Antisemitism during World War II and now. Thanks to Matt at Conservative Hideout for giving me the idea to show pictures of antisemitism which took place during WWII and in recent times.
Pamela Geller is the admin of Atlas Shrugs, which many of you already know. She is a leader in the cause of fighting the Islamification of America. She is a leader in exposing the violence in Islam, and that violence which is being perpetrated against women. Apparently she is finding out who really are her friends and/or supporters and who aren't. She is a truly remarkable woman in this fight to keep our freedom and regain certain liberties in the United States.
I can say that Pamela Geller is passionate, remarkable, kind, and a great patriot because when I emailed her and asked her for help when I was trying to plan rallies in both New York City and Pittsburgh (or the Pittsburgh area) to protest against the DOJ's decision to put Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM) on trial in NYC she wasn't just willing to be a speaker at the rally but she was so excited and extremely kind in offering to help out in guiding me with how to organize a protest. Well, between a couple of hang ups which occurred, one of them being my health going south at the time unfortunately I wasn't able to make the protest happen.
Pamela has taken some hits for her being such an outspoken critic of Islamic extremism. But, now she has become a target from an unlikely source. She has been a longtime supporter of the English Defense League (EDL) but there has been an ongoing problem with certain elements within the administration expressing sentiments of antisemitism which she felt the need to address publicly now. Good for her.
However, it has become increasingly clear that the EDL has morphed and diverged from its original course. They now have clearly been infiltrated by the worst kind of influences, something that had successfully staved off for years, and they're no longer staving it off. Roberta Moore, the leader of the Jewish Division, has broken with the EDL. Perhaps the decentralization of the group or the loose grip Tommy Robinson held on its tether is responsible for this terrible shift in the EDL's -- I don't know. But whatever the case may be, the EDL has done a Charles Johnson. And they are now unrecognizable to me. I am sure regular Atlas readers have noticed that some time ago I stopped covering their events -- I was waiting to see how things would shake out. I was waiting to see if the forces of good would recapture the heart and soul of the group. Alas, it was not to be.
Now that the person whom I most trusted in the EDL, Roberta Moore, has resigned, as she was increasingly uncomfortable with the neo-fascists that had infiltrated the administration of the group, I too am withdrawing my support from the EDL. I hope that genuine anti-jihadists in Britain will also leave the EDL and work with Roberta on starting a new group that will resist definitively and firmly all attempts to divert it from its mission of fighting against jihad and for human rights.
The leader of the EDL, Tommy Robinson, has released this statement:
The English Defence League was formed two years ago. One of the fundamental beliefs that this movement was built on was its support for Israel’s right to defend itself. In our first demonstrations, we went to Birmingham, and we flew the flag of Israel, the Star of David. In the first public speech I ever gave, I wore the Star of David in Leeds. The reason for this is because Israel is a shining star of democracy. If Israel falls, we all fall. This is what our movement has been built on for two years.
The English Defence League will not be deterred from its support for Israel and the Jewish people. Recently, in the EDL there have been internal arguments, which are nothing more than that. Every large has its disagreements, but when push comes to shove, we all stand on the same side.
Meanwhile, some people on the fringes of this movement wish to direct it toward their own agenda. This will never happen. Israel is a beacon of democracy amid repressive Arab states. Recently some people have jumped on the EDL bandwagon and tried to use our platform to express anti-Semitic views. These statements are not in accord with the fundamental beliefs of the English Defence League. These people are not welcome, never have been welcome, and never will be welcome within the EDL. We reject all anti-Semitism. The EDL stands where it always has stood, which is side-by-side with Israel.
We repudiate any individual, group or writing that favors anti-Semitism, neofascism, and any race-based ideology. Any rogue elements within the EDL who go against our mission statement and our beliefs will be removed from the organization; we are determined to remain true to our mission. Anti-Semitism will not ever be tolerated within the EDL.
The EDL stands for freedom. It always has, it always will. We want the Jewish people and all free people to remain free forever, and we all stand together in this fight against Islamic jihad.
Pamela has posted an update on the recent blogwar over the English Defense League.
Apparently the antisemitic elements amongst the EDL admin need to purged even more.
I stand against antisemitic poison.
Other Conservative bloggers who stand with Pamela Geller - Conservative Hideout , Zilla of the Resistance, The Other McCain, Da Tech Guy , Razor Sharp Claws, and American Sheepdogs.