Pamela Geller had a right to organize the "Draw the Prophet" contest, where two wannabe jihadists were killed trying to carry out a terrorist attack, and she shouldn't be chided for supposedly abusing that right. When extremists use deadly violence to suppress speech that offends them, tut-tutting "just because you can do it doesn't mean it's a good idea" is both unseemly and misguided. But, writes Reason contributing editor Cathy Young, Geller and associate Robert Spencer are terrible poster children not only for free speech, but for combating Islamist extremism—because they routinely blur the lines not only between "anti-jihadism" and a war on Islam, but between criticism of Islam and Muslim-bashing.
The New York Times Wonders Aloud If Tulsi Gabbard's Anti-War, Anti-Establishment Message Makes Her a Stooge for Nazis and Russian Bots
The article ignores Gabbard's arguments for a less interventionist foreign policy, preferring to speculate about foreigners and fascists.
Trust in the media is at historic lows.
The mainstream media are channeling Dr. Zaius, the elitist orangutan from Planet of the Apes, who hid dark secrets out of misguided paternalism.
The American Priority Festival gave a glimpse inside the world where deep state theories thrive.
Tulsi Gabbard Called Out Mainstream Media, Both Parties, Democratic Candidates for Supporting Disastrous Regime Change in the Middle East
"As president I will end these regime change wars."