Thanks for sharing your opinion, but I don’t agree.
The SPLC listing of Geller makes many incorrect statements. It clearly states the Geller said “Obama is Malcolm X’s love child.” I looked this up to determine the veracity of your claims, and found (in about 10 seconds) that it is not accurate. The SPLC may be a good organization fighting for justice, but if I can find in a few seconds online that the information they have on Geller is wrong, then they lose credibility on this issue with me. Geller clearly denies this claim and explains why it has been inaccurately attributed to her.
So, again, let’s deal with facts, not someone’s opinion on facts (which are false).
As for winning awards and supporting Israel, these do not prove someone is part of a hate group. Neocons are, in my view, Americans who support a view of expanded US power based on cold calculations. Rather than being fueled by hatred, they have a lack of emotion, other than a desire for power. The Neocons and those before them were just as likely to support Arab and Muslim regimes and not support Israel in the past when it suited the goal of U.S. geopolitical power (look at the Suez Crisis).
So, please do not make this personal and attack me for my opinion and tell me that I am “pretending” something. I am trying to learn the truth, and hopefully so are you.
Again, show me a statement from the AFDI that is hateful. Saying that violent acts of terror are bad does not, in my view, constitute hateful speech.
And in this specific incident, holding a contest about cartoons was not hateful, but attempting mass murder was very, very wrong, very brutal, and very hateful.