The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is at it again. Its President Richard Cohen testified before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee about the threat of radical-right terrorism. The world has been recently jolted by widespread islamic jihadi attacks, racking up victims galore and this chump is talking about the radical right.
The Southern Poverty Law Center is also notorious for its defamation of those who resist jihad terror. As Robert Spencer has long indicated, Islamic supremacist and Leftist groups tend to equate resistance to jihad terror with “hate.”
Such thinking is inane at best, dangerous at worst in providing cover to jihadists; of which the latter threatens the survival of Western civilization given the virulent spread of militant jihadism globally. In the face of overwhelming evidence of this global scourge from which no infidel – including children — is exempt, it is inexcusable for Cohen to attempt to detract from the necessity to combat jihad terrorism by pointing his crooked finger at the so-called “radical right”, which thankfully has become a fringe movement. The West cannot afford to ignore the mammoth battle of Islamic jihad because of political correctness and false accusations of hatred against Muslims.
The Southern Poverty Law Center needs to be marginalized for its oft-used low tactic of defaming truth tellers (even inciting violence against them); for its anti-freedom drive against America; and for the dirt in its own backyard, as showcased in this Washington Times editorial, which shows it up as a money-making scam getting rich on the backs of poor black people:
Looks can be deceiving. The poverty law center, known by its initials SPLC, is actually a money-making scheme — some have called it a “scam” — of an Alabama lawyer who set out years ago to get rich on the backs of the poor and the duped…….
The lawyer, Morris Dees, once defended Ku Klux Klansmen accused of beating up a black reporter covering the Freedom Riders, later raised money for George Wallace and then for George McGovern, and one day had an epiphany, or at least a profitable idea….. Where he stood was a place where he could parlay the good will of the unsuspecting into great riches….
“Poverty” quickly became enormously profitable. He was soon collecting millions and paying himself a salary far in excess of those paid to the heads of such advocacy groups as the ACLU, the Children’s Defense Fund and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
The director of the Atlanta-based Southern Center for Human Rights, which defends poor defendants in death-penalty cases, once told Mr. Dees he was “a fraud and a con man”…
Read full report HERE.
“SPLC president urges Congress to not ignore terrorism from radical right,” Southern Poverty Law Center, June 28, 2016:
SPLC President Richard Cohen testified today about the threat of radical-right terrorism before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts.
He delivered the following oral remarks to the subcommittee chaired by Sen. Ted Cruz, in addition to written testimony:
Thank you, Senator Cruz, it’s good to see you again.
Our country faces threats of violent extremism from many sources.
The horrible massacre at the Orlando gay nightclub earlier this month by a gunmen pledging allegiance to ISIS is but the latest example.
A year ago this month, it was the massacre of black churchgoers at Charleston’s “Mother Emanuel” church by a white supremacist.
Two years ago this month, it was the murder of Las Vegas police officers by antigovernment zealots who had been at Cliven Bundy’s ranch.
I would not take issue with the Obama administration’s assessment that terrorism from those affiliated with or inspired by groups like ISIS “represent[s] the preeminent threat to our country.”
But I would point out that the threat of violent extremism from those blinded by racial hatred and rage at the government are serious ones as well.
And while I would not go so far at to say that our government has been willfully blind to these latter threats, I would say that the record shows that both Republican and Democratic administrations, as well as the Congress, have not always given these latter threats the attention they deserve.
The clearest example of this point comes from the history of the domestic terrorism task force the Justice Department established after the Oklahoma City bombing.
The task force was scheduled to have one of its regular monthly meetings on 9/11.
But not only was that meeting canceled, the task force didn’t meet again for 13 years as the threat associated with groups like al Qaeda came to dominate the government’s attention.
During this period, the number of hate and conspiracy-minded antigovernment groups skyrocketed, and the level of violence from the radical right increased by a factor of four.
President Obama has been a particular lightning rod for the radical right.
The day after he was first elected, Stormfront – the world’s leading new-Nazi website, whose members have committed numerous murders – reported that it was getting six times its normal traffic.
“There are a lot of angry white people looking for answers,” the site’s publisher, a former Klansmen, explained.
When DHS released a report in 2009 assessing the likely backlash to the election of our first black president, the reaction from groups like the American Legion and members of Congress was so fierce that the report was withdrawn and the DHS unit that produced the report was allowed to wither.
In 2014, the Justice Department finally revived its domestic terrorism task force after a white supremacist, Glenn Miller, killed three persons in Overland Park, Kansas, he thought were Jewish.
But still, there are indications that the threat of terrorism associated with groups like ISIS dominates the government’s thinking.
The Oklahoma City bombing was the first terrorist incident that President Obama mentioned in his speech at the White House Summit on Countering Violence in 2015.
But it was virtually the only mention of radical-right terrorism during the entire summit.