As you probably know, two gunmen attacked a “draw Mohammed” event in Garland, Texas last night. The event was sponsored by Pamela Geller’s American Freedom Defense Initiative, which awarded $10,000 to the best depiction of Mohammed. The gunmen were armed with semiautomatic rifles, but they didn’t get far: the event had security, and a Garland police officer armed only with a handgun killed them both. One security guard was wounded in the attack.
One of the gunmen has been identified as Elton Simpson, a “known wolf” convert to Islam who was convicted of lying to the FBI in January 2010. He was not jailed, apparently because, while there was evidence that he lied about his intention to travel to Somalia, there was no proof that his purpose was to join al Shabaab.
In the aftermath of the attack, Pamela Geller has come in for more criticism than those who tried to murder her. This morning, Alisyn Camerota interviewed Geller on CNN in a rather hostile manner. As usual, Pamela is her own best spokesman. Enjoy: