Apr 15, 2013
Hundreds Hear Pamela Geller

With only few protesting, anti Sharia activist Pamela Geller spoke at Chabad of Great Neck in Long Island, NY. "We believe in free speech," stated Shliach Yoseph Geisinsky.

Rich Jacques reports in the GreatNeck.Patch.com

Hundreds turned out Sunday at Chabad of Great Neck to hear activist Pamela Geller voice her opinion.

Geller, who helped organize the rally against a prosed "Ground Zero" mosque in 2011, was welcomed by Chabad of Great Neck after a planned talk at Great Neck Synagogue was cancelled earlier in the week.

Chabad of Great Neck Rabbi Yoseph Geisinsky said he couldn't stay silent while "evil was acting" and invited Geller to present her talk: The Imposition of Sharia in America.

"We believe in free speech," said Geisinsky. "We cannot just stay silent, that's the reason we thought it was important."

Geller hailed the event a success.

"I'm thrilled that there' such a large turnout, said Geller after arriving in Great Neck. "That there are freedom lovers that are unafraid to stand up in spite of the campaign to defame smear and liable anyone that speaks to this message."

A Great Neck synagogue member spoke at the event in support of Geller's message.

"We don't attack a faith, said Jeff Wisenfled of the Great Neck Synagogue, who spoke at the event. "We attack a terribly dangerous minority within a faith that unfortunately that faith has not seemed fit to sufficiently address."

A slight police police presence was on hand, but little anti-Geller opposition could be found outside of the event.

One man, standing on East Shore Road nearby, handed out fliers accusing Geller of lying and spreading fear. The man, who identified himself as Muslim, said he wasn't against free speech but was against Geller speaking at a house of worship.

"She has a place on the street," he said.

Also speaking in Great Neck was Greg Buckley, Sr., whose 21-year-old son, Marine Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley was killed in August while serving in Afghanistan. Buckley Sr. is calling for justice in the murder of his son and is seeking prosecution on American soil.

After the Great Neck talk, Geller spoke at a demonstration in front of the Nassau Human Rights Commission in Mineola against, what she says, was a coordinated effort to have her silenced in Great Neck.

VIDEO: Speeches by Pamela Geller, David Yerushalmi, Greg Buckley, Dov Hikind



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Pamela Geller, flanked by Jeff Wiesenfeld (at left) who initiated the idea for her to speak in Great Neck, and Dr. Paul Brody (holding flags), who was one of the key organizers of the event
Pamela Geller, flanked by Jeff Wiesenfeld (at left) who initiated the idea for her to speak in Great Neck, and Dr. Paul Brody (holding flags), who was one of the key organizers of the event
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1
Mr. Buckley speech is heartbreaking
Really heartbreaking to listen to. There are so many good people out there, suffering and suffering because of evil.
(4/15/2013 2:18:22 PM)
2
Kol HaKavod Chabad of Great Neck
I'm thrilled you responded after GN Synagogue's shameful cowardice. I'm a huge fan of Ms. Geller and her incredible courage to stand up to the PC mainstream media forces that have conspired to bring her down. I'm proud of Chabad's courageous stand! It is exactly what the times we live in call for!
Robin Garbose
(4/15/2013 3:01:53 PM)
3
Geller fulfils an important function
in drawing attention to the danger. But she is also an anti-religious campaigner and a lot of the Moslem practises and beliefs that she condemns or ridicules are ones that we share. Any ban on those practises would affect us too.
(4/15/2013 5:48:23 PM)
4
to # 3
u have no idea what ur talking about i know her 1st hand and she is jewish and takes pride in her religion
(4/15/2013 7:40:21 PM)
5
rochel leah
we are all siting ducks because we are afraid to stand up for the truth because we are laking courage she is great
(4/15/2013 8:44:02 PM)
6
where's MCA?
Rabbi Osher Kravitsky????
(4/15/2013 9:35:47 PM)
7
AMAZING
THIS WAS TRULY AMAZING, AND YES, A HUGE YASHER KOACH TO RABBI GEIZINSKY FOR PULLING THIS OFF.
Yehudis E.
(4/15/2013 10:44:01 PM)
8
gershon in vegas
Why quote the Muslim saying Geller has "a place on the street"? His opinion is LESS THAN USELESS so why mention him here at all?
(4/15/2013 11:35:08 PM)
9
gershon in vegas
Dov Hikind is an EISH GADOL
(4/15/2013 11:36:10 PM)
10
moiredik
Absolutely moiredik!
(4/16/2013 12:42:59 AM)
11
To #4
I know exactly what I'm talking about. She does not take pride in her religion, she is constantly attacking Moslem beliefs and practices which are identical to ours. If she had her way, we would be banned just like them. Honor her for the good she does, but be careful of her too.
(4/16/2013 10:47:17 AM)
12
Woah!
Go chabad of great neck!!!
( ive been a part of it like all my life)

Great neck rox!!!
(4/16/2013 8:01:43 PM)
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