Report: Nassau Official Attempts to Block Upcoming Speech

Human Rights Commissioner Habeeb U. Ahmed accused of intimidation tactics to prevent April 14 speech by anti-Islam activist Pamela Geller.

A coordinated campaign is underway by a prominent Nassau County official to persuade Great Neck Synagogue leadership to cancel an appearence next month by outspoken Islam critic Pamela Geller, according to several sources .

Habeeb U. Ahmed, one of 15 appointed members of the Nassau Commission on Human Rights, has urged members of an interfaith group to bar Geller from speaking April 14 in Great Neck, according to a Jewish Press report.

The human rights commission was established in 1963 to improve relations and insure equality of opportunity. Geller's opportunity at free speech in Great Neck has been the subject of recent emails by Ahmed, according to published reports.

Labeling Geller the "personification of an Islamophobe," Ahmen recommended a petition of the Stationary of Council of Churches, The Interfaith Alliance and Holocaust Center against Geller, according to emails from the interfaith group posted on Geller's Atlas Shrugs blog.

In response to Ahmen's call for action, Tom Goodhue, the executive director of the Long Island Council of Churches, and Robert Nuxoll, of the Interfaith Alliance of Long Island and a member of The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Shelter Rock, equated Geller to a Nazi, according to a string of emails posted by Geller.

Ahmed told the Jewish Press, "Free speech is not absolute, and Geller’s speech is like yelling fire in a crowded theater – that is not protected."

Geller says Muslims and leftists are attempting to pressure Jews to come out against her.

"You never see Muslims protesting Islamic supremacists such as Imam Faisal Rauf or Reza Aslan," said Geller on her blog. "But there are always plenty of Jews protesting against defenders of Israel. I have never seen Muslims at pro-Israel rallies. I have seen plenty of Jews at anti-Israel rallies."

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Geller was an organizer and keynote speaker at the rally against the proposed "Ground Zero Mosque" on Sept. 11, 2011.

Geller claims on her blog that Ahmed is reportedly the uncle of Farhat “Daisy” Khan, the wife of the Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf, an Islamic supremacist behind the failed attempt to plant a 16-story victory mosque at Ground Zero who is using his political position to harass.

The Freedom Defense Initiative and Stop Islamization of America, co-founded by Geller, have been labeled as a hate groups by the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center.

The Great Neck Synagogue says its standing by the invitation of the synagogue's men's club for Geller to appear with Greg Buckley, Sr., father of U.S. Marine Cpl. Gregory Buckley Jr, who was killed by Jihadists.

Buckley Sr. is calling for swift justice for the murderers of his son and demanding prosecution on American soil as terrorists. 

The Marine Corps presented Geller with the flag flown on Sept. 11, 2011, over Camp Leatherneck, "amid the battlefields of Afghanistan during decisive operations against enemy forces in Helmand Province," according to Geller.

Geller's books include: "Freedom or Submission: On the Dangers of Islamic Extremism & American Complacency," "Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance" and "The Post-AmericanPresidency: The Obama Administration's War on America with Robert Spencer."

bob young March 31, 2013 at 02:02 PM
Do we pay these people on this "human rights commission?" If we do we need to abolish it immediately. Even if we dont we should abolish it anyway.
Archie Bunker April 01, 2013 at 01:56 AM
If you look at the names of the members of the commission, it leaves no doubt where they stand on this issue http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/HRC/Commissioners.html Certainly not a representation of the population of Great Neck
sadeto April 01, 2013 at 03:21 AM
Thanks for showing your true colors, racist bigot. When this society wishes to go back to relying on ignorance and insipid stereotyping as the basis for the expression of civil liberties, we'll give you a call. And why is this Patch article simply repeating Geller's bigoted attacks on Feisal Abdul Rauf, by calling him a "supremacist" and implying that he tried to "plant" a mosque near Ground Zero? Rauf is no "supremacist", he's spent a lot of time and effort promoting the positive role of Muslims in our society. And he never tried to "plant" a mosque, he ran a very successful mosque downtown and when it needed to expand, other members purchased the property and drew up plans openly and with the support of the community. He certainly doesn't deserve to have Geller's bigoted rants treated as newsworthy facts.
Artie Fischl April 01, 2013 at 10:15 AM
In 1871 Albert Pike (Freemason, Luciferian, Satanist Illuminati writer) envisioned three World Wars to be followed by an unparalleled economic disaster. Pike's plans have come to fruition, shockingly "on target." Who is Pike and perhaps more importantly who backed Pike? Albert Pike's letter to Mazzini, dated August 15, 1871: * "The First World War must be brought about in order to permit the Illuminati to overthrow the power of the Czars in Russia and of making that country a fortress of atheistic Communism. The divergences caused by the "agentur" (agents) of the Illuminati between the British and Germanic Empires will be used to foment this war. At the end of the war, Communism will be built and used in order to destroy the other governments and in order to weaken the religions." * "The Second World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences between the Fascists and the political Zionists. This war must be brought about so that Nazism is destroyed and that the political Zionism be strong enough to institute a sovereign state of Israel in Palestine. During the Second World War, International Communism must become strong enough in order to balance Christendom, which would be then restrained and held in check until the time when we would need it for the final social cataclysm."
Artie Fischl April 01, 2013 at 10:27 AM
* "The Third World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences caused by the "agentur" of the "Illuminati" between the political Zionists and the leaders of Islamic World. The war must be conducted in such a way that Islam (the Moslem Arabic World) and political Zionism (the State of Israel) mutually destroy each other. Geller is an agent provocateur, a professional racist fomenter. She may even be sincere--possible she is being used--this is often how they operate--and apparently it is easy to germinate seeds (of bigotry) in pliant soil
John April 01, 2013 at 11:59 AM
"showing your true colors" ... as are you. How quickly those who identify moslems as terrorists get labeled racists. The "religion of peace" has very thin skin. Yet Jews and Christians (and women and gays) must keep their mouths shut lest they insult islam. When was the last time a non-moslem decapitated, stoned to death, punitively amputated limbs, dragged a dead body through the streets or destroyed a place of worship? In your mind islam must be held blameless at all costs.
fred April 01, 2013 at 12:43 PM
Funny to read about people wanting to limit free speech the same day there is an article about an Egyptian comedian being arrested for insulting the country's leaders and Islam.
John April 01, 2013 at 02:10 PM
Yep, Geller is a real problem. She has the audacity to speak her mind. Tell me... has she called for any beheadings or burned any mosques? Those who oppose islam seem to be held to a different set of rules the "religion of peace".
Dan April 01, 2013 at 04:50 PM
"Ahmed told the Jewish Press, "Free speech is not absolute, and Geller’s speech is like yelling fire in a crowded theater – that is not protected."" It certainly is protected, and is nothing like yelling fire in a crowded theater. Wannabee censors can repeat this line until they're blue in the face, but those of us who believe in the First Amendment need to keep reminding them that it's wrong, both legally and morally. Attempts at censorship are always ugly, but when coming from a government official they're especially disgusting.
Repsac3 April 05, 2013 at 06:16 AM
Looks like some folks are confusing Geller's right to speak with her right to speak at that venue. I believe the woman is an awful bigot, and I would hope that those who invited her rethink their invitation. On the other hand, listening to her is probably the best way to find out what she's all about. The more sunshine, the better. If she does speak, I hope there will be reporters on hand inside, and protesters outside, as well.
Artie Fischl April 05, 2013 at 11:13 AM
John, it was Zionists that orchestrated and engineered the 9/11 false-flag--and it's cover story. Don't blame all Muslims for what a handful of them didn't do


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