Activist Pamela Geller said news that she was the subject of a plot to behead her for her views by saying she ‘is the hunted one.’
In a CNN interview, she said ‘This is a showdown for American freedom. Will we stand against this savagery or bow down to them and silence ourselves?”
Boston police fatally shot Usaamah Abdullah Rahim for allegedly conspiring with another man to behead police officers and kill the Jewish-American activist Geller, the organizer of a Mohammed cartoon competition that was attacked in Texas, CNN reported Wednesday night.
“They targeted me for violating sharia blasphemy laws,” Geller said. “They mean to kill everyone who doesn’t do their bidding and abide by them voluntarily.”
Geller, whose American Freedom Defense Initiative frequently organizes provocative demonstrations against Islam, said she was not surprised to be targeted for harm.
“This is a war,” she said.
Communications between 26-year-old Usaamah Abdullah Rahim and David Wright indicated they had originally intended to travel to New York to kill Geller, but Rahim on Tuesday changed the plan and decided to go after police officers, according to court documents.
Rahim was shot to death in an attempt to attack a police officer with a knife. Wright has been arrested. A third suspect may be involved, CNN reported.
Geller is a prominent anti-jihadist activist whose group the American Freedom Defense Initiative sponsored a Draw Muhammad cartoon contest in Garland, Texas last month that was targeted by two radicalized Islamists. Both were shot dead outside the event.
The attacks won’t end with her or police officers, Geller said. “This is just the beginning. … Islamic terrorism is here. Now, will the media realize what’s at stake and that their heads are next? Or will they continue to target me because they hate my message of freedom?”
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