The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Perfect Storm

Article author: 
Daniel Greenfield
Article publisher: 
FrontPage Mag
Article date: 
22 August 2018
Article category: 
National News
Article Body: 

The nation’s longest running civil rights mail order scam has almost $450 million in assets. ...

ike most big scams, the SPLC is a victim of its own success. The Klan, which its founder had once helped before launching a lucrative career of fighting it, is irrelevant. And the SPLC’s efforts to expand into fighting the Christian groups it deems “homophobes” and critics of Islamists whom it accuses of “Islamophobia” have begun to backfire on the venerable civil rights mail order scam organization.
“We will not partner with groups that unfairly defame Americans for standing up for the Constitution or their faith,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions told attendees at the Alliance Defending Freedom's Summit on Religious Liberty. 
Those remarks came in response to revelations of a relationship between the FBI and the SPLC....
The SPLC’s sloppiness proved to be its undoing. As the organization tried to expand beyond its core Klan portfolio, it left its area of competence. Fighting “Islamophobia” was a growth industry and the SPLC jumped on board without caring about the details. Its already habitual sloppiness quickly hit new lows....
And the SPLC may have outsourced its anti-Muslim list to an organization employing a CAIR figure.  ...
 The SPLC may have $450 million in assets, but it’s going to need it because the organizations intend to launch as many as 60 lawsuits against the civil rights mail order scam group across the country. The organizations will include the ADF and many others, which will sue the SPLC individually, forcing it to respond to every single lawsuit. 
And the SPLC is clearly rattled....
 As SPLC’s Mark Potok had said, its blacklists have “nothing to do with criminality or violence or any kind of guess we’re making about ‘this group could be dangerous.’ It’s strictly ideological.’”
"We're not trying to change anybody's mind. We're trying to wreck the groups. We're trying to destroy them," he had said....


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