Wednesday night Pamela Geller gave a speech at the student center in Brooklyn College.
Geller is a blogger and political activist who is best known for advocating against jihad and radical Islam, especially in New York. Recently, she financed anti-jihadist ads in New York City, which were very controversial and went to court. The federal judge ruled in her favor arguing her freedom of speech.
In the beginning of her speech, Geller said it is rare that she or fellow activists get to speak at college campuses. She explained that she ran anti-jihad ads to counter the anti-Israel ads she saw around the country. She spoke that she had to sue to get ads run and this was sad because we live in the United States and are protected by the First Amendment. The audience laughed at this.
One lady spoke up, explained that she is Muslim married to a Jewish husband, and she survived a genocide years ago. She thanked Pamela. In response, the crowd started to laugh and heckle her. They kept shouting and wouldn’t let her ask her question. She said to the crowd, “If you’re so brave, I want your heads on a platter.” The crowd erupted by chanting, “That’s a threat.” The room became chaotic and disruptive.
Geller said the crowd should be ashamed of themselves for heckling and laughing at a genocide survivor.
The woman asked Pamela to never stop fighting radical Islam. “Never,” she replied.