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A bunch of anti-Muslim extremists in Texas were attacked by a couple of Muslim extremists yesterday, proving that America needs to take much more extreme measures to protect itself from Muslim extremists. In the Dallas suburb of Garland, Texas, the charming folks of the “American Freedom Defense Initiative,” Pam Geller’s happy band of Islamophobes, were holding a widely publicized contest to find the bestest possible cartoon of the prophet Mohammed — a $10,000 prize to the cartoon that best captured what Islamophobes think is funny — when two men drove up and shot an unarmed security guard in the ankle; Garland police officers returned fire, killing the attackers immediately.

Needless to say, Geller responded with the calm and poise that you’d expect, issuing a statement explaining exactly why Freedom and Liberty are at risk:

“This is a war,” she wrote. “This is war on free speech. What are we going to do? Are we going to surrender to these monsters?”

Yr Wonkette is definitely against anyone being shot for drawing rude cartoons of religious figures, although we are also not entirely certain that drawings like this — the winning entry by Bosch Fawstin — exactly fill us with the spirit of liberty, either:

They don't know much about art, but they know what Muslims don't like

We like the little Hitler mustache, because it’s Symbolic.

In addition to the $10,000 top prize, Fawstin won a $2500 prize for the most popular cartoon, as chosen by the discerning readers of Dead Breitbart’s Home For Unquenchable Paranoid Rage. We bet the comments on that post are a doozy.

The keynote speaker at the conference was Dutch rightwing politician and Liberty Hero Geert Wilders, who demonstrated his commitment to Free Speech in 2007 by calling for the Koran to be banned, because it is just like Mein Kampf. For instance, just look at the mustache on that picture of the author! Wilders has also helped to promote Freedom right here in U.S. America, inspiring a Colorado wingnut’s call to ban mosques because they are not churches, not at all.

One of the shooters has been identified as Elton Simpson, from Phoenix, Arizona; Simpson was convicted in 2011 of making false statements to the FBI in an investigation of his attempts to travel to Somalia and maybe become a jihadist, although the judge in that case found that there was “insufficient evidence to support that the false statement ‘involved’ international terrorism,” and Simpson received three years on probation. The other person killed yesterday is believed to be Simpson’s roommate, but hasn’t yet been identified further.

On Twitter, reaction to the shootings has generally been celebratory; Award-Winning Journalist and walking underpants stain Chuck C. Johnson had this brilliant observation:

chuck johnson garland shooting

Other tweets proudly explained how the Second Amendment kept the Garland shooting from turning into a repeat of the Charlie Hebdo attacks, because this is Texas, not France, and an armed citizenry is what keeps us free, which maybe overlooks the small detail that the attackers were shot by police, not random gun-humpers who happened along, and that the event organizers paid $10,000 for additional security precisely because the event was expected to attract protests.

As it turns out, there weren’t any protests — the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations Dallas-Fort Worth, Alia Salem, had called on area Muslims to ignore the event altogether. And while CAIR has issued a condemnation of the attack, we learn from the good folks at JihadWatch that mere condemnation ain’t enough:

jihadwatch tweet

Needless to say, when deranged Muslim extremists shoot people, it’s All Other Muslims’ fault for not stopping them in advance. When rightwing loonies decide to shoot people, they’re lone wolves who do not reflect the peaceful commitment to freedom and self-defense of the far right. This is just logic.

As of press time, Yr Wonkette has not yet determined how the Texas shootings have victimized Sarah Palin, but we’re fairly certain she’ll let us know soon.

[Dallas Morning News / LAT]

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  • dslindc

    “As of press time, Yr Wonkette has not yet determined how the Texas shootings have victimized Sarah Palin, but we’re fairly certain she’ll let us know soon.”

    All of the ways, Katie!

    • BearGHAZI

      You know, just whatever ‘ways’ get put in front of me…

    • chicken thief

      She’d have unleashed shirt ripping off Track and camo skirt warrior Brizdull to kick some ass.

  • M H

    That’s just a really shitty copy of Wolverine. Really. Shitty.

    • Spotts1701

      Funny, it doesn’t look like a Rob Liefeld work.

      • Boscoe

        The ability to reasonably draw a closed fist was the tip-off…

    • Tallmutha

      It took him like three hours to get the shading on the upper lip right.

      • Lizzietish81

        Hard to draw with one hand.

        • BeliTsari

          He DOES kinda gots him a mightee purty mouth?

    • data_ninja

      The more I stare at it, the more I realize how much the top of the turban look like the pointy parts of the mask. Nice catch.

  • AnOuthouse

    Is it wrong to assume all Jooz are loud mouths like Pamela Geller? Why can’t the Jooz teach their extremists some manners? They’re expected to live in a secular society that honors religious diversity after all.

  • JohnBull

    Strange that I never see this patriot of freedom marching against police brutality, Middle East wars, shitty SCOTUS decisions like Citizens United or a two-tiered judicial system.

