Pam Geller and Robert Spencer as Andy Rooney

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Pam Geller and Robert Spencer as Andy Rooney

I did get to Buchen­wald the next day and I stared. I stared in embar­rassed silence, think­ing about the doubts I’d had in col­lege and even more recently…I’d like to have taken Pro­fes­sor Bould­ing by the hand and shown him around Buchen­wald. I was angry that I’d been fooled. For the first time, I knew for cer­tain that any peace is not bet­ter than any war.

Andy Rooney, My War 2002

There are cer­tain things that just stick in your head, one of the things that stick into mine was one Andy Rooney 60 min­utes com­men­tary on the Death Camps.

I remem­ber how he talked about see­ing the camp him­self, and how seri­ous he was when he said: “yes it hap­pened, I saw it”.

I couldn’t find the video online but I couldn’t help think of it when I saw this story

The Rialto school dis­trict planned to revise an eighth-​grade assign­ment that raised red flags by ask­ing stu­dents to con­sider argu­ments about whether the Holo­caust — the sys­tem­atic killing by the Nazis of some 6 mil­lion Jews and mil­lions of oth­ers — was not an “actual event” but instead a “pro­pa­ganda tool that was used for polit­i­cal and mon­e­tary gain.”

While Camp of the Saints notes an inter­est­ing twist and Ed Driscol at Instapun­dit notes Ike’s attempts to make them unde­ni­able it is a les­son that no amount of fact will cause peo­ple to wish to deny or min­i­mize a real­ity unfa­vor­able to their cause from doing so.

And that brings me to Pam Geller, Robert Spencer and Boko Haram.

Pam & Robert have been sound­ing the call on Rad­i­cal Islam for a long time Part of those warn­ing has been about Boko Harem in fact if you do a search for Boko Harem on Geller’s site

geller1

Take a good look at that figure

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That’s more than CNN, more than CBS, ABC. or MSNBC (NBC’s newly redesigned site doesn’t dis­play numbers)

But even Pam’s fig­ures that beat all the major news orga­ni­za­tions pale next to the 12,000 plus results at Jihad Watch:boko jihad

For their efforts Pam & Robert are attacked as Islam­o­phobes par­tic­u­larly by the Coun­sel on Amer­i­can Islamic Rela­tions if you search their site there is no short­age of attacks on Pam or Robert as “islam­o­phobes” who should be shunned.

boko cair spencer

If you are search­ing for info on Boko Haram the choices at CAIR are a tad more limited:

boko cair

Yup one result.

Per­haps if the “mod­er­ate” mus­lims of CAIR been speak­ing out about Boko Haram and not try­ing to silence those who did try to warn the world about them, more than a hun­dred young girls might not be wait­ing to be sold into slav­ery today.

Andy Rooney had Ike and the whole US army to back up his tes­ti­mony con­cern­ing Nazi atroc­i­ties that are still denied in parts of the Mid­dle East. Pam & Robert fight a much lone­lier bat­tle try­ing to shine a light on that which many wish hid­den. They are per­haps less like Andy Rooney than like those who were sound­ing warn­ing about the Nazi’s dur­ing the 30’s and were ignored or ques­tioned until the day the US Army drove into the camps.

And years from now, likely long after they are dead and gone, young chil­dren will walk through a museum and see the story of how a soft spo­ken author from New Eng­land and an out­spo­ken woman from New York tried to sound the warn­ing about dan­gers like Boko Haram against incred­i­ble odds.

Whether or not it will be a story of suc­cess or yet another tale of the world not act­ing until mil­lions have paid the price, remains to be seen.

May we make the right decision.

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I did get to Buchenwald the next day and I stared. I stared in embarrassed silence, thinking about the doubts I’d had in college and even more recently…I’d like to have taken Professor Boulding by the hand and shown him around Buchenwald. I was angry that I’d been fooled. For the first time, I knew for certain that any peace is not better than any war.

Andy Rooney, My War 2002

There are certain things that just stick in your head, one of the things that stick into mine was one Andy Rooney 60 minutes commentary on the Death Camps.

I remember how he talked about seeing the camp himself, and how serious he was when he said: “yes it happened, I saw it”.

I couldn’t find the video online but I couldn’t help think of it when I saw this story

The Rialto school district planned to revise an eighth-grade assignment that raised red flags by asking students to consider arguments about whether the Holocaust — the systematic killing by the Nazis of some 6 million Jews and millions of others — was not an “actual event” but instead a “propaganda tool that was used for political and monetary gain.”

While Camp of the Saints notes an interesting twist and Ed Driscol at Instapundit notes Ike’s attempts to make them undeniable it is a lesson that no amount of fact will cause people to wish to deny or minimize a reality unfavorable to their cause from doing so.

 

And that brings me to Pam Geller, Robert Spencer and Boko Haram.

Pam & Robert have been sounding the call on Radical Islam for a long time   Part of those warning has been about Boko Harem in fact if you do a search for Boko Harem on Geller’s site

geller1

 

Take a good look at that figure

geller2

That’s more than CNN, more than CBS,  ABC. or  MSNBC (NBC’s newly redesigned site doesn’t display numbers)

But even Pam’s figures that beat all the major news organizations pale next to the 12,000 plus results at Jihad Watch:boko jihad

For their efforts Pam & Robert are attacked as Islamophobes particularly by the Counsel on American Islamic Relations if you search their site there is no shortage of attacks on Pam or Robert as “islamophobes” who should be shunned.

boko cair spencer

If you are searching for info on Boko Haram the choices at CAIR are a tad more limited:

boko cair

Yup one result.

Perhaps if the “moderate” muslims of CAIR been speaking out about Boko Haram and not trying to silence those who did try to warn the world about them, more than a hundred young girls might not be waiting to be sold into slavery today.

Andy Rooney had Ike and the whole US army to back up his testimony concerning Nazi atrocities that are still denied in parts of the Middle East.  Pam & Robert fight a much lonelier battle trying to shine a light on that which many wish hidden.  They are perhaps less like Andy Rooney than like those who were sounding warning about the Nazi’s during the 30’s and were ignored or questioned until the day the US Army drove into the camps.

And years from now,  likely long after they are dead and gone, young children will walk through a museum and see the story of  how a soft spoken author from New England and an outspoken woman from New York tried to sound the warning about dangers like Boko Haram against incredible odds.

Whether or not it will be a story of success or yet another tale of the world not acting until millions have paid the price, remains to be seen.

May we make the right decision.

***************************************************************

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This blog exists as a full time endeavor thanks to your support.

The reporting, the commentary and the magnificent seven writers are all made possible because you, the reader choose to support it.

For a full month of all of what we provide ,we ask a fixed amount $1465, It is May 7th and we can make that goal is just two readers kick in $25 each day.

Help fund conservative speech, hit DaTipJar below.

Naturally once our monthly goal is made these solicitations will disappear till the next month but once we get 61 more subscribers  at $20 a month the goal will be covered for a full year and this pitch will disappear until 2015.

Consider the lineup you get for this price, in addition to my own work seven days a week you get John Ruberry (Marathon Pundit) and Pat Austin (And so it goes in Shreveport)  on Sunday  Linda Szugyi (No one of any import) on Monday  Tim Imholt on Tuesday,  AP Dillon (Lady Liberty1885) Thursdays, Pastor George Kelly Fridays,   Steve Eggleston on Saturdays with  Baldilocks (Tue & Sat)  and   Fausta  (Wed & Fri) of (Fausta Blog) twice a week.

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