Friday, February 10, 2017

30 YEARS FOR MOTOONS CONTEST ATTACK IN GARLAND TX

In May 2015 the Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest in Garland, Texas was attacked by two ISIS Jihadists. The contest was won by Objectivist artist Bosch Fawstin. Geert Wilders as the key note speaker, was on the spot when the attack took place. 

UPDATE: An Arizona man convicted of supporting the Islamic State and helping to plan the attack on the “Draw Muhammad” cartoon contest in Garland, Texas was given a sentence of 30 years in prison. Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem was also convicted of conspiring to support a foreign terrorist organization, interstate transportation of firearms as well as other charges. Prosecutors said that Kareem gave cash to his two friends, Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi, who opened fire outside the venue of the contest and were killed in a shootout with police. A security guard was wounded in the shootout. (More)





Aug. 10, 2016


FBI KNEW AND ENCOURAGED ATTACK ON MOHAMMED CARTOONS CONTEST IN GARLAND


Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders tabled questions in Dutch Parliament yesterday about the role of the FBI in the attack on the Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest in Garland, Texas. The FBI was aware IS terrorists planned an attack, and even seems to have encouraged it. On May 3, 2015 two terrorists opened fire on the exhibition. A security officer was wounded in the attack. The two terrorists were fatally shot. The FBI testified last week in the trial against Erick Jamal Hendricks, a US ISIS follower.
Days before an ISIS sympathizer attacked a cartoon contest in Garland, Texas, he received a text from an undercover FBI agent. “Tear up Texas,” the agent messaged Elton Simpson days before he opened fire at the Draw Muhammad event, according to an affidavit (pdf) filed in federal court Thursday. (...) “If you see that pig [Pamela Geller] make your ‘voice’ heard against her,” Hendricks allegedly told the undercover agent, referring to a notorious Islamophobe. Press officers for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio, the Cleveland FBI Office, and the Department of Justice declined to comment beyond the affidavit. (...) “If you see that pig [Pamela Geller] make your ‘voice’ heard against her,” Hendricks allegedly told the undercover agent, referring to a notorious Islamophobe. Press officers for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio, the Cleveland FBI Office, and the Department of Justice declined to comment beyond the affidavit. (...) 
The target appears to have been Pamela Geller, not Geert Wilders. Wilders tabled questions to the PM in Parliament on Tueday.




May 6, 2016


WINNING MOHAMMED CARTOON BACK ON EBAY

The winning artwork of the Draw Mohammed Cartoon Contest  sponsored by Pamela Geller’s American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) was removed from eBay Wednesday on a technicality. The artist -- Bosch Fawstin, a former Muslim -- won $12,500 in prize money at the May 3, 2015 event.

Earlier today, Ebay took down the Muhammad cartoon that winning artist Bosch Fawstin had put up for auction. The cartoon had garnered many bids and was up to $10,000. When Bosch tried to relist, they refused him. (...)  Mr. Fawstin opened bidding on his drawing Sunday, saying, “Own a piece of history. Own the Cartoon at the Center of a Terrorist Attack,” Breitbart News reported. On Wednesday, the auction had been removed. “ATTENTION: MY EBAY LISTING’S BEEN REMOVED,” Mr. Fawstin wrote on Twitter. “Those who bid $ on my winning Mohammad cartoon, I’ll try to re-list ASAP.” “They cite ‘technicality’ 4 days in, After highest bid got to $10,000+. Will try Re-list,” he added.



July 30, 2015


Fmr EDL Leader Arrested For Anti Islamic Thought Crime

The Draw Muhammad Art Exhibit is touring Europe. On the whole few problems have been reported. But in the UK Tommy Robinson (formerly EDL) was arrested to prevent him from attending a ‘Draw Mohammad’ cartoon meeting. 



Jul 29, 2015 Offending Muslims is being treated as a thought crime.

In the UK, it is now a crime to offend Muslims. Or even to think anti-Islam thoughts. Tommy Robinson, the former leader of the English Defense League was arrested to prevent him from attending a ‘Draw Mohammad’ cartoon meeting. No, he did not even attend the “Draw Mohammad” event… but he planned on it. (Source)



June 20, 2015

Dutch Public TV Censors Wilders' Motoons Broadcast

After the attack on the Charlie Hebdo in Paris and the free speech event in Copenhagen, an assault by two ISIS orcs on the Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest in Garland, Texas. The contest was won by Objectivist artist Bosch Fawstin. Geert Wilders as the key note speaker, was on the spot.



