Pamela Geller was the organiser of the Draw Mohammed contest in Garland whom barbarians tried to shoot.
Blamed for having gunmen attack her, often by folk who wouldn’t otherwise countenance blaming a woman for being attacked, Pamela Geller points out to a CNN interviewer with more hair than sense that the very point of free speech is not to protect speech that is inoffensive, but speech that does offend somebody.
One key difference between civilised behaviour and barbarity however is the response to speech that offends. Taking a gun out is a sure sign you’re not on the right side if that divide. Defending those who do – or blaming those who do – is a telling sign you can’t even tell the divide exists.
[Hat tip Richard Wiig]