Pamela Geller is a well-known name in conservative circles and she is a fantastic person to follow and read if you are interested in learning more about radical Islam and Islam in general.
Supporters of radical Islam aren’t big fans of her because she’s been one of their most vocal critics and you might remember the event she was associated with in Garland, Texas where artists from across the country drew pictures of the prophet Muhammad. That’s strictly forbidden in Islam and the cartoonists over at Charlie Hebdo were murdered for it years ago.
Simply put, there are a lot of people who want to kill Pamela Geller.
On Tuesday, one man who actually tried to kill her was sentenced for that crime.
From Washington Examiner:
A man convicted of leading an Islamic State-inspired plot to behead a conservative blogger who upset Muslims when she organized a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest was sentenced Tuesday to 28 years in prison.
David Wright, who’s 28 years old, was sentenced by a judge in Boston’s federal courthouse two months after jurors found him guilty of conspiring with his uncle and a Rhode Island man to kill blogger Pamela Geller on behalf of the terror group.
Gotta love that.
From Fox News:
A supporter of the Islamic State who was convicted of plotting to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller was sentenced Tuesday to 28 years behind bars.
David Wright, 28, cried in a Boston federal courthouse as he apologized to Gellar, law enforcement and his family. He also denounced ISIS, which Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie Siegmann said during the trial Wright “was committed” to.
“Nothing I can say can fix the hurt I caused,” Wright said in court Tuesday. “I sincerely hope that I can be given the opportunity to help others avoid the mistakes I made.”
Kind of a light sentence, no?
From The Daily Caller:
Judge William G. Young said during the hearing that he was uncomfortable with sentencing David Wright for crafting an elaborate plot in 2015 to kill Geller, who is known for orchestrating anti-Islamic events around the country.
“You are not a monster, yet you embraced a monstrous evil,” Young told Wright, who cried in a Boston federal courthouse while apologizing for his actions. He also denounced ISIS and promised to make right some of the “mistakes” he made in the past.
Prosecutors, who sought a life sentence, said Wright was the ringleader of a plan to wage war on the U.S.
Pamela Geller is controversial. Sure.
However, there is absolutely no justification for wanting to harm here. Some may think she’s an instigator. She’s not. She’s pointing out and confronting the very problematic issues that exist within Islam. Sometimes, you have to be a little provocative to get the point across. The reaction that this man and others have to her actions is what we should be focused on.
She serves a valuable purpose and it’s a good thing this guy will be locked away for a long time.
[Note: This post was written by Andrew Mark Miller]