Pamela Geller, American political activist and commentator

Pamela Geller (born June 14, 1958) is an American political activist and commentator. She is known for her anti-Islamic writings, opposition to the proposed construction of an Islamic community center near the former site of the World Trade Center, and sponsorship of the “Draw the Prophet” cartoon contest in Garland, Texas. She says her blogging and campaigns in the United States are against what she terms “creeping Sharia” in the country. Multiple groups have described Geller as Islamophobic.

She is currently the president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative which she co-founded with Robert Spencer. The American Freedom Defense Initiative has been designated an anti-Muslim hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The British government barred Geller’s entry into the UK in 2013 saying her presence would “not be conducive to the public good.” She and Spencer co-authored the book The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America in 2010.


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