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Pamela Geller fires back at latest, most disturbing ISIS threat: 'I will not be Intimidated into silence'

This is a rush transcript from "On the Record," June 16, 2015. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: In Arizona, a federal grand jury indicting a Phoenix area man with plotting an attack on a cartoon contest featuring pictures of the Prophet Muhammad. Last month, police shooting and killing the Phoenix man's accomplices, two terrorists who opened fire outside the event. And now, terrifying new threats against the organizer of the Draw Muhammad Contest. A Twitter account linked to ISIS tweeting Pamela Geller's home address, using the hashtag, #GoForth. 

Pamela Geller joins us. Good evening.

PAMELA GELLER, ACTIVIST WHO ORGANIZED CONTROVERSIAL CARTOON CONTEST: Good evening, Greta.

VAN SUSTEREN: Ok, I must admit if an ISIS-related account issued a tweet like that with my address and go forth, I would be extremely apprehensive.

GELLER: Well, I'm deeply concerned and I've made additional security arrangements, of course. But I will not be intimated into silence.

VAN SUSTEREN: What do you know about this Twitter account?

GELLER: Well, it's a British Jihadist. But there have been a number of subsequent tweets, many in Arabic calling for my death.

VAN SUSTEREN: And is this common for you?

GELLER: Well, it certainly been ramped up. And particularly in light of -- in the past four weeks, we have seen not one but two deadly assassination attempts. Because I'm violating the blasphemy laws under the Sharia, and Islamic Jihadists wish to kill me to set an example, that if Americans do not submit to the blasphemy laws under the Sharia, they too will be targeted for death. This is not about me. This is about standing up for freedom and the First Amendment.

VAN SUSTEREN: Well, it is actually probably likely to be about you. You are going to live with armed guards the rest of your life. I mean this really is about you. Because I don't see any sort of back -- no one backs off on this, at least so far.

GELLER: Well, I'm certainly not going to back off. This is elemental. The First Amendment is actually an anti-blasphemy law. Our founders were fleeing religious persecution. And so this is elemental, this is the corner stone of this democracy. And it won't end with the First Amendment. There is a long list of demands that Jihadists have. This is the line in the sand. This is where we must take a stand. And if you look at all the comments in many of these articles, even on notoriously left wing sites, the majority of the American people stand with me, because if you can not speak critically of a particular group, then they will rule you unopposed. And I don't believe that Americans stand for that, Greta.

VAN SUSTEREN: All right. How did you hear about this? Is the FBI monitoring this and telling you about these tweets from these ISIS accounts or are you finding them yourself?

GELLER: Well, the FBI did alert me. And then, of course, readers, and other Twitter followers started to send me these tweets.

VAN SUSTEREN: And it actually has your address on it?

GELLER: Yes. Yes. They want to kill me. They want to kill anyone who does not submit to the Sharia. And this is why Americans must stand up. And I have no intention of backing down. I will not be intimidated into silence. Look, I don't want to die, but I will not live as a slave.

VAN SUSTEREN: Pamela, thank you for joining us and good luck and I wish you safety.

GELLER: Thank you for having me, Greta.