This is perhaps the most bizarre logic I've ever seen.
Ms Geller had a gathering devoted to drawing the prophet Muhammed because it's highly offensive to Muslims and has provoked violent reactions in other countries. You in turn make the claim that saying she is at least partially culpable for the shooting which happened is analogous to a women wearing a skirt asking to be raped. But not because they're factually related. They're analogous because a muslim cleric said that women who don't wear modest clothes are asking to be raped and (assumingly) muslims attacked Ms Geller's gathering.
That's not how analogies work. The Tortoise and the Hare and the Fox and the Hare aren't analogous because they both contain a hare.
Until these extremists got some guns and decided to try to kill people, they were worth something to somebody. As far as I know they were American citizens, welcome in America like anyone else. But they were also heading down a sad and lonely road of anger and grievance, caused by whatever material they were feeding themselves with - perhaps hate preacher stuff. Behind that may have been a story of identity problems, family problems, religious indoctrination and desperation to belong and be valued. Their Muslim faith and cultural background will have given them especially big problems in in terms of integrating happily into any Western society (was one a convert? If so, comparable problems).
I wouldn't know how to reach such people but if they are to continue to be welcome in the USA, then hopefully some good people - Muslims and non - should try and be supported in such a difficult task. In England, the problems are similar but Muslim ghettoes are widespread, numbers larger and the social cohesion of the white English population seems to be weaker than in Texas. I'm learning about the issues in my city from chatting with a client of mine of Somali origin, who lives in a ghetto. The future looks bad for us on this issue, in my opinion. But in the USA, the scale of the problem seems to be more containable, at least at the moment. Perhaps Americans will baulk at making a special case for Muslims but really they are a special case, and not many people could have imagined it.
Now I see that Muslims in Texas are fearful of a backlash and many Texan politicians are making gestures to show their disapproval of Islam. There are 200,000 Muslims in Texas alone so potential for many more problems in the future. Texas Muslims fear for safety after Iraqi man shot dead in Dallas attack | US news | The Guardian
Benghazi was a terrorist attack on US soil, and NOTHING was done about it. But, we have to see the government 'shut down' a few times to be reminded that the reeal "enemies" are Americans, members of congress in fact.
Terrorists walk free, but Republicans must be demonized. You would think aliens had come
"Small people talk about people, average people talk about events, great people talk about ideas" Eleanor Roosevelt
They're not analogous, nor do they become so because there are bigoted Muslim clerics. Women don't dress up for the sole purpose of taunting potential rapists. Their choice of clothing doesn’t' change depending on if they'll be seen by potential rapists. Ms Geller on the other hand WAS taunting Muslims. The sole purpose to holding and publicising the event was to make sure that Muslims KNEW she was offending them. Texas is 0.7% muslim, you have to try pretty hard to make sure they notice.
Please don't try to conflate the intentional and hateful actions of Ms Geller with how a rape victim chooses to dress. And what is it with you hard core conservatives and rape?????
Digging through the last several pages of the thread, it seems that several conservatives seem to believe that defending Geller's right to free speech entails condoning or refraining from criticizing her hateful rhetoric. Somehow, in this alternate universe, pointing out that she's a hateful bigot (even while pointing out she has the right to be) means liberals are "against free speech."
Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.