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SPLC Deletes ‘Anti-Muslim’ List

Posted on | April 20, 2018 | 1 Comment

Peter Hasson reports at the Daily Caller:

The Southern Poverty Law Center has removed an online list of “anti-Muslim extremists” after British Muslim reformer Maajid Nawaz threatened to sue the SPLC over his inclusion on the list.
The list is the fourth article in two months the SPLC has deleted over accuracy concerns.
The left-wing nonprofit first published the list in November 2016, offering it as a “field guide” to journalists.
In addition to Nawaz, the list included Somali-born activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who advocates against female genital mutilation, among other issues. Ali blasted the SPLC’s “deeply offensive smears” in an August 2017 op-ed for The New York Times.
The inclusion of Nawaz and Ali on the list sparked a backlash, including from establishment publications like The Atlantic, but the SPLC didn’t remove the page until Awaz took legal action. The SPLC did not return The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment by press time.
Awaz recently finished crowdfunding the initial legal fees for his lawsuit against the SPLC, which he first announced in June 2017. Nawaz retained the same law firm, Clare Locke LLP, that led the successful defamation lawsuit against Rolling Stone over the infamous UVA rape hoax.

Charles Glasser writes at Instapundit:

People on the list included Pamela Geller, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, David Horowitz, Daniel Pipes and others. Apparently Maajid Nawaz, a practicing Muslim and prominent Islamic reformer, threatened legal action over his inclusion on the list, and retained Tom Clare of Clare Locke (the firm who proved Rolling Stone committed libel in their fake UVA “rape” story.)
I’m not a big fan of libel threats, but every now and then one comes along that needs to be made.

Nor am I “a big fan of libel threats,” but the SPLC is a dangerous organization that has incited domestic terrorists to attack Christians. SPLC has applied the “hate group” label to people for opposing abortion or disapproving of homosexuality, so that every Catholic and conservative evangelical Christian — and many Muslims and Jews, for that matter — are guilty of “hate,” by the SPLC’s standards. The liberal news media amplify these dishonest smears by giving free publicity to the SPLC. Last year, when CNN published the SPLC’s “hate map,” Holmes Lybrand of the Daily Caller noted: “The SPLC has also listed Sen. Rand Paul and HUD Secretary Ben Carson as ‘extremists.’”



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