  • MsAnthropesMr

    Cliched composition and total lack of shading. D-.

    • SadDemInTex

      Just like the Nazi propaganda cartoons of the Jews. F*#k you, Geller. BTW, here in Dallas they showed on the news last night that these “cartoons” were on a great big (poster sized) tablet. Like something you would use if you were playing pictionary with a large group. 10 bucks says that they hired people to come in and draw ideas from Geller’s group…it would explain the quality…like a cariciturist at the State Fair.

  • exinkwretch

    What’s the Muslim population of the U.S.? Two or three percent? I’m a lot more worried about the evangelical Christian fundamentalism-ization than Islamization. Not that there’s a helluva lot of difference.

  • Spotts1701

    First Amendment uses FREE SPEECH!
    But it’s not very effective…
    Second Amendment uses BULLETS!
    It’s super-effective!

  • elviouslyqueer

    I’d like to propose a drawing contest where we all try our hand at artistically rendering a dried-up cunt. Y’all feel free to use any and all pics of Pamela Geller as your inspiration.

    • Squirrels05

      Her face works nicely as one.

    • chicken thief

      I’ll just resubmit my previous rendering of Jan Brewer.

    • Gleem-McShinez

      Can I get extra points for using the dimension of smell in my piece?
      I call dibs on using dessicated roadkill possum carcasses and lumpy green sour milk!

  • Squirrels05

    Geller is a Birther princess, spawn of Orly Taint.

    It would not surprise me if the two shooters were hired by Geller in the first place.

    • FauxAntocles

      It would be irresponsible not to speculate.

    • Tallmutha

      She is? I thought she conceded long ago that Obama was born in the US. To Malcom X.

  • CalvinianChoice

    Logic- it doesn’t have to be logical anymore.

    • Tallmutha

      Nor science scientific.

      • Reddishrabbit

        Snowball disproves global warming!!!

  • calliecallie

    Your move, Westboro Baptist Church.

    • data_ninja

      I’m pretty sure that Florida Pastor who wanted to burn all those korans is really jealous that he didn’t get this kind of attention. And probably scheduling a new burning on his calendar, to see if he can.

  • Fly

    I don’t like anyone on either side of this equation.

  • Lizzietish81

    I have realized the path to peace. Take all the right wing assholes from all over the world and put them on a large island, Hunger Games style.

    • Squirrels05

      Bring your own gun!

      • Me not sure

        Didn’t we used to do atmospheric nuclear weapons testing on islands?

    • Mary Sandoras

      Noble Prize for Peace goes to Lizzietish81.

    • Tio_Doidinho

      They did, it’s called Manhattan!

      Oh wait, different joke.

      • BeliTsari

        God BLESS you… you win today’s prize!

  • Squirrels05

    Is the nation’s threat from Muslims much greater than it is from wing nut Birther/libertarians like Geller?

    All signs point to no.

  • Joshua Norton

    Nice pic. Looks like something done by a very earnest 10th grade art student.

    • Viva La Tabula Raza

      Draw Binky and you could go to Art School!
      —old matchbook

    • H0mer0

      that was the best and the funniest they could come up with? Conservatards still don’t do humor well.

      I’d say it was better than Jerome Corsi (couldn’t find that link) but the character’s facial hair makes him look more like a family member of Dr Zaius than a human of Arabic origin, especially with that candelabra-shaped right hand. The artist himself has a strangely foreshortened left thumb.

  • I’m pretty sure that Pam Geller had a double orgasm over this, which is the real tragedy.

  • freakishlystrong

    What’s she griping about? She got exactly what she wanted. She gets to incite violence and shriek about being a victim. Win Win!

    • data_ninja

      This incident will be their new Alamo.

      • Msgr_Moment

        Alamo? What’s that?

        • Objectifer

          It’s a building in Texas which, I understand, has no basement.

          • I think it was added for shits and giggles after they built the mall.

          • vivian

            It’s something done in the style of the Three Stooges.

          • Blank Ron

            I love you, vivian.

        • BeliTsari

          It’s for folks, too poor to rent from Enterprise, but too damn stupid to steal a car?

        • data_ninja

          It’s when you serve pie with ice cream.

        • Amy!

          I forget.

  • Tallmutha

    Somebody had 10 Large to blow.

    • AnOuthouse

      Her ex-husband.

  • Viva La Tabula Raza

    Wonder what old Pam thinks about that Zappa album Sheikh Yerbouti where he dressed up as a Muslim and sang about Jewish girls.

  • SuspectedDemocrat

    All those cartoons of Mohammed and not one Piss Christ? If I have to spend my weekend at an art exhibit I want a little variety in the curation.

  • Vienna Woods

    When I heard about this last night I thought it HAD to be a joke. Amurica has finally reached peak derp.

    • anniegetyerfun

      Oh, honey, this is just the derp appetizer.

