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Monday, June 25, 2018

The Southern Poverty Law Center isn't authoritative, it's garbage

Maajid Nawaz is a former extremist whose new role, speaking out against extremism, got him branded as an extremist by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The SPLC, which bracketed Nawaz with racists and anti-Islamic bigots, had to apologize, retract its publication, and pay Nawaz $3.4 million.

Yet when a major, well-respected magazine covered this story, here was its lead: “The Southern Poverty Law Center, the venerable civil-rights organization, has issued a formal apology to British political activist Maajid Nawaz….”

This reporting is part of the problem. The SPLC is not “venerable”; it is contemptible. It is not a “civil-rights organization”; it is a scam. Whatever its origins, the organization rotted to its core and has become a financial and ideological racket.

Its business model is to smear defenders of religious liberty or critics of radical Islam by lumping them with racist groups such as the Ku Klux Klan, and then to raise massive amounts of money fooling credulous liberals into fearing a massive, underground army of “hate groups.” This fraud helps real hate groups by sowing confusion, harms and endangers the innocent groups it targets, and makes many millions of dollars for the organization and its corrupt management.

Ken Silverstein, the liberal investigative journalist who probably has studied the SPLC more than anyone else, wrote in 2010, “I feel that the Law Center is essentially a fraud and that it has a habit of casually labeling organizations as ‘hate groups.’”

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Anonymous said...

I get it.

Some Christians groups don't want to be labeled as "hate groups" because they want to discriminate against gays, and hide it under the guise of religious liberty.

You see... if your religion says don't be gay, then YOU, get to not be gay. That is religious liberty. You don't get to foist your religion on anyone else. That is not religious liberty.

Unfortunately, if you act like a hate group, you will justly be labeled as one. Supporting and condoning discrimination and bigotry towards a protected class is defined as such, and correctly labeled as "hate group", that is just the way it is. It matters not if you don't like it, it is what you are.

Anonymous said...

So you feel the real truth!! The word of GOD Is irrelevant! And should be silenced? If thats whats happening here count me out. I am far from perfect but I strive to be more like Jesus then the current trend to be more like lucifer!!
The real truth here is the bible speaks and tells us the can deny it thats your choice but you wont drag me down with you.

Anonymous said...

12:42, you can't be helped.

To everyone else who is in doubt. browse their site for a story on a present day issue and send in a comment showing love and compassion for whatever conservative or religious group they are spewing their hate at and look for your comment the next day. You WILL get a message banning you from commenting there for LIFE!

For spreading love and compassion.

Just you try it.