Megyn Kelly once again used her perch on Fox News, Wednesday night, to hammer the left (and some on the right) for their craven and cowardly stance on the terrorist attack that happened earlier this week in Garland Texas.
She opened her show by denouncing the “rush to condemn the event organizers” with “nary a mention of the radical Islamists who sought to murder them over a cartoon.”
Free speech is protected, Megyn said, “no matter how abhorrent.” She went on to point out that you don’t have to endorse it to defend it.
Kelly lamented the amount of focus there has been on scolding Pamela Geller’s group rather than the actual terrorists. “If this is where American sentiment stands on this, then the jihadis are officially winning,” she declared.
Kelly had Washington Post legal blogger, Eugene Volokh on to discuss the issue and got a few digs in on CNN doofus Chris Cuomo, who made an ass of himself on Twitter, Wednesday.
No one in television media has been as solid as Megyn Kelly on the issue of free speech – with the possible exception of Sean Hannity.
Sean had Pamela Geller on with the infamous Muslim cleric Anjem Choudary to discuss whether Geller should be put to death for organizing a cartoon contest.
Yes, you read that correctly.
ISIS has of course, vowed to slaughter Geller and “everyone who houses her events,” and “gives her a platform to spill her filth.”
The New York Daily News reported Wednesday night that ISIS said in a posting on a message board that it was sending “all our Lions to achieve her slaughter.”
“Our aim was the khanzeer (swine) Pamela Geller and to show her that we don’t care what land she hides in or what sky shields her,” it said.
Interestingly, Geller told Hannity, the FBI and Homeland Security have not been in touch with her in the wake of these threats.
Choudary argued there’s a difference between cartoons of Mickey Mouse and cartoons of Muhammad, and said Geller went in “knowing full well” many Muslims consider blasphemy an issue worthy of the death penalty. Hannity went off and shouted, “You want her to de!”
Choudary said Geller should be put before a court and tried, and she would end up punished. Geller shot back, “To blame me and say that my cartoons are controversial… murdering cartoonists is controversial.”
Not surprisingly, they ended up getting in a huge shouting match:
(Geller told him to stop interrupting and at one point said “I know you’re used to stepping over women”), and Choudary told her she “knew the consequences.”
Pamela was having none of it – in fact, if looks could kill, Britain would have been one less Islamist asshole, Wednesday night.