      • dshwa

        Unlike oil, we will never run out of Derp. We might think 2016 will be peak derp, but 2018 will top it. And so it goes.

    • malsperanza

      Not when you have the governor of the effing state pretending to think the US armed forces are trying to invade and conquer TX. It’s gonna take some world class derpitude to beat that. We’ll be hearing from Jindal in 3 … 2 … 1 …

  • data_ninja

    Asshole trap, set by assholes to catch other assholes, succeeds in catching assholes. Blather, rinse, repeat.

  • Relativicus

    Jeffrey Lord, over at whatever repository of unemployables he works for, announced that this was quite obviously an attempt on Pam Geller’s life. The facts she was nowhere near the bullets, that the shooters appear to have been simply (simply!) spraying random bullies outside the event, and that his conclusion makes little sense appear to have no interest to him.

    • jmk

      Facts… who cares about them??

  • SufferinSuccotash,Entitled

    Pam and her associated pinheads and the gun-toting jihadists richly deserve each other. My only regret is that they all couldn’t be stuffed in a wormhole and sent on a one-way trip to Andromeda Galaxy. For that matter, the same goes for anyone who engages in the sort of religiously-motivated weeny-wagging (“my Skygod is bigger than your Skygod!”) that gets a lot of people killed to no good end.

    • anniegetyerfun

      THIS, a bazillion times.

    • Boscoe

      What did the Andromeda Galaxy ever do to YOU? ;P

      • vivian

        I’m with Boscoe on this; Andromeda doesn’t deserve our shit. I vote Mariana Trench for the lot of them with an especially heavy pair of shoe-votes for Ms. Geller.

      • SufferinSuccotash,Entitled

        OK OK! Lesser Magellanic Cloud then. It’s not as purty.

  • JohnE_o

    Well, it’s kinda like hunting over bait – not really sporting, eh what?

  • cousin itt

    The only war Pammycakes has is with reality.

  • elviouslyqueer

    The American Freedom Defense Initiative paid an additional $10,000
    upfront for 40 officers to work security at the event. Geller called
    that expense “the high cost of freedom.”

    Or maybe it’s just the costs associated with putting on a deliberately confrontational and controversial event, you stupid opportunistic hag.

  • SadDemInTex

    Dok, I agree with you 100%. My first thought was that it was just a ploy to spew anti-Islamic hatred. And the “winning” entry is just like what the Nazis (damn straight I’m going there) did with the Jews….right down to the ugly expression and threatening gesture….the capper would be if they showed him raping a white American woman. It is beyond disgusting. And in the state that brandishes guns like umbrellas, it defines (please forgive me if I have this wrong) “attractive nuisance”. I think that the shooters’ families may have a leg in court to sue Geller for creating a situation in which shooters were unavoidably compelled to protest (criminal and stupid, yes,…) and did it in the only way they knew how. In addition, either they were ludicriously bad shots or they did not shoot to kill the unarmed guard. I loathe Geller and her ilk. You know they choose that venue because an Islamic organization had used it a few months ago.

    • Me not sure

      The arrogant and blatant disregard for the safety of others in this charade is disgusting. This is provocation, pure and simple. and I hope the family of the wounded cop sues the pants of off everyone responsible.

      • Meccalopolis

        shouting ‘fire’ in a crowded theater?

        • Me not sure

          It’s like putting innocent people inside a cage with a sleeping lion then standing outside and poking the lion with a stick. What if these people had been carrying high explosives?

        • Me not sure

          More like opening fire in a crowded theatre.

    • anniegetyerfun

      While I think Geller is an atrocious waste of oxygen, it is some serious bullshit to say the shooters’ only choice was to shoot anyone. I don’t care whose little fee-fees are hurt over a cartoon contest. Please don’t give voice to those whole “They couldn’t help themselves” trope; it’s exactly what extremist Muslims say whenever they do something violent and stupid.

      • SadDemInTex

        I did not imply that their only choice was to shoot someone. I believe I used the words “attractive nuisance”. I am not a lawyer so I don’t know a proper term for this. Something like having a swimming pool in your front yard with no life guard and no fence and a neighbor child drowns in it on a hot summer day. Whatever you might think about Charlie Hebdo (and there is some relevent information that they were not “just” demonstrating “free speech”) their offices were a private place of work…not a public event trying to “draw” attention to itself. This event was concocted with the sole purpose to provoke. I live in Dallas and the coverage showed…as I wrote in another post that the “cartoons” were drawn on a giant pad of paper…like something you would use to play pictionary with a large group. The winning entry is something that a good caricaturist could draw in 10 minutes….maybe less. My contention is that they had people there that could draw and Geller and her group suggested ideas. It is practically the only thing that could suggest the lack of detail in the drawings. I saw one of the other entries on the TV…it was even more simplistic (something like Matt Groening would draw occasionally). I do not condone violence in any form…not from black or white, grey or purple people.

