Here's what the AP wrote about Geller's Juneau appearance:
JUNEAU -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations is calling for a speaker invited to testify to Alaska House Judiciary Committee to be pulled from Wednesday's lineup. Council spokesman Ibrahim Hooper says Pamela Geller, head of advocacy group Stop Islamization of America, should not be allowed to testify on House Bill 88 because of what he calls her anti-Muslim rhetoric. Geller didn't immediately respond to an email from The Associated Press seeking comment. The bill from Rep. Carl Gatto, a Republican from Palmer, would prohibit the use of any foreign law in state courts if it infringes on a person's constitutional rights. Gatto also wasn't immediately available for comment. He previously has said that the measure is designed to guard against Islamic Sharia Law.Geller was an early blogger, and was one of the very first bloggers to add video content to her blog, Atlas Shrugs. In one of her notorious early vlogs, she got totally wasted, drinking a large quantity of red wine before she had the good sense to stop her rants long enough to shut the video camera off. It appears to have been removed.
She's well known for her vamping routine, where she swoops down upon some unsuspected middle-aged male politician, and starts rubbing up against him. No wonder John Bolton wrote the forward to Geller's book.
Earlier this year, the Southern Poverty Law Center named Geller's organization, Stop Islamization of America, a hate group:
Manhattan blogger Pamela Geller and her posse of anti-Islamic protesters have been branded a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Stop the Islamization of America was included in the civil rights organization's annual roundup of extremist groups - a rogue's gallery that includes everything from the Ku Klux Klan to white supremacists and Nazis.
Geller's support for far right racist Geert Wilders has raised the concern of the B'Nai Brith's Anti-Defamation League:
In her blog postings and other writings, Geller regularly voices support for Wilders, whom she has described as "the Bravest Man in the world" and "our proxy in the trial of Western Civilization, protagonist vs Islam, antagonist." She has also indicated that she intends to help garner support for Wilders; she claims to have personally financed Wilder's February 2009 trip to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington DC. A few months later, she served on the host committee of one South Florida event held in Wilders' honor and defended him against criticism related to some of his other scheduled appearances in the area.
Gatto's conduct in this legislation is so far to the right of the far right, I'm scratching my head. Why isn't Alaska's media asking him some hard questions about the out-and-out religious fascists he is backing - Yarusahalmi and Geller in the case of HB 88, and Sean Parnell's nutty pick for the Alaska Judicial Council, Don Haase?
Here's more on Pamela Geller. First, one of her own vlog entries.
RT TV interviewing Geller last year, on the Alyona Show:
Here's footage from a demonstration in early March, in Orange County California. The demonstration was organized, in part, by Geller:
Author, journalist and blogger Max Blumenthal, has written extensively about Geller's ties to and direct support of far right organizations here and abroad:
Geller’s endorsement of the shadowy fascist group, called the English Defense League, highlights the reorganization of the British far-right around an anti-Muslim, pro-Zionist platform designed to cultivate alliances with influential online fanatics like her.
On the same day Geller posted her smear of White, she promoted a rally in defense of the Dutch anti-Muslim extremist Geert Wilders by the English Defense League (EDL) (Wilders has called for a “head rag tax” on Muslim women who wear hijab).
“How I wish I could be there to stand with the English Defense League,” Geller pined.
So what happens at a typical EDL rally? According to a report by Wales Online, at an October 2009 rally in Swansea by the EDL’s Wales-based affiliate, the Welsh Defense League, “onlookers were confronted with scenes of jeering men giving Nazi salutes.” At another rally in Stoke on Trent in January, intoxicated EDL activists in black masks attempted to break through police lines to assault anti-racist protesters around the block, injuring several police officers in the process.
Those are the allies of these people Carl Gatto and Bob Lynn are bringing up to Juneau at the taxpayers' expense.
Go ahead and let this slimy, race baiting floozy testify, but please - PLEASE - Alaska media, don't just sit on your fucking asses and let this woman come and go without doing an honest story on her.