Over at Think Progress Tanya Somanader draws our attention to Pamela Geller’s speech last weekend when she received an award from the David Horowitz Freedom Center for “her efforts in defense of Judeo-Christian civilization”, as Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch put it in his adulatory introduction.
Geller used her acceptance speech to describe the misnamed “Ground Zero Mosque” as “the second wave of the 9/11 attack”:
You have to understand that we’re in a war. We are at war now. It’s not coming. It’s not around the corner. It’s now. The Ground Zero Mosque is the second wave of the 9/11 attack…. We are under attack. Obviously, the violent jihad, the academic jihad, the sociological jihad, the cultural jihad, the academic jihad, we have been infiltrated at the senior level of the Department of Defense…. This is not a conventional war. Each one of you must fight this war … you are each activated…. We have not yet recovered the bodies from 9/11 and we’re under attack with the Ground Zero mega-mosque. And make no mistake, Cordoba, iconic of Islam’s conquering of the West, it’s quite deliberate…. It is a triumphal mosque. Because one shmuck in New York says “it’s a mosque of healing” doesn’t make it so. It’s ridiculous, it’s insulting.
Somander observes that “this thoughtless comparison appears to be a new rallying cry for Geller”. Indeed, in response to news that the developers of Park51 have applied for funding from the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, Geller has written:
“Imagine the gall of these Islamic supremacists. The very idea that the infidels should finance the second wave of 911 attacks on the American people again exhibits the contempt Rauf and his gang have for the filthy kuffar.”