        • anniegetyerfun

          I don’t deny for a second that this event was put together in the hopes that someone would attack it. I sincerely believe that nothing makes Geller happier than the idea of radical Islamists coming after her. She is a boil on the ass of humanity.

          I don’t think you condoned violence in your comment. What I take issue with this this statement: “I think that the shooters’ families may have a leg in court to sue Geller for creating a situation in which shooters were unavoidably compelled to protest (criminal and stupid, yes,…) and did it in the only way they knew how”; the idea that these sad little men “only knew how” to protest through violence. (Also, there’s exactly zero legal precedent to sue for something like that – “He started it” won’t hold up in court).
          I think it’s obvious why this is a problematic idea, right? I used to be a practicing Muslim, and if I had a quarter for every time that I heard “But Ahmed was DRIVEN to violence by his love for Allah/the Prophet”, I could retire a wealthy woman.

          • SadDemInTex

            Annie, this is an interesting discussion…and one that will have no end. Primarily because it has to do with why people do what they do (good, bad, and indifferent) and the excuse they use for doing it. It the nature of the human condition to want to always be right, always be on the winning side, and be justified by the SkyGod for it. I think the wounded guard has the best chance to sue the bejesus out of Geller’s group. But given the litigious place America is and the way the blame game it played I think that there will (at the very least) be a wrongful death suit from the shooters’ family (in reality a lawyer of some sort will give it a whirl). My actual big point is that Geller’s group wanted the violence to occur so they can spew their hate. They do not have the excuse of being an organization like Charlie Hebdo (or the Daily Show, for that matter) whose primary purpose is satire. They were creating hateful propaganda that Goebbels would approve of if he were around.

          • anniegetyerfun

            Well, you could be right about that. I’d be amazed if a judge didn’t laugh such a lawsuit out of court, but stranger things have happened.

          • SadDemInTex

            I have no doubt that it will be dismissed immediately but this is America and lawyers have to make a living .

    • doktorzoom

      Err, no, the shooters were assholes who wanted to kill people. They get no sympathy.

      The fact that someone wanted to kill Pam Geller and Geert Wilders doesn’t make Geller and Wilders into good people, of course.

      • SadDemInTex

        et tu, Dok? If you have mistaken my meaning I will gladly clarify…I never condone violence in any shape or form…black, white, red, green, purple people…none are exempted from my abhorrence of it. I am not in sympathy with these pathetic excuses for human beings (that includes Geller) any more than I feel sorry for the school shooters or the shit head who flew the plane into a mountain. I do take special umbrage at the moral turpitude of people like Geller who manipulate people and create a terrible situation so they can point the finger and call the group they have targeted monsters..

        And btw, where were the police (there were 40 of them)? Would ANYONE have tried a drive by shooting if they saw armed policemen strutting around the outside? (Again, I live in Dallas and what I saw on TV real time were a lot of police dressed like SWAT). The police were ready for an assault of huge proportions. We will wait and see if this was a suicide mission by these men…but living in this town does make you very cynical.

  • Fly

    Common sense is the real victim here.

    • anniegetyerfun

      Both sides do it! Or don’t, I guess, in this case.

  • MrBlobfish

    Pammycakes got exactly what she wanted.

  • JustPixelz

    First Amendment vs Second Amendment in an epic smackdown.

    Geller wields free speech like a scimitar. The Muslims parry with guns.

  • Gorillionaire

    Gee, about 22,500 dollars in prizes and security expenses would have bought a Kansas school baloney sammiches for a year.

    • anniegetyerfun

      That’s not the kind of publicity we want!

  • Lizzietish81

    If that bland piece of crap was the winner, I wonder what the losers looked like?

    • RoyalUglyDude

      AOT,K

    • BeliTsari

      The LOSERS were standing about with their BushMASTERS locked & loaded. http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr84/CardinalJunky/rednecks.jpg

    • Me not sure

      No, you really don’t. You really, really don’t.

    • Gleem-McShinez

      You know the talent pool just has to be deep, considering the quality of wingnut trolls at their art.

    • Anarchy Pony

      You can bet they involved crayons.

  • Steve Zakszewski

    You know the world has turned upside-down when Texans are sucking up to a mouthy Jewish broad from Long Island. Usually they’re accusing Geller’s people of running the banking system and Hollywood and trying to destroy Christian culture in this country.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      Once she had fulfilled her purpose here, they fully expect I’m sure she will hop the next plane to Israel to await being smited by Gog and Magog or however all that end times prophecy stuff goes.

    • AnOuthouse

      and baby eatin’

      • Hardly Ideal

        That whole baby-eating thing is such a load of crap. They’d really just kidnap the baby and make ’em work.

  • RoyalUglyDude

    There are no winners in this story. Come to think of it, there are no winners in any story about Pamela Geller or automatic weapons. Or Texas.

