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The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Perfect Storm

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

The Southern Poverty Law Center, founded by a lawyer who had formerly defended a violent racist who beat a Freedom Rider on behalf of the KKK, has a swollen bank account but is headed for a reckoning.

Like 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.

Any relationship between the SPLC and the FBI is deeply shocking as the FBI’s Washington D.C. headquarters is only a few blocks away from the offices of the Family Research Council, where Floyd Corkins, an SPLC-inspired terrorist, opened fire, shooting Leo Johnson, the building’s African-American building manager.

“Southern Poverty Law lists anti-gay groups. I found them online,” Corkins confessed to the FBI.

The FBI knew that the SPLC’s maliciously misleading list of hate groups had inspired a terrorist, and still maintained a relationship with the organization. And in response to Sessions’ condemnation, the SPLC doubled down on its hate, attacking the FRC once again, while showing no remorse for the shooting.

Unlike the Southern Poverty Law Center, the FRC and the ADF have never inspired a domestic terrorist. But the FBI used the SPLC as a source of information on domestic extremism while ignoring the complaints of its victims. The SPLC is far better known for its rankings, its lists of hate groups and its map, which has terrorized municipalities across the United States that fear being falsely linked to hate.

That’s what happened to Amana, Iowa. The small villages ended upon the SPLC’s hate map because someone online had once proposed holding a neo-Nazi book club meeting there.

But now the terror is fading as the people and organizations smeared by SPLC begin to fight back.

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.

The SPLC named me as a hate group. Even though I’m an individual. But I wasn’t alone. It named a number of other individuals, including ex-Muslim artist Bosch Fawstin, who had been a target of the first ISIS attack carried out in this country. It was bad enough that the SPLC routinely misdefined “hate,” but it had somehow also managed to misdefine “group.” Also on its list of hate groups was a sign outside a bar on K-Mart Plaza in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

Read the full story from Front Page Mag

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