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Geller and Spencer: Michelle Malkin, Michael Savage etc “Sanction the Jihad and Sharia”

Oh noes! Pamela Geller writes:

I could not help but notice, over the past few years, the right wing blogosphere’s silence on jihad and Islam….

The first jolt and obvious disconnect was back in 2008, when Michelle Malkin and Hot Air suddenly and without explanation stopped running Robert Spencer’s “Blogging the Quran” series and his Jihad Watch v-logs… These were just some early signs of a decision by the most influential people on the Right to sanction the jihad and sharia with their silence.

…But this is not about just Michelle Malkin — not by a long shot. I wrote about her because the evidence in her case is fairly clear. But it is also about all of them: Drudge, Rush, Kathryn Lopez of National Review, Mark Levin, Michael Savage, etc.

This kind of implosion is the usual climax of the demagogue’s career.

Geller’s main target is a right-wing website called Weasel Zippers. Geller has received correspondence from “a blogger” who had written for the site:

In December 2010, XXXX decided to tone down XXXX and make it more like a Hot Air style site. He told me to stop insulting Islam because he wanted to attract advertising and make a living from doing XXXX…

Here are some examples of old XXXX posts of mine that XXXX censored/scrubbed from his site:…

“Obama Remembers Muslim Victims of 9/11 at White House Ramadan Dinner…”

He deleted my picture of Obama at a White House dinner holding up a glass to toast someone. Obama had an evil look on his face. Offensive to Muslims?

Geller confirmed that “XXXX” refers to Weasel Zippers following a post by “BigFurHat”, a conservative satirist who created Geller’s logo for SIOA. Geller’s associate Robert Spencer then wrote that:

Zip and I had once been friendly and actually had been planning to meet again for lunch when he wrote me and asked me to stop linking his posts at Jihad Watch, because then when Pamela Geller would link my posts, a link to his site would show up at Atlas Shrugs, and he didn’t want to have anything to do with her because of her exposure of Rick Perry’s Islam curriculum. When I responded incredulously, he grew progressively more abusive, finally ending up by repeating the Leftist/Islamic supremacist smear that I was responsible for the Norway murders. He still does cover jihad issues at Weasel Zippers, but not in a way that would trouble anyone who buys the propaganda line, purveyed by both Leftists and Fox, that Islam is a Religion of Peace that has been Hijacked by a Tiny Minority of Extremists.

But all is not lost. Geller has new friends, and will shortly be formalizing her association with the English Defence League.