Pamela Geller is the author of “Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance.” She’s also the executive director of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) and Stop Islamization of America (SIOA).
What went into writing your book?
My work as a human rights activist is dedicated to freedom of speech, freedom of conscience and individual rights. The book was reflective of the work I’d been doing to ensure the separation of mosque and state. I absolutely have no problem with whatever religion, I don’t care if you worship a stone, just don’t stone me with it. We’re seeing increasing in the United States, the chipping away of basic freedoms, the encroaching Shariah, whether it’s in freedom of speech under the guise of hate speech laws when in fact they’re not hate speech laws, it’s the Shariah. It’s blasphemy under Islamic law you cannot criticize or insult Islam. In Muslim countries, blasphemy is punishable by death. They execute non-Muslims for speaking candidly about Islam. Here in America, if you speak candidly about the global jihad, about the ethnic cleansing of non-Muslims in Muslim countries, about the slaughter of non-Muslims in Nigeria, Indonesia, Thailand, Baghdad, Bali, Egypt, then you are called a racist when in fact Islam is not a race. It is an infringement on our free speech.
The book is dedicated to pointing out where American law and Islamic law conflict. The “mosquing” of the workplace, imposing Muslim prayer time on union contracts, forcing non-Muslims to lengthen their day, the lawsuits against Wal-Mart and Target by cashiers that refuse to handle meat that is not Halal, the lawsuits against Disney because they want to wear the hijab or the niqab or the chador that’s in violation of a dress code that goes back to 1957. Don’t work at Disney, don’t work at Wal-Mart. It’s deeply troubling that these accommodations are made on a daily basis, and it’s wrong. The “mosquing” of public schools where you set aside prayer space for Muslim children, it’s wrong. If you’re religious, then send them to madrassa.
The book is a guide to help people who write me on a regular basis on the whitewashing of the school curriculum, how you address a mega-mosque going up on their street by a Muslim brotherhood proxy, and how one individual can try to preserve our individual freedoms.
What about the protection of freedom of religion for those who practice Islam?
They’re free to practice their religion. In absolutely no way, shape, or form is anyone stopping them from practicing their religion. It’s the separation of mosque and state, which is problematic because in every Muslim country mosque is state. Every Muslim country is ruled by the Shariah, and if not it takes an army to keep the integrity the separation of mosque and state as you see in Turkey. Now that we’ve witnessed the election of a devout Muslim [Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo