Yesterday I published an exchange I had with a Lauren Kirchner, young Hitler-youth type of journalist from ProPublica, an uber left non-profit, threatening advertisers and payment services that were found on my site. I was not the only target, other counter jihad sites received this vicious ‘interview request” as well. Jihad Watch, Former Muslim Ali Sina, Bare Naked Islam were also targeted.
Today, Paypal suspended Robert Spencer’s Jihad Watch account.
I speak from first hand experience. Geller Report has been scrubbed from google search results. 15 years of over forty thousands posts. Poof! Gone. The leftist masters of the universe are, without our consent, arbitrarily and capriciously abridging and surrendering our most basic fundamental freedoms. The internet is the last frontier in the war on free speech. We cannot and will not cede the field.
If anything had happened to Pamela Geller, we can be sure that the talking heads would have looked soulfully into the cameras and said, Well, she had it coming. It’s a sign of how much our respect for the freedom of speech, and understanding of its importance, has degenerated since the days of Rushdie.
Commentary Magazine has devoted their July-August edition to an issue-length symposium in which many prominent writers, activists and thinkers were asked to respond to the question, “Is free speech under threat in the United States?” I was asked to contribute. The following is an excerpt from my piece on COMMENTARY’s symposium on the threat to free speech:
The New York Times has finally deigned to cover the violent, fascist war on the free speech against those who the left oppose But Times glosses over all that, not surprisingly, since the Times itself is a flagship of the Leftist establishment, and a cheerleader for any effort that marginalizes and silences dissenting voices.