Pamela Geller says the only difference between the ISIS-inspired attack on her Muhammad cartoon contest in May and the attack on U.S. military servicemen last week is that her event was prepared.
“The only difference between Garland and Chattanooga is that we were armed,” Geller told WND.
“Both involved the jihadis driving up in a car, and getting out and shooting,” she continued. “Our event in Garland was better prepared, and so the jihadis were stopped, whereas because of the unconscionable rule that our armed forces are not allowed to be armed on military bases, the jihadi in Chattanooga was able to kill four Marines and one sailor.”
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WND asked Geller what she believed U.S. law enforcement should be doing to counter these attacks, besides allowing service members to carry weapons on military bases and at recruiting offices.
They will need to “take it upon themselves to learn about what Islam and jihad are really all about, and strategize how to stop it accordingly,” she said. “The Obama administration scrubbed jihad and Islam from all counter-terror (training) materials and programs.”
What the nation is seeing now from so-called “lone-wolf” Islamic terrorists like Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez “is the poisonous fruit of that fatal policy change,” Geller said.
So she doesn’t expect the terror attacks to stop. More likely, she warns, they will accelerate.
“The mosques must be monitored,” Geller said.
WND asked if the Chattanooga attack provides a sense of personal vindication, since it proves it doesn’t take a Muhammad cartoon contest to make someone a target of violent Muslim jihadists.
“Of course, but in that case I am vindicated every day, as there are jihad attacks worldwide all the time that do not come as a response to any conceivable ‘provocation,’” Geller said.
“Were the Marines ‘inciting’ or ‘provoking’? The idea that we were was absurd and craven on its face,” she said.
On the issue of Islamic immigration, Geller said Congress must face the truth and act accordingly.
“End it, since there is no reliable way to distinguish between peaceful Muslims and jihadis,” she said.
All of Obama’s presumed causes of Islamic terrorism have now been debunked, such as poverty and lack of education or economic opportunity. Abdulazeez had a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and came from a middle-class family. His father had a government job and could afford to send his son to visit Jordan for seven months.
‘The war is here’
Radicalization has no boundaries, Geller said. The only common denominator among Islamic terrorists is Islam itself.
“The war is here. ISIS is here. This is just the beginning,” Geller said. “The Obama administration can no longer avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. And we, the American people, are the ones who will continue to pay for Obama’s Shariah compliance – with blood and untold suffering.
“There are no lone wolves in the global jihad. There are millions of Muslim soldiers all over the world who are all following the same playbook – the Quran – and the same ideology – Islam.”