An extreme leftist organization has issued what critics contend is a “starter kit” for jihadists and a “hit list” that paints a target on the backs of a dozen high-profile women who are outspoken in their opposition to jihad and Shariah law.
The list, which includes unflattering sketches of the ladies it vilifies, is titled “Women Against Islam” and was compiled by Mark Potok and Janet Smith of the Southern Poverty Law Center, or SPLC.
Upon learning of her inclusion on SPLC’s newest list, columnist and prolific author Ann Coulter was delighted.
“It’s an honor just to be nominated for the SPLC’s list of conservative women who speak out against radical Islam!” Coulter told WND.
Likewise, Cathy Hinners, blogger at DailyRollCall.com and also a SPLC target, told WND she is pleased to be listed alongside the other fearless women.
“I certainly didn’t expect something like that, but I’m very proud,” Hinners said. “I think the other 11 women are certainly professional and well established. I look at them as patriots and warriors.”
Cathy Adams, president of Texas Eagle Forum, was also featured.
“I think the SPLC list isn’t as important as they’d like it to be,” she told WND. “It surprises me that they’d choose me – so far down the list of others doing much more to sound the alarm against radicals.”
In addition to highlighting Pamela Geller, president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative and WND columnist, in their list, Potok and Smith describe her as “the country’s most flamboyant and visible Muslim-basher” and a “professional provocateur” with “a long and infamous record of smearing and demonizing Muslims.”
“Who appointed the SPLC the judge of what is a hate group and what isn’t? Its listing about me is made up of one lie after another, and that is no surprise,” Geller told WND.
“The SPLC is the real hate group, using that label to demonize and stigmatize all who don’t share their hard-left agenda. The SPLC smear machine does not profile jihad groups but they target and libel patriots, veterans, tea-party orgs and other groups that work in defense of freedom.”
……“If any of the people named on this list are attacked or killed by jihadis, the SPLC ought to be shut down and prosecuted for incitement – not that such a thing is likely to happen in Obama’s America,” Geller said.
Another name on the SPLC list is Clare Lopez, former career operations officer with the CIA and current vice president for research and analysis at the Center for Security Policy.
……“Publishing this list of names – along with artist sketches, birth dates and home towns – is a call to the jihadist enemy to target and attack the 12 of us,” she said. “With this list, the SPLC has aligned itself with Islamic law on slander, a capital crime, which is defined by Shariah as ‘anything that would offend a Muslim,’ including speaking truth about Islam.
“At a time when champions of our First Amendment like Pamela Geller need 24/7 armed protection – just to stay alive – in America! – due to death threats from the Islamic State and other fifth-column jihadis living among us, for the SPLC to collaborate with that enemy, against our rights as American citizens freely to speak truth, is reprehensible.”
……(Cathy) Hinners, a retired police officer, said she is “well prepared” for anyone who might be foolish enough to mess with her.
“I just don’t think the SPLC is worth my time,” she told WND. “I’m not worried. I think they’re cowards. I think most of the Islamists are cowards. My attitude is: Come in my house and you won’t come out of my house.”
Good for her.
Potok has asserted that the “biggest domestic terror threat” in America today isn’t Islam, but “pretty clearly comes from the radical right.”
In 2010, Laird Wilcox, a researcher who studies political fringe movements, said: “In private [Potok] concedes that there’s no overwhelming threat from the far right, and in public [he] says something altogether different.”
Wilcox added, “Professionally [Potok] is just a shill. It’s his job. That’s what he’s paid for.”
I disagree. Potok is the kind of asshole who really thinks patriots, conservatives, and rightwing pundits are more dangerous than the muzzie terrorist thugs who want us all dead.
The SPLC list includes the following women:
- Cathie Adams, president of Texas Eagle Forum
- Ann Barnhardt, blogger at Barnhardt.biz
- Ann Coulter, columnist and author
- Brigitte Gabriel, founder of ACT! for America and author of “They Must Be Stopped: Why We Must Defeat Radical Islam and How We Can Do It”
- Pamela Geller, president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, WND columnist and author of “Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance”
- Cathy Hinners, blogger at DailyRollCall.com and a retired police officer
- Laura Ingraham, host of “The Laura Ingraham Show” and author
- Clare Lopez, former career operations officer with the CIA and current vice president for research and analysis at the Center for Security Policy
- Jeanine Pirro, former prosecutor, judge and host of Fox News’ “Justice with Judge Jeanine”
- Sandy Rios, radio talk show host for the American Family Association’s “Sandy Rios in the Morning”
- Debbie Schlussel, attorney and blogger at DebbieSchlussel.com
- Diana West, columnist and author of “The Death of the Grown-up” and “American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character”
Ooooooo. What a scary group. I bet Potok wets his pants every time he thinks about it.
“Hate” as defined by the SPLC doesn’t include the New Black Panthers, La Raza, Bill Ayers, Jeremiah Wright, Louis Farakhan, Hizb ut-Tahrir, or any one of a number of the real threats operating within the United States.
Al Qaeda holds Death To The West conferences in Chicago, there’s a substantial radical muzzie enclave in Dearborn, Michigan, and Jamaat Al Fuqra terrorists have established training centers across the United States. The Muslim Brotherhood, the Arab-American Action Network, and CAIR, three major facilitators of Islamic terrorism, operate freely in America. A government report concluded that Hezbollah has been forming sleeper cells throughout the United States that could become operational.
To top it off, there’s a pro-muzzie Dhimmi in the White House who has no problem with all this.
The SPLC is a criminal enterprise. It uses threats, intimidation, and extortion-based lawsuits as a money-making racket. Morris Dees, Mark Potok, Larry Keller and David Holthouse, are not averse to using smear tactics, taking advantage of victims’ families, leveling false accusations, and labeling black conservatives with pejorative racial terms.
The RICO Act fits them perfectly.