‘Pamela Geller: You Can’t Have A Christian Woman President’
In a recent interview with CNN, Pamela Geller, founder of the anti-Muslim group American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), said that President Donald Trump is a Christian.
“I think he’s a Christian,” Geller told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour.
“But the thing that bothers me most is that he doesn’t believe in Jesus Christ, and that’s why I’m not going to vote for him,” she added.
Geller also said that she would not be voting for Hillary Clinton, saying that she has no interest in electing her.
“Hillary Clinton is a liar, and I don’t care if you believe in her or not,” Gellers told Amanpour, calling Clinton a “terrorist” and saying she “would be the greatest president that the world has ever known.”
The former anti-Islamist blogger has a history of making incendiary statements, and in 2015 she said that her husband, David Horowitz, was the inspiration for the 1993 Oklahoma City bombing.
She also claimed that Hillary Clinton had committed treason by running as a Democrat.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) slammed Geller on Thursday, saying the comments were “dangerous” and “deplorable” and calling on her to retract them.
“The ADL condemns the hateful rhetoric and rhetoric that has been expressed by Pamela Geller in the past, and we strongly condemn any kind of hate speech that has any impact on anyone,” ADL President Jonathan Greenblatt said in a statement.
“It’s particularly troubling that she is using her position to promote a platform to promote her hateful agenda.”
Geller was one of the founders of the far-right, anti-Semitic, anti-‘Muslim’ American Freedom Action (AFAN) and a founding member of the National Alliance, a white supremacist group founded by Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke in the 1980s.
The ADL said that Geller has long promoted anti-Semitism and anti-Islamic hate and has also made statements that “further demonstrate her intent to promote hate and division within the United States.”
“She is one of America’s most prolific and prolific propagandists of hate,” the statement continued.
“Gellers views on women, immigrants, Muslims and others are abhorrent, and she has promoted anti Muslims and anti Muslim bigotry through her media platform and online.”
AFAI’s website lists Geller as one of its co-founders, along with her husband.
The organization has been a lightning rod for criticism since it was founded in 2013.
Gellering said in her 2016 book, “A Call to Action,” that she wanted to start a women’s militia to defend Western civilization against a growing threat of Islamization.
Gellar has also accused Muslim Americans of committing acts of terrorism, including the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013, the 2015 attack on the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., and the December 2015 shooting at the Sikh Temple in Wisconsin.