And the award for most disingenuous statement of the year goes to…Pamela Geller!
UPDATE: Ms. Geller and some of her supporters objected to us characterizing their comments as “anti-Islam.” She wrote the following at the bottom of this post, for those who don’t read the comments:
“I am not anti-Muslim. I love Muslims. I am pro-freedom and anti-islamic supremacism.” (ironically, the next line is a threat to sue the Post)
One reader sent a recent report of her comments at a protest of the building of a mosque in lower Manhattan:
“We’re not here today to condemn Muslims or Islam,” but “to condemn the kind of mosque that will teach the very same radical ideology that gave birth to the 9/11 attacks.” She reportedly went on to say that “building a mosque just several blocks away from Ground Zero is an insult and an afford to every single person that was killed on 9/11.”
Pamela Geller saying “I love Muslims”!? Come on, not even she can say that with a straight face…although maybe all the botox enables her to do just that.
Geller’s truthfulness can be gauged by a statement that I do not think even her die-hard supporters can believe. It would be the equivalent of David Duke saying “I love blacks.”
On a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being extremely dishonest and 10 being insanely dishonest), how dishonest do you think Geller is? Said another way: what do you think is faker, her statement saying she loves Muslims or her post-botox leather laced catwoman face?
Perhaps Pamela Geller also has a Muslim friend…?
Just another thought I had: even the phrase “I love Muslims” sounds awkward. What does that even mean? Racists and bigots often give bumbling responses when they try to claim they are not racist or bigoted. There are nearly a billion Muslims in the world, and they are not monolithic enough to say such a broad statement as “I love Muslims.” You could say “I love some Muslims”, but to say it the way she did it is just uber-weird.