Pamela Geller, who has been referred to as the “queen of the Muslim bashers,” is not doing anything to shed that title.
Geller, the executive director of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) and Stop Islamization of America (SIOA), said she’s enamored with the Marines seen in a recent video that allegedly shows them urinating on corpses of Taliban soldiers.
“I love these Marines,” she wrote on her blog, Atlas Shrugs. “Perhaps this is the infidel interpretation of the Islamic ritual of washing and preparing the body for burial.”
According to WDSU, Muslim tradition calls for, among other customs, the body of the deceased to be washed before burial.
Geller’s comments come in the wake of the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ (CAIR) condemnation of the video.
CAIR, in turn, issued a statement condemning Geller’s remarks, calling her website a “hate blog.”
In a follow up post on her blog later Thursday, Geller reiterated her message:
So let me be perfectly clear. I DO love those Marines. We are at war with an enemy that means to slaughter us and overthrow the United States of America. I don’t CAIR that these Marines wee wee’ed on murderous savages.
In regard to the organization condemning the video, Geller wrote, “Hamas-tied CAIR, once again sides with jihadists against the US military.”
Ibrahim Hooper, the Communications Director for CAIR, told HuffPost the allegation that the organization is tied to Hamas is untrue. “That’s a tactic of the extreme Islamaphobes,” Hooper said. “It’s a tactic of those who hate Islam and throw around those bizarre and idiotic labels.”
See also LoonWatch, 12 January 2012