The subversive and anti-American SPLC is back at it again. You almost have to wonder how much the uber-left communist group, Southern Poverty Law Center, is getting paid to shill for Islamic supremacism. America, these useful idiots are one of the many weapons in the arsenal of our mortal enemies.
Under the comically ghoulish title, "Jihad Against Islam," Mark Potok and his well-paid treasonists have taken up against those fighting for freedom, individual rights and equal protection under the law. They have named me one of the top 10 anti-Muslim hardliners profiled in in their latest [anti-]Intelligence Report. (Others include David Horowitz, Robert Spencer, David Yerushalmi, Brigitte Gabriel, and John Jay ....)
ORGANIZATIONS Executive director and co-founder (with Robert Spencer; see below) of Stop Islamization of America (SIOA) and the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), an umbrella group encompassing SIOA. Both are listed as hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). Runs the Atlas Shrugs blog.
CREDENTIALS Self-styled expert on Islam with no formal training in the field. Co-produced with Spencer the film "The Ground Zero Mosque: Second Wave of the 9/11 Attacks," which was first screened at the 2011 Conservative Political Action Conference. Co-author with Spencer of The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration's War on America (2010).
SUMMARY Geller has seized the role of the anti-Muslim movement's most visible and influential figurehead. Her strengths are panache and vivid rhetorical flourishes — not to mention stunts like posing for an anti-Muslim video in a bikini — but she also can be coarse in her broad-brush denunciations of Islam. Geller does not pretend to be learned in Islamic studies, leaving the argumentative heavy lifting to SIOA partner Spencer. She is prone to publicizing preposterous claims, such as President Obama being the "love child" of Malcolm X, and once suggested that recent U.S. Supreme Court appointee Elena Kagen, who is Jewish, supports Nazi ideology. Geller has mingled with European racists and fascists, spoken favorably of South African racists and defended Serbian war criminal Slobodan Milosevic. She is a self-avowed Zionist who is sharply critical of Jewish liberals.
These are Media Matters memes that have been rebutted time and time again, but they have no real argument, so they propagate their lies. Rebuttal page here.
IN HER OWN WORDS "Islam is not a race. This is an ideology. This is an extreme ideology, the most radical and extreme ideology on the face of the earth."
— On Fox Business' "Follow the Money," March 10, 2011
"No, no, they can't. … I don't think that many westernized Muslims know when they pray five times a day that they're cursing Christians and Jews five times a day. … I believe in the idea of a moderate Muslim. I do not believe in the idea of a moderate Islam. I think a moderate Muslim is a secular Muslim."
— Quoted in The New York Times, responding to a question as to whether devout practicing Muslims can be political moderates, Oct. 8, 2010
"In the war between the civilized man and the savage, you side with the civilized man. … If you don't lay down and die for Islamic supremacism, then you're a racist anti-Muslim Islamophobic bigot. That's what we're really talking about."
— Quoted in The New York Times, Oct. 8, 2010
Potok and his paid stooges never met a jihadi they didn't like. The SPLC doesn't even have a category for Islamic jihadi groups or Muslim Brotherhood groups, whose stated goal (according to an internal, captured document) is to eliminate and destroy Western Civilization from within. The greatest threat facing our nation, our people, our world, and they are shilling for them and smearing those of us who are fighting for the preservation of our freedom.
SPLC Intelligence Report: Cadre of Hard-Core Activists Fueling Resurgence of Anti-Muslim Hate
A decade after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, a second wave of anti-Muslim hatred is being propelled by a small cadre of activists who are exploiting Americans' fears of Islamic extremism, according to the latest issue of the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Report, released today.
In the wake of this hysteria, anti-Muslim hate crimes have been reported across the country, protests have been launched against mosques, and lawmakers in more than a dozen states have introduced legislation to ban the use of Islamic religious law, called Shariah, in the U.S. legal system – a completely unfounded fear.
