Padraig Reidy drew up a little list of talking points for the Garland shootings, to save everyone some effort.
Geller’s organization is racist, people have every right to this that and the other, people don’t have the right to kill.
The last two are less obvious and less invoked.
8. The people who attempt to shoot others for drawing cartoons do not do so in order to combat Islamophobia. If anything, they do so to encourage Islamophobia. Jihadists and Caliph-chasers have a vested interest in division between Muslims and non-Muslims
9. Well-meaning though it may be, casting jihadist attacks as a symptom of “Muslim anger” is to buy into stereotypes of Muslims as irrational and violent, and ignore the complexity of Islamist and jihadist politics
Here’s my addition: Pamela Geller is not an ally of secular liberals.