Category Archives: SPLC

June 25, 2017

Maajid Nawaz: I’m Suing the SPLC for Defamation for Putting Me on Anti-Muslim Extremist List (Video)

“You know who else lists heretics who are deemed to be speaking against the accepted custom within Muslim communities? The jihadists. We know what happens when you list heretics among Muslims in this way. They end up dead.” He added that groups like the SPLC are putting Muslim reformers in danger.

On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” author, columnist, and former Islamic extremist Maajid Nawaz announced a defamation lawsuit against the Southern Poverty Lawsuit Center for listing him as an anti-Muslim extremist.

Nawaz said he is “sick to death” of “well-meaning white men” liberals “who decide that I am saying the — what they don’t agree with, don’t allow for me to say about my own community, my own religious heritage. And as a result, listed me as an anti-Muslim extremist. So, I’m going to take them to court for defamation.”

Host Bill Maher told Nawaz he’d like to be part of the crowdfund of Nawaz’s lawsuit.

Nawaz added, “I’ve memorized half of the Koran. I’m a Muslim. I’m born and raised Muslim to a Muslim. I’ve learned classical Arabic and spent time in prison as a political prisoner for what I then thought was my religion. I’ve changed my views as to the interpretation of my religion, and along come these people…and decide that I don’t have the right to speak about my own heritage and critique it from within.”

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June 23, 2017

The Insidious Influence of the SPLC

Its branding of ‘hate groups’ and individuals is biased, sometimes false—and feeds polarization.

The Washington-based Family Research Council “advances faith, family and freedom in government and culture from a Christian worldview,” according to its profile on the website of GuideStar, the nation’s premier philanthropic rating agency. GuideStar gives the FRC a “silver” rating for demonstrating a “commitment to transparency.” But the top of the profile page also declares: “This organization was flagged as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.”

GuideStar announced this month that it would classify 46 nonprofits as hate groups based on the SPLC’s imprimatur. GuideStar CEO Jacob Harold told the Associated Press the move was justified by an increase in “hateful rhetoric” across the country.

Aided by a veneer of objectivity, the SPLC has for years served as the media’s expert witness for evaluating “extremism” and “hatred.” But while the SPLC rightly condemns groups like the Ku Klux Klan, Westboro Baptist Church and New Black Panther Party, it has managed to blur the lines, besmirching mainstream groups like the FRC, as well as people such as social scientist Charles Murray and Somali-born Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a critic of Islamic extremism.

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March 30, 2016

Lawmaker calls out Justice Department on far-left ally

‘Why are groups without hate crimes on a hate map?’

The influential chairman of a committee that oversees the Justice Department is calling out U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch for the department’s support for a far-left group that targets non-violent groups and conservative organizations and accuses them of hate crimes.

WND obtained a copy of a letter sent last week by Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., of the House Judiciary Committee to Lynch questioning her department’s support of the Southern Poverty Law Center, or SPLC, in which he asked:

“Given DOJ’s (Justice Department) public support for SPLC, does DOJ also support SPLC’s efforts to list non-violent groups that have no history of committing hate crimes on its hate map?”

To find out what prompted the letter, WND contacted a House Judiciary Comitttee aide, who explained:

“On an interactive ‘hate map’ maintained by the Southern Poverty Law Center, several mainstream conservative groups with no history of violence are being grouped with other organizations like the KKK that do have a history of violence.”

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February 17, 2016

Southern Poverty Law Center – Manufacturing Hate for Fun and Profit

The Southern Poverty Law Center, always seeming to hover in the shadows whenever honest citizens and organizations try to stand up for this country, is at it again. In addition to the usual suspects – which includes pretty much anyone who disagrees with the American radical Left – SPLC has been increasingly attacking people and groups who express concern about Islamic terrorism –adding them to SPLC’s infamous “Hate Watch” list.

