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The end of the SPLC?

I have the dubious honor of having criticized the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) many times before it recently start circling the drain. (Of course, real journalists starting going after the SPLC long before I did.) Once a reputable organization fighting for civil liberties and against bigotry, it’s devolved into a money-grubbing organization whose top […]

SPLC removed its “field guide to anti-Muslim activists,” which included Maajid Nawaz and Ayaan Hirsi Ali

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) once played a pivotal role in fighting for the rights of African-Americans in America, but has now fallen on hard times; or rather, flush with cash and needing to cry wolf, they’ve shifted focus to more questionable activities. They’ve engaged in sleazy behavior, like funneling millions of their dollars […]

More on the sleazy behavior of the SPLC

The Daily Kos is a liberal website, and a few years back it reported, as I mentioned yesterday, that the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has apparently stashed millions of dollars in offshore accounts in the Cayman Islands.  Now this appears to be legal, as it’s reported on the SPLC’s tax returns, but legality and […]

SPLC reported to have funneled millions of dollars to offshore accounts

This story, which I’ll excerpt from The Free Beacon, has so far been reported almost exclusively by the right-wing media, but independently by several such sites (for example, the Alabama Political Reporter). Take it with a grain of salt, though there are documents you can look at to check. If it’s true, it should certainly […]

Heather Hastie defends Ayaan Hirsi Ali against the SPLC’s distortions

UPDATE:  Heather adds this: When I did the post in support of Maajid Nawaz, I also wrote to SPLC. I got a response from them, the contents of which I found pretty appalling. I’ve done a post which includes my email, their response, and what I think of their response: http://www.heatherhastie.com/splc-responds-to-my-complaint-re-field-guide-to-anti-muslim-extremists/ ********* The Southern Poverty […]

SPLC: talk our kind of talk, or we will smear you as a bigot

by Grania Spingies Ahnaf Kalam has posted an update to his petition at  Change.org [JAC: it now has almost 9,000 signatures]: “Today, I was informed that the Southern Poverty Law Center has no intention of removing Maajid Nawaz from their list. ” You can read the full statement here. This is the bit that makes […]

Nick Cohen and others defend Maajid Nawaz, excoriate the SPLC

A few days ago I discussed the Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC’s) descent into blacklisting, reminiscent of the days of Joe McCarthy. The SPLC compiled a “Field Guide to anti-Muslim Extremists,” which included the names of  Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Maajid Nawaz, both Muslim reformers, the former now an atheist and the latter a believer. I […]

A petition to remove Maajid Nawaz and Ayaan Hirsi Ali from the SPLC “hatemonger list”

As I noted yesterday, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has screwed up big time by including the names of Maajid Nawaz and Ayaan Hirsi Ali on its “field guide to anti-Muslim activists”, saying that these reformers “fuel the hatred of Muslims.” That’s simply not true, and is an outrageous accusation. If reform is to […]

The 1619 Project: Historians versus the New York Times

There’s no doubt that America has been marked in a big way, with many people still marginalized, by the presence of slavery in our history. I see this every week in Chicago, America’s most segregated city, where (except for Hyde Park, where I live), white and black communities are largely separated, with the latter having […]

The weak laws against female genital mutilation in America

I wasn’t aware that Ayaan Hirsi Ali had started a foundation, the “AHA Foundation“, one of whose goals is to ban female genital mutilation (FGM) in the U.S. You may not be aware that although FGM is illegal in one form or another in 35 states, there’s no ban on it in fifteen states. Here […]