    • chicken thief

      Uh-hum….. mah main man Louie Gohmert…. Now there is a winner!

    • Hardly Ideal

      I can think of exactly one story about automatic guns with winners, but it’s kind of the exception that proves the rule.

  • FlownOver

    “If I know Texans there will now be hundreds of parties popping up for drawing Mohammed, just hoping for some free target practice.”

    But who’s the target and who gets to practice? Ay, there’s the rub.

    • RoyalUglyDude

      aot,k

    • AnOuthouse

      I’m guessing Robert Spencer does NOT know any Texans.

  • Ryan Denniston

    Must be all the absent fathers that’s to blame amirite?

  • Gleem-McShinez

    The good news: relaunching the “Draw Tippy” wrinkled happy turtle ads will be successful.

    The bad news: he’s been re-branded as a wrinkled hate-engorged wingnut-peen.

    • BeliTsari

      I fucking LOVE this! Nobody but us, IMMEDIATELY pictured, “Draw Mohammed!” How sick & perverse must we be? “Draw Mohammed with a Hitler Mustache and/ or Frank Zappa goatee?”

      • Socialist Cubone

        What do you have against Robert Z’dar?

        • BeliTsari

          Nothing, some of my best friends are goat-fucking Lithuanians… this SEEMS not to be a retouched photo, kinda thought of Raiders of the Lost Arc’s melting sequence.

  • chicken thief

    Robert Spencer via tweet proves once again that the right will never understand the application of ‘free speech’.

  • darnyoudarnyoutoheck

    Mohammed seems awfully furry, seems there is not just religious hatred being displayed, but also ethnic/racial hatred. I am so not surprised.

  • Msgr_Moment

    A cartoon with the Prophet merely waving a sword in the air with NO goatfucking? You guys call yourselves cartoonists?

  • anniegetyerfun

    OK, but why did you post a picture of La Toya Jackson?

    • H0mer0

      Is Pammy a plastic surgery addict?What the H did she do with her face?

  • Villago Delenda Est

    It’s always the responsibility of the “moderates” to rein in the “extremists”.

    So, when are we going to see the AFA and the FRC reined in?

    • Zippy

      I’m still waiting for mainstream Christianity to apologize for Scott Roeder and Eric Rudolph

  • Gleem-McShinez

    Someone is arrested multiple times for minor crimes, and gets spine-severing murdered by police during an arrest.
    Average wingnuts think violence is not a justified response. THOSE RIOTING ANIMALS!!1

    Someone throws $20,000 parties to make troll-material to bait extremists into attempting murder, and extremists attempt murder.
    Average wingnuts think violence is a justified response. NOW IT’S WAR!!!1

    • Villago Delenda Est

      If you’re looking for consistency, you’ll have to look for just little minds, not bat shit crazy little minds.

  • Villago Delenda Est

    You know, it’s really easy to say “This is Mohammed” when you actually have no fucking clue what he looked like in the first place. He could have looked like Jimmy Stewart, for all we know.

    Yet both sides somehow magically determine that, yes, this is the dude.

    • Hardly Ideal

      I thought about doing a drawing of him after Charlie Hebdo. I’d go with something like the old Uncle Sam “I want YOU” drawing, but with the veil he’s sometimes drawn with and a caption along the lines of “I want YOU to stop appropriating Islam.”

    • SFRealness

      Dude, they know because White Jesus told them what Muhammad looked like.

  • VandeGraf

    I bow before the right of someone to draw a cartoon, but I wonder if the event might be considered legally– because it obviously is, in fact- an incitement to violence. The organizers had little on their mind but tossing the images in the face of Muslims. We’re at the nasty little intersection of two competing rights. I, for one, believe that there should be enough freedom for the group to produce its disgustingly negative drawings,

    • anniegetyerfun

      It’s only an incitement to violence if you believe that someone has the right to physically attack someone for their speech. Unfortunately, too many Muslims believe this.
      (I’ll repeat here, because it’s not the kind of thing that everyone will remember about me, that I used to be a practicing Muslim and am married into a Sufi Muslim family; although my husband is an atheist like me. My sincere problems with Islam and its practitioners don’t come from a place of ignorance)

      • nmmagyar

        I don’t think that was VdG’s question. No one is condoning violence – but I think that the organizers of the event could/should be charged with incitment. They wanted to piss a group of people off enough to get them to commit a criminal act, and they did.

        • Villago Delenda Est

          Doesn’t that make them accessories?

        • anniegetyerfun

          Ugh, I wish I had gone to law school (you know, and graduated and stuff). Not only would I have a job, but also, I would be able to speak SLIGHTLY more authoritatively on this subject.

