We all know Pam Geller’s intentions were not good when she scheduled her now infamous draw Mohammed contest there in Garland, Texas. She was trying to make trouble. If someone had not managed to attempt to slaughter the not-so-innocent, she would have been disappointed. Fortunately, for her evil met her challenge, and two men died. Let’s be honest here, these were not good men. Their intentions were evil. But – she gave them an opportunity to act out their evil deeds.
Fortunately, the cops caught them, before they had a chance to harm anyone other than shooting a security guard in the foot. But, what if they had arrived on site just fifteen minutes later, when the cops were starting to leave? Who knows how many lives would have been lost.
If this had happened, who would have been the most guilty, the guys who wanted to be terrorists or Pam Geller for inciting them? Frankly, I think both parties would have been equally guilty, but Pam Geller would have been celebrated as either a martyr for the cause or a heroine. No one have dared mention that she was culpable, but she was – almost.
When is it evil for someone to thumb their nose at evil and incite evil to act and to harm? Isn’t the person doing the inciting just as culpable as those who are acting upon their evil intentions? Frankly, I happen to think that those who incite violence are just as culpable, morally as those who carry out that violence.