Jun 20, 2015 A selection of Muhammad cartoons were shown today on Dutch public television.

Well, almost, that is. With the broadcast schedule already confrmed (source) some other footage was shown. Wilders spoke with the director of national state TV who assured him this was all due to a 'misunderstanding'. This is overwhelming evidence that someone is trying to censor the freedom of the press. Next effort: Wednesday June 24, 17:55 hrs LT.


Geert Wilders Shows Garland Motoons On Dutch Public TV

The cartoons were made for an exhibition of Muhammad cartoons in Garland, Texas, which, last May, was attacked by two terrorists. After the attack, PVV leader Geert Wilders, who gave the keynote speech at the Garland exhibition, proposed to exhibit the cartoons all over the free world. The cartoons were shown during the broadcasting time allotted to the Dutch Party for Freedom (PVV). The program will be repeated on June 24th and July 3rd. Geert Wilders: “The only way to show terrorists that they are not going to win is to do exactly what they do not want us to do. I do not broadcast the cartoons to provoke; I do it because we have to show that we stand for freedom of speech and that we will never surrender to violence. Freedom is our birthright. Freedom of speech must always prevail over violence and terror.”




June 6, 2015


Geert Wilders To Show Garland Motoons On Dutch TV




Tom Trento presenting the 1st Amendment free speech event in Garland, Texas. Watch the event LIVE as news of the attack broke at 1:29.

Dutch anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders said Wednesday he plans to show cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad on Dutch television after Parliament refused to display them. Wilders said he would show the cartoons during television airtime reserved for political parties, in a move likely to offend Muslims since Islamic tradition holds that any physical depiction of the Prophet Muhammad is blasphemous. Political parties in the Netherlands get a small amount of airtime each year and broadcasting authorities have no say in what the parties show. Wilders said the broadcast would likely take place in the next few weeks, but an exact date has yet to be determined. (Source)

In the meantime the news came out that an ISIS terror suspect shot dead by police officers this week had been plotting to behead free speech activist Pamela Geller. (Source)




May 29, 2015


IS Urges Attack On Free Speech Event In Arizona


A former Marine in Arizona is planning to hold a Garland type 'Draw Muhammad' event on Friday. He hopes it will be peaceful, but he is preparing for the worst. The media have already taken position: you can't expect Muslims to exercise free will: violence is inevitable, therefore this is hate speech.



The media engaging in the soft bigotry of low expectations. The President of the Mosque proves them wrong. Let's hope he's right.

UPDATE:



May 28, 2015

Garland Style Motoons Event Tomorrow in Phoenix

Things could get hot in Phoenix on Friday. A former Marine in the Arizona city that was home to the two jihadists killed while attacking the Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest in Garland, Texas, on May 3 is planning to hold a similar event on Friday, ABC10 reported. And one-upping the organizers in Texas, Jon Ritzheimer is holding his contest outside the Islamic Community Center in north Phoenix. As provocative as that appears, it gets better — the two dead Muslim gunmen who attacked the Texas exhibit attended this center. But Ritzheimer is not apologizing, and said he bears no responsibility if things turn violent. “We’re just out utilizing our First Amendment,” he told the ABC affiliate. A Facebook page for the event says it will be “a PEACEFUL protest,” but warns folks to come armed.
“People are also encouraged to utilize [their] Second amendment right at this event just in case our First amendment comes under the much anticipated attack.” 

(Source)



10 May, 2015

Wilders Wants Garland Motoon Exhibit In Dutch Parliament

It doesn't matter how they justify their opposition to Pam Geller, the Motoons and the critique of Islam; the core of their message is: for the sake of ....[justification] we must comply with Islamic values and norms. Those values and norms don't stop with the demand to abstain from drawing Mohammed: it comprises an entire program of ethics prescribed in Islamic scripture that is hostile to Liberty and individual freedom. Wilders takes the offense into the lion's den: he wants the Motoons exhibition held in Dutch Parliament!




