This so-called “crisis” is being picked up and widely promoted by the FAKE NEWS media. BNI has been on the SPLC list of inner circle anti-Muslim hate “groups” for several years now. Wait’ll I tell Grumpy that she and I are now considered a “group.”
Frontpage Several individuals are listed as groups by SPLC, including the author of this article, Daniel Greenfield, Mohammed artist Bosch Fawstin as well as individual bloggers including Atlas Shrugs, Refugee Resettlement Watch, Bare Naked Islam and Citizen Warrior.
The SPLC climbs into bed with Muslim extremists and terrorists and it smears counterterrorism organizations. It helps terrorists target their critics. And it solicits money (over $300 million) through shameless lies.
Southern “Poverty” Law Center, with $300 million and offshore accounts and investments, still want your money.
By now, the Center now has sapped enough from a caring public that despite spending millions each year it had over $302,826,000 at the end of fiscal year 2014 as well as two buildings – known as the “poverty palaces” in Montgomery, Alabama – offshore accounts in the Cayman and Bermuda Islands, and investments in several foreign corporations and investment companies. As one article observed, it “is probably the richest poverty organization in the history of the world.”
Once the gold-standard of research in this realm, SPLC has steadily disintegrated over recent years into a repeatedly discredited, extremist group whose smears and bias are so incendiary, that it helped to inspire a domestic terrorist act.
SPLC classifies the the most deadly Islamist terror attack on U.S. soil since 9/11 — the June 12, 2016 Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando, FL, by a self-professed ISIS-supporting Muslim — as being among “radical-right terrorist plots, conspiracies and racist rampages”
SPLC publicly admits that it has not verified the allegations of “hate incidents” listed in its reports. Which means that some or many of these alleged incidents may, in fact, be part of the growing rash of fake hate crimes.
“Look out! It’s another fake Islamophobia crisis,” reports Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center.
“Huge Growth in Anti-Muslim Hate Groups During 2016: SPLC Report,” wails NBC News. “Watchdog: Number of anti-Muslim hate groups tripled since 2015,” FOX News bleats. ABC News vomits up this word salad. “Trump cited in report finding increase in US hate groups for 2nd year in a row.”
The SPLC stands for the Southern Poverty Law Center: an organization with slightly less credibility than Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, and without the academic degree in greasepaint.
And you won’t believe the shameless way the SPLC faked its latest Islamophobia crisis. The Southern Poverty Law Center’s latest “hate group” sightings claims that the “number of anti-Muslim hate groups increased almost three-fold in 2016.” That’s a lot of folds.
Aaccording to the Southern Poverty Law Center, anti-Muslim hate groups shot up from only 34 in 2015 to 101 in 2016. What could possibly account for that growth? Statistical fakery so fake that a Vegas bookie would weep.
President Trump is on the cover of the SPLC’s latest Intelligence Report: a misnomer of a title from an organization whose intelligence gathering led it to list a bar sign as a hate group. But there’s actually another phenomenon responsible for this startling rise reported by the SPLC.
The SPLC decided to count 45 chapters of Act for America as separate groups. How do you get a sudden rise from 34 to 101 hate groups? It helps to suddenly add 45 chapters of one group. Act for America isn’t a hate group. It’s also just as obviously not 45 groups. And it didn’t come into existence last year.
Act for America was only listed as one group in the 2015 list. It shot up to 45 now. The SPLC this year listed the Los Angeles chapter of Act for America as a separate group. But the chapter has been around for quite a few years.
Furthermore Act for America boasts not 45, but 1,000 chapters across the country. Why list just 45 of them? Look at it from the SPLC’s perspective. Next year, it can add 200 chapters and claim that anti-Muslim hate groups once again tripled. And then it can do the same thing again the year after that.
That way the Southern Poverty Law Center can keep manufacturing an imaginary Islamophobia crisis. The list has added Bosch Fawstin: an artist who was the target of the first ISIS terror attack in America during the assault on the Draw Mohammed cartoon contest. The SPLC announced that it was adding the Eisner nominated artist to its list of hate groups after he survived the attack by Muslim terrorists.
The SPLC’s actions were obscene. After the attack, Heidi Beirich, in charge of adding targets to the SPLC’s hate map, announced that she would be adding Bosch to the list because the Center now knows his location.
Indeed the SPLC makes a point of highlighting the locations of likely terrorist targets. And the Southern Poverty Law Center’s map of hate has been used by terrorists before. Floyd Lee Corkins opened fire at the headquarters of the Family Research Council. The conservative Christian organization had been targeted by Corkins because of its appearance on the SPLC’s list. The African-American building manager was forced to undergo painful surgeries because of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s hate list.
It doesn’t take much to be listed as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. You don’t need to be a group to be listed by the SPLC as a hate group. You don’t even need to have a pulse. Inanimate plastic signs can be listed too.
But there is one barrier to being listed as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center: Actually being a hate group.
No amount of overt anti-Semitism from designated terrorist group CAIR’s Nihad Awad would ever get the Islamist hate group listed as a hate group. Even CAIR’s flirtation with Neo-Nazis and Holocaust deniers can’t get it on the hate map. The SPLC collaborated with the Muslim Public Affairs Council despite its anti-Semitism.
Instead the SPLC lists counterterrorism organizations such as the Investigative Project on Terrorism, the Clarion Project and the David Horowitz Freedom Center which point out their terror ties as hate groups.