    • SuspectedDemocrat

      I don’t see it that way at all. If Geller were telling her followers to go shoot up a mosque, that would be incitement. Dry humping someone’s messiah for entertainment purposes is not, even if you know it’s going to make someone mad, probably mad enough to try and kick your ass. If that were the case, performing abortions in Kansas would be incitement. And jeebus h crhist in a piss jar, I can’t believe I’m actually defending those bigots. Then again, I’ve never been one to tell bigots not to make fools of themselves.

      • Zippy

        We have to defend them, not because they deserve it, but because 1A really is that important

    • SFRealness

      In Europe it could be considered incitement, if Europe actually treated Muslim citizens the same way it did Christian ones. Hate speech laws are generally much tougher in Europe than in the United States (because they *don’t* have a First Amendment), but they are also never applied to hate speech against Muslims. In fact, they’re much more likely to be applied against publications mocking Catholics.

      Here, we have the Brandenburg v. Ohio Supreme Court decision, which set the standard for incitement to violence under the 1st Amendment exceedingly high and amazingly was never overturned. Basically, you have to say “I want you to go out there and shoot someone, now!” before it becomes a crime. Even calling for attacks at an undefined point in the future isn’t a crime. This is a high standard, but it some ways it makes sense, given our history of jailing people in the 1910s for being pacifists, in the 1950s for being communists, etc.

  • Gleem-McShinez

    The freedom to troll is what our veterans fought and died for.

    4CHAN is THE NEW GREATEST GENERATION

  • undercover epicurean

    One group of assholes provokes, another group of assholes reacts…nothing is accomplished, and the rest of us are left to clean up the mess. Thanks, guys.

    • cessnadriver

      The only reason that this didn’t turn into a real blood-bath is that the police were pro-active in protectin’ the whait peeple.

  • NorthernSaber

    Lord Love a Pedestrian- didn’t someone once say of Texas that it was “too small to be a country and too large to be an insane asylum”? So one bunch of extremist wing-nuts set the bait for another bunch of extremist wing-nuts and mayhem results. Surprised faces all around… What a great planet this could be if the Great Slumbering Sky Fairy actually woke up and thinned His Holy Herd of True Believers in a big fucking way.

    • Vecciojohn

      God: Christians, listen up. The good news is, this is the Rapture and you’re all going to heaven, The bad news is I’m taking the Muslims too. Better get used to it, fuckers. Oh, and from now on call me Betty.

    • anniegetyerfun

      Keep in mind that Geller lives in New York. So there’s enough asshole to go around the entire country.

      • sundaytrucker

        Of course she does, every hater of all things liberal wants to live someplace farthest from the Randian dystopia they try and push on the rest of the country.

  • celtic_buddha

    Hugh Jackman is Mohammed? Also the artist plagiarized? or took artistic inspiration from Edward Escher

  • JVisconti

    so with this gun play interruption, the Qur’an burning workshop was cancelled.

  • Paperless Tiger

    The parallels to the Iconoclasts are inescapable, as they are to Moses, author of “no graven images.” Actually it was all the same movement during the Middle Ages, but helpful historians scattered the references over some millennia for us. Islam began as an austere form of Christianity spread by the Osman conquest in the XV century. Moses was their first leader, followed by Joshua Ben Nun, or New Jesus. Mohammed himself is a composite of mostly Mehmed II and Jesus. So he really can’t be drawn.

    • Vecciojohn

      Home-schooled were you then?

      • Paperless Tiger

        Worse, the Internet. I should refer you to Fomenko. Naturally he is rejected out of hand by historians, but his team has done a lot of serious analytical work on things historians simply take for granted. We’ll see.

    • Logic of Color

      If I’m reading this right, Islam began in the fifteenth century…?!

  • I made the absolute mistake of seeing what the trending hashtag was about on Twitter, and I can safely say that Saturn isn’t far enough away from the people who seized on this to make their case that we should murder all Muslims, for freedom.

  • myexisinthetrunk

    Howz about we have a Bible-burning in Garland, Texas?

    • cessnadriver

      That should go well.

  • TundraGrifter

    Just because you can do it doesn’t mean you should do it.

    Just sayin’.

    • cessnadriver

      They only got 200 people out for this thing. With a $10,000 prize. Doesn’t sound right.

  • Vecciojohn

    I’m sure these First Amendment warriors will rally to the defense of my new Piss Christ contest.

    • cessnadriver

      Whining about something that happened a long time ago, the typical conservatard mantra.

    • AnOuthouse

      Whoever can pee on the Christ statue the longest wins? In the event of a tie breaker the contestants get a 6 pack of Bud-lite and get to pee on Mary.

      • Zippy

        Before or after the abortion?

        • Next time I go to the abortionplex, I’m bringing a towel with Jesus’ face on it.

          • Bear OmNomNom

            You cover the abortionplex, I’ll get the bathhouse. Only mine will be Jesús, also, too.

      • Beaumarchais?

        And by “Christ” you mean Dick Cheney, of course.

  • cessnadriver

    A meeting of the no-minds. A war where you want to arm both sides.

