The event, which Geller said was planned to make a stand for free speech in response to outcries and violence over drawings of Mohammed, was attended by about 200 cartoonists and patriots. The attendees were addressed by Ms Geller as well as such personages as Jihad Watch Director Robert Spencer and Dutch political leader Geert Wilders, who was in the United States at the invitation of US Congressmen Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and Steve King (R-Iowa).
The speakers outlined in great detail that the event was not, in Mr. Spencer's words, to "poke a finger in the eye of Islam." It's purpose, rather, was to reinforce the First Amendment principle of freedom of speech, without regard to whom it may offend. The goal of the contest was to demonstrate that Americans value freedom of speech over any fear of whatever threats of violence may be engendered by our free speech – whether from the government or from groups who may be afflicted with Sense of Humor Intolerance Training (S.H.I.T.) for brains.
At about 7:00 PM, as the event was wrapping up inside the Curtis Culwell Center, a black sedan pulled up outside, and two men wearing body armor and wielding assault rifles jumped out and opened fire, wounding one unarmed security guard. Almost immediately, the two would-be jihadists were sent to 72 virgins land by a Garland Police officer who was on hand and prepared for just such a terrorist attack.
Thus two Muslim punks learned the difference between France and Texas. France is afflicted with firearm phobia, making it an easy target for any twit with an AK-47. In Texas, we don't have firearm phobia. We just have firearms – lots of them – and we know how to use them.
Monday morning's Muslim Suckup Media (MSM) predictably reported – or at least obliquely suggested – that the attack was a justifiable reaction to an "anti-Islam provocation." But the event was not anti-Islam. It was pro-freedom. If it was anti anything, it was anti suppression of the right to say anything I damn please without fear of being massacred.
I agree with Pamela Geller, who said in a statement Sunday night that the failed attack showed "how needed our event really was. The freedom of speech is under violent assault here in our nation," she said. "The question now before us: Will we stand and defend it or bow to violence, thuggery, and savagery?"
I think Texas has answered that question loud and clear, Pamela. As we say in the Lone Star State, "The only good terrorist is a dead terrorist."
Or as comedian Evan Sayet tweeted Sunday night, "My favorite drawings at the Muhammad cartoon festival in Texas were the two chalk outlines out front."