May 7, 2015

#WeStandWithPam Against Calls To Comply With Sharia Law



A few observations on what is actually being said here by Muslims and their apologists on the Left and in the media:

The racism of diminished expectation that is undergirding the statement: that we can't expect Muslims to react otherwise than acting collectively and acting violently.

And have you noticed that Muslims never seem to mind the Left's doctrine on homosexuality, gay marriage and abortion? Somehow Muslims are only outraged whenever the Right is defending the freedom of speech, a central tenet to Western civilization and the Enlightenment.

In further developments today:



May 6, 2015

Islamic State On Garland Organizer: 'Our Lions Will Slaughter Her'

This terror attack is starting to grow into a big deal. The White House is yet to qualify the event as such. In the meantime legal scholar Dershowitz schools Muslims about the US Constitution and what constitutes free speech:



May 4, 2015 Dershowitz Clashes with CNN Guest After Saying Only Radical Muslims ‘Threaten’ Speech.






Geert Wilders comments on the terror attack. 


Muhammad Cartoon Winner Bosch Fawstin Goes Into Hiding After Death Threats

Our own Objectivist friend and Muhammad Cartoon Contest winner Bosch Fawstin has been receiving serious death threats after the attack in which two Muslim assailants were shot dead by a security guard. Here more work by Fawstin on PomoNews. Geller:

And still the media cowards attack us fiercely (because they know we won’t chop their heads off) and refuses to run the winning cartoon.
 “Muhammad Cartoon Contest Winner Retreats Into Hiding,” By Nathan Koppel, Wall Street Journal, May 5, 2015 Man says he faces death threats after winning grand prize for drawing of prophetAs authorities continue to investigate an attempted attack on a contest to draw the Prophet Muhammad in Texas on Sunday, the winner of the event has retreated into hiding, saying he faces persistent death threats.Wall Street Journal, May 5, 2015 in Texas on Sunday, the winner of the event has retreated into hiding, saying he faces persistent death threats. Bosch Fawstin netted $12,500 for winning the contest’s grand prize as well as the “People’s Choice Award” for his drawing depicting Muhammad wielding a sword and saying, “you can’t draw me!” In an interview on Tuesday, the cartoonist was vague about his whereabouts, saying only that he lives somewhere in the U.S.



May 5, 2015

Official ISIS Statement On Garland Terror Attack: "Soon In a City Near You"

Now there's an excellent idea!



May 4, 2015

Pam Geller Going Off  on CNN Host On Freedom of Speech

People who don't understand the paramount importance of free speech in Western civilization don't deserve to live in a free country. Watch Pam Geller telling truth to the so-called 'free press'.



CNN's Camerota to Pamela Geller: ‘Fine Line’ Between 'Freedom of Speech & Intentionally Incendiary'.


IS Orcs Attack Free Speech Event in Garland, Texas

One of the suspects in the shooting in Garland, Texas, late Sunday has been identified as Elton Simpson, an Arizona man who was previously the subject of a terror investigation, according to a senior FBI official. (Case) Overnight and today FBI agents and a bomb squad were at Simpson's home in an apartment complex in north Phoenix where a robot is believed to be conducting an initial search of the apartment. Officials believe Simpson is the person who sent out several Twitter messages prior to the attack on Sunday, in the last one using the hashtag #TexasAttack about half an hour before the shooting. (Source)

The first annual Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest was held on Sunday, May 3, at the Curtis Culwell Center in the Dallas suburb of Garland, Texas, hosted by human rights and free-speech activist Pamela Geller and her organization, the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI).

One security guard and two suspects were shot outside the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas as it was hosting an event called Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest. The guard was brought to the hospital, but released, while the two suspects ended up dead. Fox News reported tonight that they were heavily armed. Police acted quickly and responded to a potential bomb threat. the American Freedom Defense Initiative (a group run by Pamela Geller) organized the event, awarding a prize of $10,000 to Muhammad cartoonists and inviting Geert Wilders––a Dutch politician notorious for his strong views on Islam––to speak there. A witness said they heard the gunshots towards the end of the event. (Source)

Dutch national TV: Geert Wilders about the shooting: an attack on free speech. The only appropriate answer is to continue the struggle.

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