    • doktorzoom

      Or drop both sides into the Sun.

      • Steely_Fan

        In a previous lifetime, when I was doing student discipline at a secondary career & technology center, I coined the term “The Popeye Disease” that seems somewhat applicable here. A scenario I frequently had to deal with was that a bully would provoke his victim by taunting and/or threatening him (it was almost always male-on-male) until the victim snapped and pushed or hit the bully. At that moment, the thought bubble above the victim’s head said “That’s all’s I can stands ’cause I cain’t stands no more.” Whereupon, the bully would self-righteously beat the living fuck out of the victim. It was my job to explain to the bully’s parents why their (totally innocent, victimized) son was receiving the same disciplinary consequences as the (actual) victim. On the other hand, I had to tell the victim’s parents that their pride & joy also bore some responsibility for not walking away and/or not reporting the bully (Of course, the “snitches get stitches” meme was always deployed at this point). This is why high school principals almost always hold both parties in a fight equally culpable. In this case, Pam Geller was clearly successful in her attempt to provoke a violent response and the shooters got the Popeye Disease and would up dead. Unfortunately, school rules don’t apply IRL.

      • cessnadriver

        Why do you hate the Sun?

  • SuspectedDemocrat

    I support making fun of religion, and offending religious sensibilities. I have a harder time supporting people who have a hard-on for one particular religion. That said, did any of them notice that it was the police, not open or conceal carry private citizens, who stopped the attack?

    • Jen_Baker_VA

      Nope. And not a one of them stopped to go hey wait, we are celebrating an attack on americans by americans.
      Not a single darn one stopped their celebration long enough to utter that.

  • Vecciojohn

    Wait a minute. Mohammad had hair in his mouth? I’m starting to doubt the authenticity of this picture.

    • anniegetyerfun

      No, no, just on his palms.

    • Biff52

      ‘shooped, obvs.

  • fawkedifiknow

    Has Bill O’Reilly claimed to have been in Garland, Texas, hot on their trail, when the shooting took place? Or, will that be revealed on The Factor, tonight?

    • Jen_Baker_VA

      He was the guy next to the guy who saw the guy who was friends with the nephew of the lawyer of the guy who got shot in the ankle.
      Duh

    • Zippy

      He was there protecting an injured Brian williams

      • zerosumgame0005

        hey at least Brian admitted the mis-leads, Billdo doubled down n his direct lies and is still mewling on the air

        • Zippy

          Being a Foxtard means never having to say you’re sorry

    • TheBidenator

      Bill O’Reilly was the one who shot the suspects dead, it’s a little known fact but like Robert Bates he bought his way onto law enforcement only Bill O’ is honorable sheriff of the Earth according to Bill O’Reilly who read it from a book written by Bill O’Reilly that sagely truth teller so you know it’s true.

  • zerosumgame0005

    well, at least the cops shot and killed the first couple of browns they could find. so victory?

    • Steverino247

      Police returned fire after being hit. Quite a difference from what you’re implying.

      • zerosumgame0005

        from the reports the shots only “appeared to come from a car”, sorry if after all recent reports I don’t trust the cops got the right car or just the one they wanted to get…offended you

  • whitroth

    I’d say the organizer was hoping for something like this to happen.

    Hey,
    I’ve got an idea: how’s about I use the same location, and have a Bible
    burning? See how fast I can burn a Bible… maybe use liquid O2?
    There’s the guy who can start charcoal in 2 sec that way….wonder if I
    could beat that?

    mark “oh, and I read that in some neighborhoods of Jerusalem,

    ultra-Orthodox Jews throw rocks at anyone driving a

    car on the Sabbath”

    • Jen_Baker_VA

      Of course she was. She even “welcomed” it because all those Islams is deranged savages and whatever else.
      She wanted it to happen so she could point and say “see, I was right!” and the idiots fell for it. I’d say the idiots on the other side, except these people are all the same kind of people and all on the same side so screw em

      • Vecciojohn

        If only more Muslims were nice enough to shoot at us so we can get this religious war under way once and for all. No more Munichs!!

    • Vecciojohn

      Don’t burn them all. Save a few and we can have a pornographic origami contest with the pages.

  • zerosumgame0005

    And here I though an armed society was a polite society, how was this contest polite by any measure?

    • Vecciojohn

      It’s these damn kids today, I tell ya. Back in my day, people with guns and an uncontrollable thirst for carnage had some manners and some breeding.

      • bozilingus

        Their breeding seems to be the problem, they should be stopped (with votes).

  • Beaumarchais?

    Now we know that Bosch Fawstin can’t draw hands. That little finger looks like a bad tree graft.

    • Bosch Fawstin? Any relation to Hun and Jerry Fawstin?

      • bobbert

        Den Bosch libel. (I think you meant Boche).

  • D Lemon

    I’m pretty sure the gunmen were hired by Geller or her organization, to attack the “event”.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      I’m pretty sure that a miniature black hole is involved there somewhere.

