Refugee Resettlement Watch

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 5,949 other followers

  • Reaching me by mail

    You can reach me by e-mail here:

    refugeewatcher@gmail.com

    (But my inbox is so overloaded most of the time, it is hard to keep up.)

    Or, since some of you have asked, I have a post office box and you can reach me there by snail mail!

    Ann Corcoran
    P.O. Box 55
    Fairplay, MD 21733

  • Social

  • Refugee Info Resource

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Blog Stats

    • 8,361,909 hits

Attorney General Sessions orders review of Justice Department’s ties to the Southern Poverty Law Center

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 12, 2018

The New York Post editorial yesterday is entitled:

The SPLC’s terrible year just got worse

 

It’s been a rough year for the Southern Poverty Law Center — deservedly so. And it just got more difficult, thanks to Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

The SPLC, formed in 1971 as an aggressive civil-rights nonprofit law firm, has become the left’s go-to arbiter of what constitutes a hate group. Its pronouncements are quoted without challenge by the news media, and it has an endowment of $300 million, enriched by major corporate donors.

Screenshot (616)

The Leftwing media loves to cite the SPLC.  Here is the SPLC’s hate expert-in-chief, Heidi Beirich, on MSNBC  https://www.splcenter.org/about/staff/heidi-beirich

Yet its overly broad definition of “hate” often goes far beyond truly vile outfits to include people and groups that simply don’t toe a politically correct line. That’s why the SPLC two months ago had to pay $3.4 million and publicly apologize to Maajid Nawaz, whom it had falsely labeled an “anti-Muslim extremist.” (He’s actually a practicing Muslim who opposes extremism.)

But that didn’t stop the Star-Ledger last week from devoting an editorial to denouncing New Jersey’s ICE spokesman, Emilio Dabul, for his “links” (as supplied by the SPLC) to “anti-Muslim fanatics.” This, even though the Star-Ledger admitted that Dabul’s own writings “showed no anti-Muslim bias.” It was all guilt by association — right from the SPLC playbook.

Now Sessions has ordered a review to ensure the Justice Department no longer partners with the SPLC and other groups that “unfairly defame Americans.”

[….]

…Sessions charged, it uses its hate-group designations “as a weapon” to “bully and intimidate” organizations of which it simply doesn’t approve.

[….]

As Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who’s also been smeared by the SPLC as an “anti-Muslim extremist,”*** has noted, the group these days is invested more in “profiting off the anxieties and white guilt of Northern liberals” than in actually upholding civil rights.

Sessions’ review is long overdue, and follows other government agencies that have backed away from the SPLC. It’s time for those who still merely parrot its smears to start taking a closer look.

More here.

If you are looking for something to do, you need to complain to your local paper or TV station any time they use the SPLC as a credible source to define “hate groups.”

 

***The SPLC was forced to remove its now infamous Anti-Muslim Extremist list that included yours truly, see here.

Targeting Refugee Resettlement Watch and anyone questioning refugee resettlement for their towns and cities was initiated by a Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society study in 2013 which explicitly asked that the SPLC investigate us.  Here is a quote from that study (my post is here).  Earlier in the report they mentioned RRW by name.

Conduct Research on Local Anti-Refugee Leaders: The national refugee agencies should partner with groups such as Center for New Community and Southern Poverty Law Center to learn more about individuals and groups leading local efforts to resist resettlement, to determine if they belong to organized anti-immigrant or anti-Muslim organizations or networks.

Remember that the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, as one of nine federal resettlement contractors, is dependent on your tax dollars for more than half of the group’s income!

12 Responses to “Attorney General Sessions orders review of Justice Department’s ties to the Southern Poverty Law Center”

  1. At the library the other day I sat down with a copy of USA Today,hoping to find an article on the “Red Tide” off west coast of Florida.Nothing on that environmental tragedy, but three articles I scanned referred to SPLC as source for information.That didn’t escape my notice.I find this troubling because most people consider this paper to be politically centrist,unbiased and moderate.

    Like

  2. halleluliah and praise the lord true justice is being taking place against the lucifieran evil group like Southern Bullying center of Antifa

    Like

  3. It is so sad…HIAS helped save my mother’s life as a refugee from Nazi Germany, but now they work to bring Jew-hating Islamic Fundamentalists to the USA instead, attacking good people like yourself who try to stop it…

    Like

  4. Dr. Rich Swier said

    Great. Published: http://bit.ly/2w5RLbB

    Rich

    On Sun, Aug 12, 2018 at 7:17 AM Refugee Resettlement Watch wrote:

    > Ann Corcoran posted: “The New York Post editorial yesterday is entitled: > The SPLC’s terrible year just got worse It’s been a rough year for the > Southern Poverty Law Center — deservedly so. And it just got more > difficult, thanks to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The SPL” >

    Like

  5. Reblogged this on stepman2001.

    Like

  6. Notwende said

    What about BLM, NAACP or the ADL? There’s still a lot to investigate.

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Good start. Next, all government agencies should do a comprehensive review for ties to the ACLU and any George Soros funded organization.

    Liked by 2 people

  8. stp479 said

    SPLC once was a source for me, I now consider them contributors to hate.

    Like

  9. TwoLaine said

    I read about Sessions going after them earlier this week and am surprised you didn’t hear me cheering. 😉

    Facebook, Amazon, Google And Twitter All Work With Left-Wing SPLC
    by Micky
    9 Jun 2018

    https://mikeyy.org/2018/06/09/facebook-amazon-google-and-twitter-all-work-with-left-wing-splc

    Liked by 1 person

    • Ann Corcoran said

      Oh was that the noise I heard! I have to admit, you may have noticed, that I am not always on top of the breaking news these days. It is summer on the farm and my duties are always pulling me away from the computer. As a matter of fact, I had just been thinking that maybe I should make an appeal for all of you who are on top of things to send me links more often—just in case I can’t hear the cheering!

      Liked by 3 people

      • TwoLaine said

        I hear ya’!

        You might want to consider, adding a Daily OPEN page for posting links, comments, updates. Then your Inbox doesn’t get jammed and everyone else can look or not look according to their interests.

        Like

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

 
%d bloggers like this: