Lawsuit filed: has the Southern Poverty Law Center become its own hate group?
A British politician is suing the Southern Poverty Law Center for unfairly targeting moderate organizations such as the Quilliam foundation, which seek to change extremist narratives and advocate for human rights. Critics contend the Southern Poverty Law Center has become an extremist organization in its own way.
Maajid Nawaz has joined Christians in suing the organization for unfairly targeting them as extremists.
LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) -- Muslim reformer and British politician, Maajid Nawaz, is suing the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) for defamation after that organization listed his organization, the Quilliam as an extremist organization.
Quilliam is dedicated to changing extremist Islamic narratives and fighting back against militant Islam.
The SPLC made its reputation, and fortune, slaying the Klu Klux Klan in legal battles. Since those victories, the SPLC has gone on to advocate for social justice by alerting the media to other extremist organizations, such as Neo Nazi groups. However, critics contend the SPLC has itself become a liberal hate group, targeting Christians, conservatives, and even some liberal groups.
Nawaz explained in a video on his website, "The SPLC, who made their money suing the KKK, were set up to defend people like me, but now they've become the monster that they claimed they wanted to defeat. They have named me, alongside Ayaan Hirsi Ali, on a list of 'Anti-Muslim Extremists.'"
The SPLC publishes a list of hate groups, and this list is often consulted by other organizations and used as justification to evict organizations from spaces on the web. In 2012, a charity rating website used the SPLC's list to label some charities as hate groups. This labeling inspired a terrorist attack on the Family Research Council's headquarters in which one person was wounded in 2012.
And organization can make the SPLC's list be being what they decree, "anti-gay." Or in Quilliam's case, "anti-Islamic."
Yet, Quilliam is not anti-Islamic, it is anti-Islamic extremism, which makes the case so bizarre.
Except it isn't bizarre at all. The SPLC is opposed to conservatism and has overstepped its bounds as a neutral assessor of hate groups. Now, it wants to label as offensive any organization that does not fit into its liberal-leftist worldview.
It's one thing to label racists as motivated by hate. It's another thing to label organizations that are focused on charity and peace because they criticize a virulent strain of Islam.
And why is Islam off limits? Why doesn't the SPLC label anti-Christian organizations as well? Why not label churches that are Anti-Catholic?
The SPLC is an arm of the radical left in America and it will continue to serve that end by attacking conservative groups. Once again, the left shows us that tolerance and inclusiveness includes only those groups that share the leftist ideals.
How long before being a conservative, and being a Christian will be considered a hate crime in the eyes of the SPLC?
Copyright 2018 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK
Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for APRIL 2018
For those who have Responsibility in Economic Matters. That economists may have the courage to reject any economy of exclusion and know how to open new paths.
When Barronelle Stutzman took a stand for her Christian beliefs nearly five years ago, she never imagined that she would eventually be ... continue reading
A tragic, freak accident has cost the life of an Albuquerque woman on board a Southwest Airlines flight from New York to Dallas. LOS ... continue reading
Former First Lady, Barbara Bush is about to end her life on comfort care, after choosing to forgo future medical care. Is it acceptable for ... continue reading
Bishops in both the US and Mexico have criticized the Trump administration's plan to send National Guard troops to the southern border of ... continue reading
His doubts healed the wounds of our own disbelief. They also open up - for all who look with the eyes of faith - a deeper ... continue reading
by Catholic Online
- Has California just voted to ban the BIBLE? HD Video
- Daily Reading for Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 HD Video
- St. Anselm: Saint of the Day for Saturday, April 21, 2018
- California bill that could BAN THE BIBLE advances
- Death threats for opposing gay marriage? Florist appeals to Supreme Court
- Daily Readings for Saturday, April 21, 2018
- Five things Catholics can do to promote international religious freedom
- Global Warming threatening Europe with colder weather HD
- The Memorare HD
- God Alone Suffices HD
- Daily Reading for Saturday, April 21st, 2018 HD
Learn about Catholic world
Inform - Inspire - Ignite
Catholic Online Saints
Your saints explained
Catholic Online Prayers
Prayers for every need
Catholic Online Bible
Complete bible online
Catholic Online News
Your news Catholic eye
Today's bible reading
Products and services we offer
Catholic Online Shopping
Catholic medals, gifts & books
The California Network
Inspiring streaming service
Learn the Catholic way
Teacher lesson plans & resources
Support Free Education
Tax deductible support Free education