- Dec 12, 2007
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-southern-poverty-law-center-has-lost-all-credibility/2018/06/21/22ab7d60-756d-11e8-9780-b1dd6a09b549_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.0c993460fc37After years of smearing good people with false charges of bigotry, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has finally been held to account. A former Islamic radical named Maajid Nawaz sued the center for including him in its bogus Field Guide to Anti-Muslim Extremists, and this week the SPLC agreed to pay him a $3.375 million settlement and issued a public apology.
The SPLC is a once-storied organization that did important work filing civil rights lawsuits against the Ku Klux Klan in the 1970s. But it has become a caricature of itself, labeling virtually anyone who does not fall in line with its left-wing ideology an extremist or hate group.
Maajid Nawaz is an interesting and intelligent character.
Having begun as an Islamic fundamentalist, he spent 5 years in jail in Egypt.
His eventually turned 180 degrees and found himself being vilified by the left for preaching against muslim extremism.
Here he is talking about it with Bill Maher.
I wonder if Ayaan Hirsi Ali will sue them next ?