Pamela Gellers privatadresse i New York ble fredag outet i en twitter av en person med tilknytning til IS. Oppfordringen lød «Go Forth» – handle.
The personal address of an anti-Muslim activist was tweeted Friday from a Twitter account bearing the name of a man believed to be a British Islamic State jihadist kingpin. The tweet about Pamela Geller, who heads a group called the American Freedom Defense Initiative, came just hours after a third man connected to a plot to kill her and murder Boston police was arrested.
«#GoForth,» the Tweet urged via a hashtag after revealing Geller’s New York City address, apartment number and all. The Twitter account that sent out the address has since been suspended.
Geller og hennes Defence of Freedom Initiative, arrangerte Muhammed-karikaturkonkurransen i Garland, Texas, sist måned. To jihadister som forsøkte å angripe konferansen ble drept av politiet.
Nå har en ny person plukket opp hansken og vil arrangere en tilsvarende konkurranse. Jerry DeLemus mener ytringsfriheten er for mye verdt til at man kan bøye seg for trusler.
In spite of that shooting, a man in New Hampshire was planning another «draw Muhammad» event,according to Seacoast Online. Jerry DeLemus, a resident of Rochester, New Hampshire, plans to hold the contest in spite of the shooting. The event is expected to take place later this year. «I’m not worried about taking a risk,» DeLemus said Thursday. «It’s more important to defend our way of life in this country, our constitutional rights, for everybody,» he said.
DeLemus recognizes that the event could be offensive and blasphemous to Muslims but is unconcerned. He has said that the need to protect and defend free speech rights is more important than the risk associated with another draw Muhammad event.