This now includes the Washington, DC think tank, Center for Security Policy. Widely respected in defense circles, the Center has been warning us for years about the subversive tactics being employed by the Muslim Brotherhood and its proxies to destroy our nation from within. Its veteran analysts from the defense and intelligence community seek to warn the country of the existential threat we now face from Muslim terrorists.

People all over the world have witnessed the terrorists’ handiwork, and America is now undeniably in the cross hairs. Any organization purporting to defend civil rights would not blame, much less attack, Americans for being alarmed, and would be hard pressed to explain its criticism of the Center for Security Policy.

In fact it is difficult to imagine anyone in their right minds not being alarmed. The chart below uses a list compiled by the Heritage Foundation and traces terror plots in the U.S. since 9/11/01. It is easy to see that the trend has been increasing exponentially and in 2015 went off the charts. What will happen in 2016? Already 3 terror plots have been thwarted and the FBI has over 900 pending ISIS cases in all 50 states. With the attacks in France and America, and the violent Middle East migrant invasion of Europe, how could people not be concerned?

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November 6, 2015

Republicans finally learning not to apologize

Jack Cashill notes effectiveness of candidates fighting back at debate.

A headline on Wednesday’s Kansas City Star read as follows, “Kris Kobach rejects criticism for speaking at a ‘white nationalist’ conference.”

The charismatic Kansas secretary of state did more than “reject” criticism. He blasted its source, the Southern Poverty Law Center. The SPLC says “hateful, false things,” said Kobach, the nation’s leading legal authority on illegal immigration. “They’re unethical smear artists.”

Of course, they are. For years they have pretended to be otherwise because their targets – inevitably political conservatives – have not called them out. In the age of Trump, all this is changing.

In fact, the SPLC is just one of the many arms of what I describe in my book “Scarlet Letters” as progressive neo-puritanism, an unholy mingling of law and faux morality that mimics the polity of our early New England ancestors but without the mercy and without the grounding.

The SPLC tells donors of its dedication “to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society,” but that is just a ruse to empty the pockets of the useful idiots who keep the SPLC in business.

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June 25, 2015

Southern Poverty Law Center Creates Hit List of ‘Anti-Muslim’ Women

Anti-conservative “hate group watchdog” provides list of “hardline anti-Muslim” women in U.S.

In a new article titled “Women Against Islam,” anti-conservative “hate group watchdog” Southern Poverty Law Center provides a hit list of twelve women it says promote anti-Islamic messages. Among them are Ann Coulter, Pamela Geller, and Laura Ingraham.

In the introduction, the list’s authors, Mark Potok and Janet Smith, say that while the “radical right” has generally been “dominated by men,” some “hardline anti-Muslim women activists” are starting to play prominent roles in drumming up right-wing hatred:

The radical right, and more broadly the political right, has generally been dominated by men. And there are certainly plenty of men in the world of Muslim-bashing activism?—?men like Robert Spencer, Geller’s partner; David Yerushalmi, who has led the charge against an imaginary plot to impose Shariah religious law in the United States; and a crew of terrorism “experts” who see Islam as the enemy.

But the universe of American anti-Muslim activists is peculiarly dominated by women. They are a mixed bag of bloggers, politicos, authors, TV personalities, radio talk show hosts, and leaders of anti-Muslim organizations. Many of them have other windmills to tilt at, from gay rights to communism to President Obama, but most have increasingly focused on attacking Muslims. That has been even truer in recent months, in the wake of the horrific Islamist attacks on the Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris and the many barbaric murders carried out by the Islamic State.

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February 12, 2015

Ben Carson fires back after called a ‘hater’

Advocates ‘tolerance’ when added to ‘extremist-watch list’.

Dr. Ben Carson, the highly acclaimed brain surgeon and potential presidential candidate, is warning that America is approaching a point where “wrong is called right and right is called wrong.”

Carson was responding to the decision by the Southern Poverty Law Center, a well-funded civil-rights law firm known for its guilt-by-association tactics, to add him to its “extremist watch list.”

Carson said Monday the designation flips values upside down.

