Pam Geller is throwing a typical hissy fit in her latest Worldnutdaily screed. This time it’s because the terrorist-loving media quoted James Lafferty accurately after he made the bizarre statement that he was proud that his neighbors in the South had bombed multiple mosques.
I have been organizing events at CPAC since I first brought Geert Wilders to the conservative confab back in 2009, but this was our most powerful one yet. The only coverage of our landmark event in defense of freedom, however, was from the anti-freedom, pro-jihad left. Islamic supremacists and their quisling apologists in the leftist media immediately tried to twist the meaning of remarks by one of our speakers, James Lafferty. They accused Lafferty, founder and chairman of the Virginia Anti-Shariah Task Force, of applauding the destruction of mosques. Lafferty set the record straight in a statement he sent me: “I do not condone or encourage any criminal act or vandalism against any mosque. I am a firm believer in the rule of law and the protections our Constitution provides for the free exercise of religion – and that means all religions.”
Let’s look at what Lafferty actually said:
Well with what the gentleman was saying about the Justice Department, I went to the briefing, the hate crimes summit, and I went there and it was all Muslim officials speaking and they had all these pictures of some mosque somewhere, and it was usually in the South I’m proud to say where a guy would drive a pickup truck right into the mosque.
How unfair of the anti-freedom, pro-jihad left to quote him accurately! No one accused him of applauding the destruction of mosques, he flat out said he was proud of people who destroyed mosques. There isn’t the slightest ambiguity in what he said.
As for his claim to support the free exercise of religion, he is lying. He was one of the people who worked to deny Muslims the right to build mosques in New York City, Tennessee and in his own state of Virginia. It’s all right there on his blog.