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Parker: Speech abuse
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WASHINGTON -- The recent spectacle of Pamela Geller, the erstwhile journalist who organized a provocative Prophet Muhammad cartoon-drawing contest in Texas, gives pause to even the most passionate defenders of the First Amendment. Not since Westboro Baptist Church’s “God Hates Fags” message -- and Florida’s Quran-burning pastor Terry Jones -- has the principle of free speech been so sullied and abused. Waging a one-woman crusade against the Muslim world, Geller says she wanted to draw a line in the sand and demonstrate to terrorists, when it comes to free speech, America bows to no one.