Written by Gina Loudon
In an exclusive statement to WND, Pamela Geller has a message for Americans about the latest threat against her by the terror group ISIS.
“ISIS is here. The war is here,” warned Geller in exclusive comments to WND. “And they aren’t just coming for me. They are coming for anyone who does not submit.”
Despite the changes to her daily life because of pending threats and attempts on her life, Geller says she takes comfort in the determination and grit of everyday Americans who join her in this fight. She said she “stands with and for” the millions of Americans like herself who “will not relinquish our inalienable rights to devout savages.”
As WND reported, Geller’s home address was tweeted out this week by an ISIS account believed to be linked to an Islamic State jihadist kingpin in Britain. The account has since been suspended.
The tweet that drew so much attention said “#GoForth.” It then revealed Geller’s New York City address very specifically, including her apartment number. The threat came on the heels of the arrest of a third man linked to the plot to behead Geller.
Islamic radicals have since called for Geller’s head, and vow to kill anyone who “blasphemes” Muhammad.
On Monday, WND reported Geller’s monthly security bill is $30,000.
Geller is concerned Americans do not understand the scope of the ISIS plot.
She told WND, “The left, the RINOS and the Islamic apologists say I am ‘provocative’ for standing against Sharia. Were the Jewish children murdered in cold blood by a devout Muslim at a Jewish Day School in France ‘provocative’? Was Daniel Pearl ‘provocative’? Were James Foley, Steve Sotloff or Alan Henning ‘provocative’? Were the shoppers at the kosher deli, Hyper Cacher, ‘provocative’? Are the Yazidi and non-Muslim girls gang-raped and sold into slavery ‘provocative’? Is the existence of Israel ‘provocative’? Are the millions of non-Muslims being ethnically cleansed across the Middle East ‘provocative’? Were the World Trade Center towers ‘provocative’? Were the soldiers in Fort Hood Texas ‘provocative’? Was beheading victim Colleen Hufford in Oklahoma ‘provocative’?”
According to Seacoast Online, Jerry DeLemus, a resident of Rochester, New Hampshire, is planning to hold another “Draw Muhammad” contest later this year despite the terror attack during Geller’s Texas event. He told International Business Daily, “I’m not worried about taking a risk, it’s more important to defend our way of life in this country, our constitutional rights, for everybody.”
DeLemus said he recognizes the events are considered blasphemous to Muslims, but he says he is not concerned. Like Geller, he says the issue of free speech is more critical than any associated risks in hosting another “Draw Muhammad” event.
Twelve people were killed in a terror attack in January at the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical magazine that published Muhammad cartoons.
SOURCE: WND News