Pamela Geller: Political Islam is now in Southern Mexico and Latin America

Pamela Geller: Political Islam is now in Southern Mexico and Latin America

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Pamela Geller (born June 14, 1958)[5] is an American political activist[6] and commentator. She is known for her anti-Islamic writings, opposition to the proposed construction of an Islamic community center near the former site of the World Trade Center, and sponsorship of the “Draw the Prophet” cartoon contest in Garland, Texas.[1][7] She says her blogging and campaigns in the United States are against what she terms “creeping Sharia” in the country. Multiple groups have described Geller as Islamophobic.[1][8]

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Geller in 2011
Born June 14, 1958 (age 58)[1]
Hewlett Harbor, New York, United States[2]
Residence New York City, New York, United States[1]
Other names Pamela Oshry
Alma mater Hofstra University; left before completing degree[1]
Occupation Political activist, commentator, former newspaper editor
Organization Co-founder of American Freedom Defense Initiative and Stop Islamization of America[3]
Known for Opposition to Park51 community center and mosque
Notable work The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America, with Robert Spencer[4]
Home town Hewlett Harbor, New York[1]
Spouse(s) Michael Oshry (1990–2007; divorced)[1]
Children 4
Parent(s) Reuben and Lillian Geller[1]
Website pamelageller.com

She is currently the president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative which she co-founded with Robert Spencer.[9][10] The American Freedom Defense Initiative has been designated an anti-Muslim hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.[11] The British government barred Geller’s entry into the UK in 2013 saying her presence would “not be conducive to the public good.”[12] She and Spencer co-authored the book The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America in 2010.[4]

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The Huffington Post has called her “far right”, while others, such as the BBC, contrast her right-wing support for small government with her culturally liberal positions on abortion and same sex marriage

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