

    Honestly, we need another civil war in this country and about a third of the population needs to simply be in another place (like the Christ-haters, sodomites, Islamists, pedophiles, and mentally ill dressup freaks that they are).

  • robert v g

    Pam,I like how Cath. getting their turn. On another note,my screen comes up “insecure” when I go onto WND. ‘Sup?

  • Alleged-Comment

    Who specifically is BANNING these kinds of ads. We need to know their EXACT names and ROUTE the ukcers out!

  • Lyle Hartman

    Remember the catholic church makes lots of money resettling Muslims. Reap what you sow.

  • James Stamulis

    There is this thing called freedom of speech backed up by the right to bear arms but they are not recognized by the communists who took over our country and Europe.

  • Hughspeaks

    I should point out that Niemoller lied. The nazis didn’t come for the socialists. They were the socialists! The National Socialist German Worker’s Party, to be exact. Left wing academics have been furiously trying to rewrite that little detail of history for decades, but the fact remains that the nazis were a socialist party, and in their early days, the stuff they preached was very much the standard socialist fare.

    “We are Socialists, enemies, mortal enemies of the present capitalist economic system with its exploitation of the economically weak, with its injustice in wages, with its immoral evaluation of individuals according to wealth and money instead of responsibility and achievement, and we are determined under all circumstances to abolish this system! ”
    – Gregor Strasser, Nazi political strategist, 1926.

    “England is a capitalist democracy. Germany is a socialist people’s state. And it is not the case that we think England is the richest land on earth. There are lords and City men in England who are in fact the richest men on earth. The broad masses, however, see little of this wealth. We see in England an army of millions of impoverished, socially enslaved, and oppressed people. Child labor is still a matter of course there. They have only heard about social welfare programs. Parliament occasionally discusses social legislation. Nowhere else is there such terrible and horrifying inequality as in the English slums. Those with good breeding take no notice of it. Should anyone speak of it in public, the press, which serves plutocratic democracy, quickly brands him the worst kind of rascal.”
    – Joseph Goebbels, Nazi propagandist, 1939.

  • ninetyninepct

    It is clear the Catholic Church is deliberately being manipulated into pandering to Islam. Why are so many afraid of confronting Islam and standing up for democracy and freedom? Is the pope morphing into an imam? He would better serve Christianity by concentrating on promoting it rather than kissing Islam’s ass.

  • ramrodd


  • ramrodd

    Audio: Barnhardt Podcast #025: Should Steve Bannon Wear Lip Gloss to Mass? | Barnhardt

    Evil is in control of what remains of the Catholic Church..

    The Fallen Catholic Church in conjunction with Western governments are eliminating borders and bringing into Europe and the USA millions upon millions of illegal alien invaders and muslims(islam) in their efforts to finally destroy christianity and end Western Culture..

    She also gets into the fact that your cell phone is the RAT IN YOUR POCKET!

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