Guess Who the Southern Poverty Law Center Is Attacking Now?
If the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) thought it could use the Charleston tragedy to get back in the media’s good graces, they blew their chance.
The so-called “civil rights” group did worm its way into some stories on the race politics at work in South Carolina, but most people were too outraged by its latest “extremist list” to listen. In the three years since SPLC inspired Floyd Corkins to walk through our doors and shoot Leo Johnson, the organization’s intimidation of conservatives has only increased.
Despite its credibility problems (the DOD and FBI both distanced themselves from the SPLC after it was linked to domestic terrorism in federal court), the organization insists on recklessly labeling as haters people it disagrees with. And while fewer people take SPLC seriously after the shooting at FRC, there is no undoing the danger their targeting can cause.
This time around, the group has taken a break from its radical sexual agenda to put together a hit list of “the most hard-lined anti-Muslim women activists in the country” (all of whom just happen to be conservative).
Among others, the SPLC made the ridiculous decision to target women with enormous followings — like Ann Coulter, Brigitte Gabriel, and Laura Ingraham. You want to talk about a “war on women?” This is it! As I told Fox News’s Megyn Kelly last night, what legitimate civil rights group would try to intimidate and silence women?
That’s what organizations like the Taliban do! SPLC cares “not cares not at all about the safety of the people it condemns…” Megyn pointed out, “nor the truth.” And, as FRC knows all too well, this kind of hostile labeling carries tremendous risk. Not a day goes by that our staff doesn’t walk past the bullet holes that Floyd Corkins intended for them.
Now, after leading a gunman to our front doors, the SPLC has, as Judicial Watch put it, “assembled a starter kit for Islamists to attack American women.” What these 12 brave conservatives have in common is not that they’ve spoke out against Islam — but radical Islam.
And unfortunately for SPLC, most of the country agrees with them! As Ben Franklin wisely said, “Never argue with someone who buys ink by the barrel.” When SPLC starts picking a fight with popular media personalities (most of whom have large platforms to fire back), their days are numbered. Whatever scrap of credibility they had left will be destroyed by the majority of Americans who see these women as heroes — not haters.
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