  • Boscoe

    I think we need to have a “Draw Pam Gellar Eating A Bag Of Salted Rat Dicks” contest and see how First Amendmenty she really is…

    • Jen_Baker_VA

      Betcha you’d get more than 300 entrants for that with even a 10 dollar prize than she got for a 10k prize.

    • vivian

      How do we set this up? This needs to happen. Can we figure out how to host the contest on her homepage? Ummm, with votes?

    • Tbone

      I was thinking more along the lines of Joseph and Mary getting an abortion.

      • Blank Ron

        I can hear wingnut heads exploding just because this idea exists.

      • Blank Ron

        I can hear wingnut heads exploding just because this idea exists.

  • Biff52

    Mission accomplished, pammycakes.

  • TheBidenator

    We know how this victimized Sarah Palin….it’s blood libel time again! http://wonkette.com/434959/wonkbot-fireside-chat-it-is-jewish-blood-libel-to-annoy-the-wonkbot

  • Eric Bacon

    “Stop the Islamization of America.” It can’t happen because of the separation of church and state, now why don’t you Christians start respecting that.

    • bobbert

      Ah, but Islam isn’t a real religion, so it could be united with the state.

      Wait.

  • Incoming Ham

    Gellar almost got what she wanted, but dammit, no non-Muslims died! Also: she did this in Texas to see if she could drum up a real firefight. This wasn’t about freedom of speech. She absolutely has the right to spew hate speech because it is allowed by the Constitution, but trying to get people killed to make her point (and I do not doubt that was her goal) isn’t freedom of speech

    She is a reprehensible sack of shit.

    • Meanwhile, reprehensible sacks of shit are saying, “Hold on there, sir! Stay your hand.”

  • Biff52

    Thanks, Dok. By depicting Mohammed on this here mommyblog, we’re all gonna die.

    • doktorzoom

      Another bid for immortality spoiled.

      • Biff52

        Warblog is hell.

    • bobbert

      Speaking of the depiction, was the title of this masterpiece “Mohammed Celebrates Ash Wednesday”?

    • Ah-HA, plot twist! That’s not Mohammed, that’s his twin brother Skippy, who was the mean one in the family.

  • I know this is late to the game, but I have to ask
    …she’s some kind of hateful, delusional harpy, ain’t she?

    • SuspectedDemocrat

      And when people die, she feels a sense of self-affirmation.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Yes. Yes she is. This is a woman who gets outraged that food processors certify their food “Halal”, which is pretty much the same thing as “Kosher”. Just substitute an Islamic cleric for a Rabbi.

      Mind you, she’s Jewish.

    • Oginikwe

      Something’s fishy.
      Shooting someone in the ankle would be pretty difficult with a whole big body standing there. They must have been really lousy shots. Who goes all yee-had when they can’t shoot worth a damn?

  • elpinche

    Gellar…jihadists…assholes for miles. Where’s a tornado when you need it?!

  • TootsStansbury

    Religious fanatics suck.

  • kiptw

    Hairy fingers? The guy ain’t human!

  • richardgrabman

    Is there any evidence (other than just saying so) that Elton Simpson was a Muslim, or even a “Muslim extremist”? Sounds more like the kind of guy who couldn’t figure out how to fill out a passport application and book a flight to a third country. In other words, a morAn.

    Not to pull a reverse Alex Jones, but c’mon… it was rather convenient that an event that otherwise would have maybe made Dead Breitbart and WND (and the object of snark for Wonkette) is suddenly front page news internationally. And, it sure looked like Geller and her merry band of bigots were prepared to spin the story, before it even became a story.

  • zerosumgame0005

    BTW no hard feelings on the deletion, for enhanced cynicism no less :P

  • Oginikwe

    Who knew that Mohammed looks like the Wolverine?
    Yep, that’s Hugh Jackman.

  • Cismontane

    Let’s see. A pack of goons throws an event specifically designed to provoke other goons to attack them. The other goons oblige but are quickly shot dead by the goons hired to protect the goon event. Is that an accurate summary of what transpired down there?

    • Blank Ron

      Word for word.

  • DahBoner

    They probably thought Pam Geller standing outside the art gallery yelling COME AT ME BRO was performance art…

    http://media.giphy.com/media/67t2aloPjYUjm/giphy.gif

  • John Conaway

    Like standing up in a crowded theater and shouting “FIRE!!!”, how is this a freedom of speech issue? Surely this is not so called “protected” speech.

    Additionally, how is this a freedom of speech issue when the government did not attempt to squelch this event?

  • Bob Harrow

    Ya got the army sneakin in to do obamas dirty work now this how much is an insane paranoic fckwit suppose to take??? I ask you. texass dont ya just love the vibe…

  • dalepues

    Hate speech is what the contest was about. Free Speech was never meant to serve as an agent for murder.

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