Deadly Cartoon Contest

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A right-wing pro-Israel group tied a goat to a stake in order to attract the tiger that showed up and was killed.  This will be used to refresh the bulls-eye on our President’s back. Why the school board went along with this, should be investigated. School children may be targeted, but that would be just fine with Geller, a Jewish Succubus for hateful Zionists, who used unsuspecting artists. This She-Demon tricked my fellow artists into putting a target on their back. There was a cash prize. Geller pays millions for ads on subways. This was a very inexpensive publicity stunt. No doubt she studied other cases where artists are tricked and cheated.

No doubt Geller will hold a Salon des Refuses, so she can further exploit the bedazzled cartoonists, they quite taken by her LOVE necklace, they not sure why anyone would want to shoot them. It must be some kind of mistake.

Of course Pamela Geller wanted to bring some more terrorism to my country, so we Americans can feel what Israel feels every day, very afraid. This is hands across the water co-terrorism, she believing we are too comfortable. If we feel less safe, then we would listen very closely to Nentanyahu, and vote more Republican Hawks into office.

It made me sick to see those school buses bringing in reinforcements and evacuating the artists, the little innocent child-like artists, who must remain unharmed, so they can be used again in the next planned terrorist attack.

Jon Presco

Salon des Refusés,  (French: Salon of the Refused), art exhibition held in 1863 in Paris by command of Napoleon III for those artists whose works had been refused by the jury of the official Salon.

GARLAND, Texas (AP) — Two armed men who opened fire on a security officer outside of a provocative contest for cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad have been killed, authorities in the Dallas suburb of Garland said Sunday night.

The City of Garland said in a statement posted on its Facebook page Sunday night that two men drove up to the Curtis Culwell Center and began shooting at a security officer.

Garland Police Department officers engaged the gunmen, who were both shot and killed, the statement said.

The statement did not say whether the shooting was related to the event. The security officer’s injuries were not life-threatening, the city said.

The gunmen’s vehicle may contain an “incendiary device,” according to the statement. A bomb squad was on the scene, and nearby businesses were evacuated.

Police blocked off a large area around the center Sunday night. There was a heavy police presence, and at least three helicopters circled overhead.

The New York-based American Freedom Defense Initiative had been hosting a contest at the center that would award $10,000 for the best cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad.

Such drawings are deemed insulting to many followers of Islam and have sparked violence around the world. According to mainstream Islamic tradition, any physical depiction of the Prophet Muhammad — even a respectful one — is considered blasphemous.

Earlier Sunday, about 75 attendees at the contest were escorted by authorities to another room in the conference center. They were then taken to a separate location, where an Associated Press reporter was told they could not leave until FBI agents arrived to question them.

Neither the FBI office in Washington, D.C., nor the Dallas office had any immediate comment.

Johnny Roby of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, was attending the conference. He told the AP he was outside the building when he heard around about 20 shots that appeared to be coming from the direction of a passing car.

Roby said he then heard two single shots. He said he heard officers yell that they had the car before he was sent inside the building.

Pamela Geller, president of the AFDI, told the AP before Sunday’s event that she planned the contest to make a stand for free speech in response to outcries and violence over drawings of Muhammad. Though it remained unclear several hours after the shooting whether it was related to event, she said Sunday night that the shooting showed how “needed our event really was.”

In January, 12 people were killed by gunmen in an attack against the Paris office of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, which had lampooned Islam and other religions and used depictions of Muhammad. Another deadly shooting occurred the following month at a free speech event in Copenhagen featuring an artist who had caricatured the prophet.

Geller’s group is known for mounting a campaign against the building of an Islamic center blocks from the World Trade Center site and for buying advertising space in cities across the U.S. criticizing Islam.

When a Chicago-based nonprofit held a January fundraiser in Garland designed to help Muslims combat negative depictions of their faith, Geller spearheaded about 1,000 picketers at the event. One chanted: “Go back to your own countries! We don’t want you here!” Others held signs with messages such as, “Insult those who behead others,” an apparent reference to recent beheadings by the militant group Islamic State.

Stop Islamization of America (SIOA) (also known as the American Freedom Defense Initiative) is an American extreme right-wing[1] organization that has been widely described as Islamophobic.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8] It calls itself a “human rights organization dedicated to free speech, religious liberty and individual rights.”[9] The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) lists SIOA as a hate group.[10]

The group was founded in 2010 as the US affiliate of Stop Islamisation of Europe. It has launched ad campaigns in urban public transit systems, including one in New York City opposing Park51, a Muslim community center proposed for lower Manhattan near the World Trade Center site.[11]

The Southern Poverty Law Center named SIOA an anti-Muslim hate group in February 2011,[18] calling it a “propaganda powerhouse” that paints moderate Muslims as radical terrorists.[10] The Anti-Defamation League also lists it as a hate group, saying that it “promotes a conspiratorial anti-Muslim agenda under the guise of fighting radical Islam” and “seeks to rouse public fears by consistently vilifying the Islamic faith and asserting the existence of an Islamic conspiracy to destroy ‘American’ values.”[19]

 In July and August 2011, Geller and Spencer were discussed in the media because Norwegian mass-murderer Anders Behring Breivik‘s anti-Muslim manifesto quoted Spencer at length, and also cited Geller’s blog.[20] According to Heidi Beirich, Deputy Director of SPLC, Geller and Spencer’s writings were “the primary sources for the anti-Muslim propaganda that had helped give voice” to Breivik’s 1500+ page manifesto.[11] SIOA published a statement jointly with Jihad Watch and Stop Islamisation of Europe condemning Breivik’s attack.[21]

On May 3, 2015, the group held their 1st Annual Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland Texas, which offered a $10,000 prize for the best drawing of Muhammad. During the event, a shooting incident occurred.[37] Both gunmen were shot and killed by police briefly after the suspects shot a security guard.[38]

Geller is the third of four sisters born to Jewish parents Reuben, a textile manufacturer, and Lillian Geller.[1] She grew up in Hewlett Harbor, in New York‘s Long Island.[12] She helped out in her father’s business, where she learned to speak fluent Spanish.[13] Two of her sisters became doctors, and the third became a teacher.[1]

Geller and FDI/SIOA paid to run ads on the transit systems of New York City, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco. The ad approved to run on the New York City Subway and San Francisco buses read: “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad.”[citation

In the fall of 2014, Geller paid $100,000 for a series of ads to run on the MTA again. They link Islam to the Islamic State, Hamas, Adolf Hitler, and the beheading of James Foley; the MTA is legally required to run the ads, but objected to it at first, prompting a lawsuit by Geller.[87] (formerly Russia Today, opined “Islamophobic Hitler ads appear on San Francisco buses.”[88] In April 2015, the MTA banned these ads.[89]

American journalist Jeffrey Goldberg, who frequently writes about topics relating to Israel and the Middle East, has described Geller as a “bigoted blogger” and said she supported South African white supremacist Eugène Terre’Blanche.[101] Geller has in turn called Goldberg “notoriously anti-zionist and intellectually dishonest”, as well as a “Jewicidal Jihadi”[102][103] Geller describes Terreblanche as the “leader of the noxious and hateful neo-Nazi Afrikaner Resistance Movement“. She maintains there is a genocide underway in South Africa that includes innocent whites who are not “racist monsters like Eugene Terreblanche”.[100][104]


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