Pamela Geller spoke at an event in Stockholm, Sweden on 8/4/12 to bring attention to the global loss of freedom of speech and the rise of Islamic jihad. Following includes 2 commenters from Sweden, also an AP photo of a policeman in Stockholm knocked to the ground by leftist protesters trying to break through the barricades and disrupt Pamela's event. One Swedish commenter notes local terror group AFA was there filming everyone who attended the event serving as a deterrent for anyone who wanted to continue to live and work in Sweden. Islam isn't a race but Reuters calls Pamela racist:
8/5/12, "Anna Ringstrom of Reuters: Freedom Equals Racism," Pamela Geller, Atlas Shrugs
"First of all, we were "outnumbered" because we had to conduct our rally surrounded by police vans and police in riot gear -- not because we were violent, but because of the bloodthirsty leftist hoodlums who were screaming their bloodlust and doing everything they could to break through the police lines and do physical harm to the freedom fighters present. Many people told us they were afraid to come, or they'd get fired if they came. Some told us afterward that they wanted to come but couldn't get through the leftist hooligans and the police. So then Reuters reports this as our rally being "outnumbered" -- as if there was simply no interest."...
Among commenters from Sweden, Mimi detailed that police wouldn't allow anyone through, many were turned away:
Commenter Mimi from Sweden:
8/5/12, "Pamela Geller: "Nonetheless, several hundred people braved the Leftist thugs and the police barricades, and joined us..."
I'll repeat the comment I made after the Saturday entry. It was not the question of "braving." The meeting was closed off. Completely closed off by the police barricades. I spoke to a couple of policemen and they told me quite resolutely that one could not get to the place. People were being turned away.
Pamela, I am surprised that you haven't made this point. Maybe you are not aware of it. I am also surprised that I am the only person commenting on this. This ended up being a closed meeting. There would have been more than several hundred people if the police did not officially block all the roads."
Commenter 'Sad Swede' from Sweden wanted to be part of Pamela's event, but dared not for fear of being fired and losing his/her friends. Swedish terror group AFA was there videotaping and the commenter knew his/her face would be plastered all over Sweden if seen at Pamela's event:
Commenter Sad Swede:
8/5/12, "I am sorry to say I was one of those who didn't dare to cross the police line and join up with you. I was standing on the edge facing the huge glass hotel, the very same side from where the anti(!?)-fascist a few times tried to brake the police line. The reason i didn't dare is as simple as it is scary. The AFA*** had representatives standing at the press section where only asserted members of the press was aloud. To walk all the way up to you i would have to walk past them. They where carefully videotaping every person walking up to you guys. Stockholm is a small city and had I joined you my face would have been on their blogs the same day and a few days later i would have no friends left and would risk loosing my job (I am a private tutor in mathematics in which i am studying for masters degree at the moment).
I am a big fan of you and Mr Spencer and I had looked forward to this event since i first heard of it and hoped to maybe exchange a few words with you and Mr Spencer. I am so sorry that I chickened out but this is what Sweden has become. Yesterday I said goodnight to democracy in my homeland. There is nothing left here for me now. When I have my degree I hope to move to the USA which I have grown to love as if it was my own country."
"A sad Swede"
***Ed. note: 'AFA in Sweden' appears to be a violent local terror group that can't tolerate free speech:
"The AFA Attacks, "I reported earlier today on Antifascistisk Aktion, the left-wing goon squad that violently intimidates politically incorrect people in Sweden."
Leftists opposing Pamela's free speech in Sweden knocked a policeman to the ground:
8/4/12, "Violence erupts at anti-Islam protest in Sweden," Missoulian
"Swedish riot police detain a man during an anti-Islam demonstration in central Stockholm Saturday Aug. 4, 2012. Activists protesting an anti-Islam demonstration in downtown Stockholm attacked police in an attempt to break through a police line and get at the rival meeting, police said Saturday. Spokesman Kjell Lendgren said some 400 leftists had gathered to heckle the approximate 100 anti-Islam demonstrators, who were rallying to bring attention to what they perceive is the Islamization of Europe." ap photo
Swedish terror group AFA burned down a house in Sweden in 2005:
12/24/05, "AFA Press statement: We burned down the Nazi farm," balder.org (scroll down for English translation)
"At Christmas evening a group from AFA went out to burn down the headquarters of the Swedish National Socialist Front in Traavad outside Vara after a period of observation. The building is owned by the well known Nazi Curt Linusson, but is used by the [Swedish] National Socialist Front [NSF], which uses the buildings for white power concerts, meetings and as a place to live for Nazis....Since the City of Vara did not succeed in getting rid of the Nazi's we, AFA chose to stop NSF's continuing activities on the farm."
"Note: Balder.org is a Danish site, the arson attack happened in Sweden."
"The statement by AFA to the right [above] was printed by Swedish mainstream newspapers like Göteborgs Tidningar. The Swedish media were in fact messenger boys for the left wing thugs, who just gave them their "press anouncement". And printed it according to their wishes. The Swedish police showed it's 'neutrality', by suggesting that 'the nazi's might have set their property to fire themselves'. Strangely enough this instance of political violence was not reported in the Danish media who have a habit of protecting left wing extremist scum."
Ed. note: Given enough time you can get people to believe anything. 82% of Pakistanis believe you should be stoned to death for adultery:
"Pew Global Attitudes Project" conducted 4/12/10-5/7/10, released 12/2/10
8/4/12, "Sweden "counter-jihad" rally outnumbered by anti-racists," reuters, Anna Ringstrom, via swissinfor.ch
Free speech is "racist" to Reuters. But knocking down policemen is fine.