Pamela Geller, a pro-freedom of speech activist and harsh critic of the restrictions imposed by Islam, has charged that the FBI, under Barack Obama, likely wanted her dead.
Geller, whose projects include the stunning “Stop the Islamization of America,” said during a radio interview that she based her assessment on the facts that the FBI apparently knew of a looming assassination attempt at a conference she held in Garland, Texas, in 2015, but did nothing to stop it.
“This is egregious. I submit to you the FBI, under the Obama administration, wanted us dead,” she said. “I want to know why there was not a(n) (FBI) SWAT team there. I want to know why there was no one there, to repel this attack. It is shocking.”
Her comments came during an interview on WABC Radio on the Bernie and Sid show with Sidney Ferris Rosenberg, a veteran of “NFL Today,” “Imus in the Morning” and “Hardball,” and Bernard McGuirk, who also worked with Imus, and contributes to Fox News, including the “The O’Reilly Factor.”
It was in 2015, shortly before Geller was named WND Woman of the Year, she held an art exhibit and drawing contest featuring images of Muhammad, with the goal of standing up for free speech by showing that Muslims could not intimidate non-Muslim Americans into following Shariah laws, which prohibit the depiction of Muhammad.
At the conference, two jihadi gunmen showed up and started shooting, injuring a security officer before being killed by police.
This week on “60 Minutes,” reporter Anderson Cooper revealed how an undercover FBI agent was tracking the two jihadists who did the shooting, and was “on the scene prior to the commission of the act.”
The show quoted Dan Maynard, a lawyer for one of the jihadists, explaining that there was an undercover FBI agent who had been texting the jihadists messages to “Tear up Texas.”
He called that an encouragement.
Reported the show, “It turns out the undercover agent did more than just communicate online with (suspect) Elton Simpson. In an affidavit filed in another case the government disclosed that the FBI undercover agent had actually ‘traveled to Garland, Texas, and was present … at the event.’”
The program reported, “The undercover FBI agent was in a car directly behind Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi when they started shooting. This cell-phone photo of school security guard Bruce Joiner and police officer Greg Stevens was taken by the undercover agent seconds before the attack.”
Cooper speculated, “If this attack had gone a different way, and lots of people had been killed, would the fact that an undercover FBI agent was on the scene have become essentially a scandal?”
Geller said the Garland attack essentially was an ISIS attack on American soil.
“To allow the attack to go off without any team in place when you had a world leader there….” she continued.
In attendance was Geert Wilder, who now leads the second-largest political part in the Netherlands, who possibly could become prime minister as a new election in that country.
“We were targeted,” Geller said. “There was an assassination attempt and they did nothing. What did they hope was going to happen?”
Geller has been warning about the creeping influence of Islam in America and the West for years. Through her role as president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, she has run advertisements in the public transportation systems of major American cities such as New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. She is the founder, editor, and publisher of Atlas Shrugs, a website that consolidates news from around the world on the violent exploits of Muslims and acquiescence to Islam in Western nations.