True story: Southern Poverty Law Center's 'hate' list led to a terrorist attack on the Family Research Council.

True story: SPLC decides that FGM-victim-who-fled-Europe-under-death-threats-from-radical-Islamic-assassins Ayaan Hirsi Ali needs to be added to that 'hate' list.

DB headline: "Southern Poverty Law Center classifies VFW and American Legion as hate groups."
In a written statement signed by SPLC President J. Richard Cohen, the organization said both the VFW and Legion were included since many of their members sympathize with radical, extreme-right-wing ideals such as freedom, safety, and family values.

“I hate to criminalize a group of decorated war veterans,” Cohen said... “But these people revere statues of soldiers who have fought in wars where minorities and women weren’t allowed to fight.”

According to the SPLC, members of the Legion and VFW are well-known for inciting extreme hatred against enemies of the United States, and for engaging in violent behavior. VFW members, for example, have been known to carry out shootings, stabbings, and bombings in countries around the world for more than 100 years.
It's all true.


Christopher B said...

I'm sure a lot of those men who a few weeks ago were being compared to Antifa, now classified as a domestic terrorist organization, went on to join the AL and VFW.

raven said...

The classification of antifa as a terrorist organization is going to make things really interesting when someone shoots up a antifa terrorist and gets charged with a hate crime in a leftist city.

ColoComment said...

You see this on the SPLC? It's a much a scam as the Clinton Foundation.


MikeD said...

According to Ace, it appears the SPLC has declined to label antifa a hate group.

No, seriously.

Grim said...

Well, they hate the right people.

Ymar Sakar said...

What I said about SPLC usually is 100% true.

Back a few years ago, I remember hearing people here talking about SPLC being a bunch of rich harmless money con men.