One of the people I admire most in the blogosphere is Pam Geller. This is a woman who has endured much to warn a nation of a threat that it wishes to pretend isn’t there. so when I heard via Stacy’s bar this news I was thrilled:
The Annie Taylor Award for Courage from the David Horowitz Freedom Center is awarded annually to people who have demonstrated unusual courage in adverse conditions and great danger.
I am deeply honored and humbled to be one of this year’s recipients of the award. My hero, Oriana Fallaci, is a previous recipient of this honor. I attended that historic evening on November 30, 2005. She was honored for “the heroism and the values” that rendered her “a symbol of the fight against Islamic fascism and a knight of the freedom of humankind.”
If on the subject of courage you can be favorably compared even tangentially to Oriana Fallaci then that is really something.
A lot of people know her only from the Ground Zero Mosque stuff, but she has been tireless in fighting and bringing awareness to the dangers of Radical Islam (as opposed to what we have here in Fitchburg) which produces things like this:
The police were called and took her to a police station for her own safety.
Shahzad Kamran, of the Sharing Life Ministry Pakistan, said: “The police were under pressure from this Muslim mob, including clerics, asking for Asia to be killed because she had spoken ill of the Prophet Mohammed.
“So after the police saved her life they then registered a blasphemy case against her.” He added that she had been held in isolation for more than a year before being sentenced to death on Monday.
“The trial was clear,” he said. “She was innocent and did not say those words.” Earlier this year, Pakistan’s internet service providers were ordered to block Facebook to prevent access to supposedly blasphemous images.
and what sparked this? She fetched water but some woman wouldn’t drink it because it was fetched by a Christian and therefore unclean.
As Ann Althouse puts it This happened in the world we live in now!.
And in England we see this:
A Muslim religious channel in Britain is being censored after allowing presenters on air to condone marital rape and violence toward women, and for calling women who wear perfume in mosques “prostitutes.”
The U.K. Daily Mail reports that in one program, the host told viewers that it was “not strange” and “not such a big problem” for a man to force his wife to have sex.
And of course there is honor killing that Pam has fought without end.
I am very happy for Pam. And I am happy for you dear reader since Pam is scheduled to be on my new show DaTechGuy on DaRadio AM 830 WCRN December 11th so you will have the chance to congratulate her yourself!