Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Liberal Jewish censorship neutered:  One synagogue axes Pamela Geller talk but  2 Others Invite Her

Her April 14 appearance at Great Neck Synagogue was canceled amid liberal protests, but anti-Islam blogger Pamela Geller got the last laugh: The next morning, two other area synagogues invited her to speak the same day as the canceled speech.

“Two courageous and magnificent Rabbis have asked me to speak on Sunday,” Geller wrote last Thursday on her blog, “Atlas Shrugged.” “Rabbi Yoseph Geisinsky of the Chabad, Great Neck and Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg of Congregation Beth-El in Edison, New Jersey have both invited me to speak at their synagogues on Sunday – the same day I was scheduled to speak at the Great Neck Synagogue on Long Island until that synagogue caved to a leftist/Islamic supremacist smear and intimidation campaign.”

Geller wrote that the invitations both came Thursday morning, hours after Great Neck Synagogue announced the cancellation.

Chabad of Great Neck is five minutes away from Great Neck Synagogue. Geller is scheduled to speak there at 10:00 a.m., the same time set for the canceled gig, on the theme of “The Imposition of Terrorism in the United States.” Her talk in Edison, an hour and a half south, is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. The title there is “The Imposition of Sharia in America.”

The scheduling and canceling of Geller’s Great Neck Synagogue talk has become the focus of a major left-right Jewish war of words, pitting left-wingers who say she is a bigot and shouldn’t have a platform against right-wingers who call her a fighter against terrorism — and accuse the left of hypocrisy for failing to honor freedom of speech.

“The liberals came out of the woodwork to defend Islamic extremists rights to speak at Brooklyn College and call for the destruction of Israel,” New York state assemblyman Dov Hikind of Brooklyn said in a statement issued by his office. “But when author Pamela Geller was prevented from speaking at a private synagogue because of bullying and intimidation, the liberals were mum. Where have all the liberals gone?”


Update: Her relocated talk got an overflow audience.


Anonymous said...

Leftist Jews are a cancer on this nation.

Use the Name, Luke said...

Kudos to those two Rabbis for stepping up and doing the right thing!

Anonymous said...

You're right Luke, but in that neck of the woods, you can bet they'll pay a price for being non-leftist.

Use the Name, Luke said...

Quite likely. It's to their credit that they did it anyway.

For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God.
— 1 Peter 2:20

Anonymous said...

She got free publicity, as did her hosts.


Anonymous said...

Pamela Geller speaks in Edison, NJ at Cong. Beth-El - YouTube

2 min - 9 hours ago - Uploaded by JewsOnTelevision

After her speaking engagement at the Great Neck Synagogue was cancelled due to intense ...

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