“When embracing traditional Christian values is equated to hatred, we are approaching the stage where wrong is called right and right is called wrong,” he said. “It is important for us to once again advocate true tolerance.

“That means being respectful of those with whom we disagree and allowing people to live according to their values without harassment. It is nothing but projectionism when some groups label those who disagree with them as haters.”

The “wrong is right” theme comes from the book of Isaiah: “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter.”

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December 4, 2014

Black Crime Claims Life of Apologist for Black Crime by Colin Flaherty

Ruenzel was writing about white privilege for the Southern Poverty Law Center as far back as 1997 — long before it became the rage at college campuses, newsrooms, churches, high schools and even grade schools.

David Ruenzel knew, better than most, about the white privilege that killed him.

As a writer for the Southern Poverty Law Center, one of this favorite topics was rooting out racism. And how white racism is permanent. White racism is everywhere. And white racism explains everything.

This mantra of the Critical Race Theory and the Southern Poverty Law Center applied to all white people because, even if they were not personally cracking the whips, or breaking the skulls, white people benefitted from a racist system that did all that — and a lot more.

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By the time of his death, Ruenzel had accumulated many of the trappings of the white privilege he exposed: The job. The home. The intact family. And most importantly in his case, white privilege endowed Ruenzel with an expectation of safety in the Oakland neighborhood where last week two black people are suspected of killing him.

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April 30, 2014

Internet in bull’s-eye for new ‘hate speech’ plan

Proposal would evaluate language, make ‘recommendations’.

It was the Southern Poverty Law Center that called the World Congress of Families, which promotes the “natural family,” an “anti-LGBT hate group.”

The same SPLC has blasted the Drudge Report for covering “black crime,” charging that the immensely popular Internet news aggregator “has been rife with what the online publisher calls ‘scary black people’ stories.”

Another prominent leader of a major online source, Breitbart Editor Ben Shapiro, also was targeted by SPLC over purported “hate.”

The site said Shapiro quoted FBI “hate crime statistics” to show there are about the “same number of attacks on Jews in this country as there are homosexuals.”

Joseph Farah, WND founder and CEO, long has been targeted by SPLC, which has described WND as “the conspiracist ‘news’ site.”

“Hate crimes” and “hate speech” have surged into the headlines this week as WND reported that if two Democratic lawmakers have their way, Barack Obama’s Justice Department soon will submit a report for action against any Internet sites, broadcast, cable television or radio shows determined to be advocating or encouraging “violent acts.”

That’s from the text of a new bill from Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y.

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April 23, 2014

SPLC Launches Hysterical Attack on Critics of UN Agenda 21

“Agenda 21, a nonbinding United Nations global sustainability plan signed by the United States more than 20 years ago, is being used by extremists and mainstream politicians to stoke fears and stifle rational policymaking across the country,” the SPLC claimed in a summary of its “Special Report” posted online. Of course, the scheme was not “signed by the United States,” much less ratified by the U.S. Senate as required; it was merely signed by then-President George H.W. Bush.

The self-styled “civil rights” organization Southern Poverty Law Center, which despite mounting controversy maintains some links to government agencies, released a bizarre and factually challenged screed attacking critics and opponents of the deeply controversial United Nations plot known as Agenda 21. Apparently unfamiliar with the definition of basic words such as “conspiracy” and “theory,” or with the UN plan itself, the SPLC also lashed out at “activist groups,” “mainstream politicians,” voters, “extremists,” and others who question or oppose the UN agenda for what it calls “sustainable development” in the United States.

In mid-April, the largely discredited group released a “Special Report” entitled “Agenda 21: The UN, Sustainability and Right-Wing Conspiracy Theory.” The document tries to link opposition to the international “sustainable-development” schemes to the so-called “right-wing.” However, even in Alabama, where the SPLC is based, that discredited talking point has been exposed as ridiculous. Consider, for example, the fact that every single member of the state legislature, including all Democrats, voted in 2012 for a law to protect private property by officially banning UN Agenda 21.

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