Friday, January 16, 2015

Pamela Geller's Anti-Radical Islam Website is Shut Down by Cyber Attackers

When I was creating this blog from scratch a few days ago, one of the primary sites I wanted to link to was Pamela Geller's Atlas Shrugs. For some reason I couldn't do it. I thought it was me. But it turns out the site was shut down by a "denial of service attack", and as of this writing, Ms. Geller and the computer experts she has hired still haven't been able to get it back online.

I hope when you read this, the link actually works.

Robert Spencer at Jihad Watch has the story:
I keep checking my colleague Pamela Geller’s Atlas Shrugs website every few minutes, thinking that surely it will be back by now, but now for the better part of yesterday and all of today it has been down due to a massive DDOS attack. 
It’s ironic that on the eve of her Rally for Free Speech in Garland, Texas (join us — RSVP here), the foes of the freedom of speech would vividly prove her point by taking her site down. But we cannot let them win. 
Pamela Geller is one of the foremost voices for freedom in the world today. Every day’s headlines brings new confirmation that what she has been saying has been right all along — and has continued to say, despite an avalanche of ridicule, scorn, and contempt that would have driven a lesser person into silence long ago. And what she is doing is crucial. We have to get the truth out about the nature and magnitude of the jihad threat, we have to do it in an effective way, and we have to do it quickly. No one rivals Pamela Geller in doing that. 
Pamela Geller is working today with web experts to get her site up and running again, and as the hours drag by and she is still not back online, it is clear that she needs the foremost web security experts available. Please help her be able to meet the cost of this with a donation via Paypal to The battle to get Atlas Shrugs back online is a key battle in the war to defend the freedom of speech. Islamic supremacists have worked for years to silence Pamela Geller by defaming and threatening her. Now they’re trying to silence her by force. We cannot — we must not — acquiesce to this. Please help with a  Paypal donation now to
Quite honestly, this sort of thing is not particularly surprising or unusual, which of course doesn't make it any more acceptable. Is it an ISIS hacking team or just some misguided secular Western opponents of "Islamophobia"? We may never know, but my money is on the latter.

Ms. Geller along with Robert Spencer, author of The Truth about Mohammed and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades), among other works, have been banned from entering Great Britain for being members of "hate groups". (They hate radical Islam.) But that's obviously not enough for the anti-Islamophobia crowd.

Lie about them.
Ban them.

Or, perhaps from other quarters...

Destroy their websites.
Shoot them.

Now, of course David Cameron doesn't want to shoot them. He merely banned them. But the message sent is unmistakable.

Free speech is only for people we find "acceptable".

Mohammed was a fruitcake. Ban me. I can get fish and chips at my local bar.


  1. Not a fruitcake. That implies he was insane. He knew exactly what he was doing. Almost the whole religion is centered around making it a super power. In fact I feel it has more to do with the Mob then a religion. Esp the "taxing" of non believers being a kin to mobster protection money.

    1. I'm with you part way. "Fruitcake" was just something to say. But I actually think he might have been at least partly insane, what with the epilepsy and everything. It's unclear at this point if we can ever know the truth. Some hard-core anti-Islam skeptics (like perhaps Ibn Warraq?) think he didn't actually exist. :)