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Greta Van Susteren Chastises Muhammad Cartoon Contest Organizers for 'Recklessly Luring' Police Into Danger


"We're lucky no police officer lost his of her life."

Pamela Geller (Photo Credit: Pamela Geller)

Greta Van Susteren chastised Pamela Geller of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, the group that organized the Muhammad cartoon contest at the center of Sunday night's shooting in Garland, Texas, for putting police officers' lives at risk.

Van Susteren, who defended citizens' First Amendment right to free speech, added a caveat that exercising this right "includes using good judgement" — something that she felt Geller and her group failed to do when they organized the contest.

"Do not recklessly lure [police] into danger," Van Susteren said. "And that's what happened in … Texas at the Muhammad cartoon contest."

The Fox News host argued that there's a difference between a person putting himself or herself at risk for the sake of free speech — and choosing to also put others in danger.

"It is one thing for someone to stand up for the First Amendment and put his own you know what on the line, but here, those insisting they were defending the First Amendment were knowingly putting others' lives on the line — the police," Van Susteren said. "Everyone knew this event would unglue some who would become violent, and the police had no choice but to do their jobs and be there to protect against violence."

She proceeded to argue that it was unfair to put cops in danger.

"We're lucky no police officer lost his of her life," Van Susteren concluded.

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(H/T: Mediaite)

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