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Frank Gaffney Accuses the SPLC of Endorsing ‘Anti-Semitism and Hatemongering’

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Frank Gaffney Accuses the SPLC of Endorsing ‘Anti-Semitism and Hatemongering’

by Brian Tarshman (RightWingWatch)

Anti-Muslim activist and conspiracy theorist Frank Gaffney of the Center for Security Policy is joining other conservatives in blasting the Southern Poverty Law Center, and last week on Secure Freedom Radio told CSP’s Fred Grandy that the group is “in the service of people who are really the perpetrators of the worst of the anti-Semitism and hatemongering” by opposing anti-gay and anti-Muslim hate groups. Grandy even said that the group is a “decidedly an anti-Semitic organization” because it calls out the extremist views of Daniel Pipes and David Horowitz.

Listen:

Grandy: The Southern Poverty Law Center, which at least generations ago had a very pristine reputation when we were still fighting the civil rights battle, but now they’ve sunk to a new low and of course one of their partners in this effort right now is the Muslim Public Affairs Council with whom they have conspired to create what is not just I think a coalition of hate crimes centered on organizations like the Family Research Center [sic] because of their support of traditional marriage but this has now become decidedly an anti-Semitic organization as well, tearing into Daniel Pipes at the Middle Eastern Forum or David Horowitz at his Freedom Center and of course we’re part of that mix as well. Interestingly enough Frank, when they were having this conversation on the phone, this conference call about hate crimes the night after the shooting at the Family Research Center [sic] no mention of that hate crime was even brought up.

Gaffney: This is a really extraordinary thing, as you say the Southern Poverty Law Center has fallen dramatically from its past and is now in the service of people who are really the perpetrators of the worst of the anti-Semitism and hatemongering and so on.

Today in the Washington Times, Gaffney said that “the SPLC is hanging out with today’s counterpart to the KKK and the pre-eminent threat to civil rights” and aiding the advancement of Sharia law. “If you lawfully object to, say, the erosion of traditional marriage or open borders, you stand to be condemned by the SPLC as a hater,” Gaffney said. “It seems that if you are militantly in favor of the radical homosexual agenda or racist groups such as La Raza, however, you get a pass from that organization.”

Last week’s near-massacre at the Family Research Council (FRC) put into sharp relief a curious fact: The people most aggressively denouncing others for their “hatemongering” sure are engaging in a lot of it themselves, with dangerous and potentially lethal repercussions.

Take, for example, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). Back in the heyday of the civil rights movement, the SPLC helped counter the Ku Klux Klan and other racists and anti-Semites. At the moment, though, the SPLC is hanging out with today’s counterpart to the KKK and the pre-eminent threat to civil rights — especially those of women — in America: Islamists bent on insinuating here their anti-constitutional, misogynistic and supremacist doctrine known as Shariah.

A case in point occurred Wednesday night, just hours after a gunman named Floyd Lee Corkins entered the headquarters of the FRC. Mr. Corkins apparently was bent on killing as many of the center’s employees as possible, perhaps because of the social conservative group’s listing (along with this columnist and a number of others) earlier this year by the SPLC as among the worst hate groups and bigots in America.

It turns out that, as with the Family Research Council, what seems to qualify one for smearing by the Southern Poverty Law Center is disagreement with its political agenda. If you lawfully object to, say, the erosion of traditional marriage or open borders, you stand to be condemned by the SPLC as a hater. It seems that if you are militantly in favor of the radical homosexual agenda or racist groups such as La Raza, however, you get a pass from that organization.

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9 Comments »

  1. The SPLC is the REAL hate group. They hate Jews, Christians, military veterans, and critics of suicide bombings.

  2. The term hate group is maybe too loose and should be refined. The SPLC isn’t above criticism. It’s a finger pointing group.

  3. They also hate the tooth fairy Easter bunny and Santa Claus

  4. don’t know if i would call it hate. but this guy certainly doesn’t like them.

    “do not help one another in sin and transgression” funny. his website is in english, amoung other languages. i wonder if this guy would be considered a western muslim by criley?

    http://islamqa.info/en/ref/101347/celebrating%20easter%20or%20christmas%20with%20non-muslims

  5. Muslims have some odd combo religions – the Alawites don’t do Ramadan or wear hijab, among other things.

  6. “Muslims have some odd combo religions”

    Same iwth most religion. Gods are useless at getting their message across clearly

  7. amen, they are worse then lawyers/legislatures writing law.

  8. Mike, I am not sure. When I use the term Western Muslim I simply refer to the ones that do not seem to support what is going on in the various parts of the world. Personally I do not know how they are looked upon by the majority of Muslims around the globe. There is an awful lot of violence out there. The lack of respect Muslims show, across the face of the planet, for other religions or belief systems is illustrated daily in the news. Most of the time I find it hard to believe what Western Muslims state about Islam is true. The sheer weight of evidence shows it to be a divisive, vengeful religion whose call for death or maiming include its own as well as others outside its belief structure. It seems to favor power in the leaders with the most extreme beliefs, simply because they are willing to kill in the name of God to force their beliefs on others. The fear this generates in a good portion of Muslims along with the feelings of power assumed by the radical leadership leads to a following such as we have seen in Cambodia with the Khmer Rouge, or Stalin in Russia. Though, on a smaller scale with many different divisions. Likewise it is easy for “peaceful” Muslims to assert themselves within a secular atmosphere, but very difficult to teach their values to Muslims within other settings. Thus these “Western Muslims” have an idea of what it is to be a follower of Islam and vigorously push these views to a secular society while totally ignoring or making excuses for what is happening, within, their religion across the globe. Stating your view is the dominate view does not make it so. Looking at areas where Muslims rule peacefully means nothing if all opposing views have been eliminated or if all opposition has been crushed to the point of submission . I do not want to be seen as a person who Thinks all Muslims are bad I know this not to be so but its ideas and structure lend it to be naturally hijacked by the worst of its followers. who declare themselves to be among the best of its followers. The fear generated is able to control many people whose world views must change lest they are their families be killed or brought low within this society.

  9. ccc,

    i was just kidding. he’s a saudi. yeah i agree.i think there is some hope for “westernized” fiqh changing islam. but unfortunately things seem to be moving backwards since the iranian revolution. in 73 kabul was considered to be quite liberal. i think the wahhabist and the salafist are gaining ground. how many muslims in europe are more inline with islamic schools of thought then western ideals. their inability to seperate their religion from governance is truely scary.

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