"We've seen a remarkable resurgence of anti-Muslim hatred around the country," said Mark Potok, editor of the Intelligence Report. "Unlike the first and far more understandable wave that followed the Sept. 11 attacks, however, this one was largely ginned up by politicians and commentators pandering for votes and ratings. It's been a despicable exercise in Muslim-bashing for personal benefit. While there are legitimate concerns about terrorism, the rhetoric we've been hearing aims to demonize all Muslims."
Nonsnese. According to FBI statistics, "anti-Muslim" hate crime is at an all-time low. More promotion of the Islamic supremacist imperative to shut up and shut down the kuffar.
This issue of Intelligence Report also includes an interview with former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) analyst Daryl Johnson, who says that the department has effectively gutted a unit that analyzed the terrorism threat from right-wing extremists. That action came in response to a 2009 DHS report on domestic extremism that was wrongly criticized as tarring all conservatives as potential terrorists. Johnson, who describes himself as a conservative Republican, was the principal author of that report.
If Johnson is a conservative, I am a hafiz.
The cover story, titled "Jihad Against Islam," recounts recent incidents that strongly suggest a spike in anti-Muslim hate crimes. In May 2010, for instance, a bomb exploded at an Islamic center in Jacksonville, Fla. In August, a man slashed the neck and face of a New York taxi driver after finding out he was a Muslim.
More lies. The slasher was a leftist who was affiliated and working with the organization behind the Ground Zero mosque. More SPLC lies and obfuscations. We need a list of SPLC donors, so that they know that their money is being spent to destroy truth tellers and American heroes.
Four days later, someone set fire to construction equipment at the future site of an Islamic center in Murfreesboro, Tenn. This March, a radical Christian pastor burned a Koran in Gainesville, Fla., leading to deadly riots in Afghanistan that left at least 20 people dead.
Yes, blame the Pastor, not the murdering jihadis.
At the heart of this vilification of Muslims – a group that comprises less than 1 percent of the U.S. population – have been activists such as Pamela Geller, co-founder of the anti-Muslim hate group Stop Islamization of America. Geller led the protest against a proposed Islamic cultural center in New York City, deriding it as a 9/11 "victory mosque" that would be two blocks from the site of the former World Trade Center. Geller is one of 10 anti-Muslim hardliners profiled in this issue of Intelligence Report.
Politicians have added fuel to the fire. At the state level, legislators have stoked unfounded fears of Shariah law infiltrating U.S. courts. At the national level, U.S. Rep. Peter King of New York last week held the second of his controversial hearings on the radicalization of American Muslims. King has said there are "too many mosques" in America, claiming without evidence that 80 to 85 percent of mosques are controlled by fanatical extremists.
An intensive five-year study isn't evidence? Four separate studies, conducted in 1998, 2004, 2008 and 2011 aren't evidence? Where are the studies debunking their findings, which all independently confirmed what King said? The left discards concretes, rebukes reality, in favor of its bias, assumptions and agenda.
Similarly, last August, U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas took to the floor of Congress to warn of Muslim women being brought to the United States to birth terrorists, though he was unable to provide evidence of such a plot.
Citizen protests also have challenged perfectly legal mosque or Islamic center construction projects in New York City; Murfreesboro, Tenn.; Temecula, Calif.; Sheboygan, Wis.; and elsewhere.
And let me warn you, SLPC, CAIR, ISNA, ICNA, MAS: they will get bigger, more broad-based, and more widespread.
The first wave of anti-Muslim sentiment that occurred after the 2001 terrorist attacks was effectively tamped down by President George W. Bush's efforts to make clear that terrorism, not Islam or Muslims in general, was the nation's enemy. That effort by a conservative president, coupled with military action in Iraq and Afghanistan – actions that Americans may have considered an adequate response to the terrorist attacks – largely neutralized efforts to demonize Muslims in the United States.
Bush got a lot wrong, but that for another day.