Breitbart News, Pamela Geller: SPLC Blames Me for the San Bernardino Jihad Massacre

ByPamela Geller on March 5, 2016
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The SPLC, traffickers in blood libel and incitement to murder, is a hate group that the left counts on to smear, defame and destroy those brave enough to oppose their totalitarian agenda.

“Geller: SPLC Blames Me for the San Bernardino Jihad Massacre,” Breitbart News, March 4, 2016:

Media bias is well established. People are used to the mainstream media shilling for far-left causes and covering up the reality of jihad terror. But on Sunday, “reporter” George Mattar of The Intelligencer interviewed Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) in a piece that is far worse than mere yellow journalism. It’s a blood libel: Potok actually claimed that I am responsible for the San Bernardino jihad massacre, in which two devout Muslims murdered fourteen Muslims for the Islamic State.

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Mattar asserted that “the number of hate groups in the United States is on the rise, according to a study by the Southern Poverty Law Center,” and noted that “the SPLC includes as hate groups neo-Nazi, racist skinhead, neo-Confederate and anti-Muslim groups and the Ku Klux Klan.” He added that “anti-Muslim organizations have been growing more than any other type of extremist group — from 24 in 2014 to 34 in 2015, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center report.”

After these highly dubious claims came the smear: “Domestic terrorism like the attack in San Bernardino last year during which 14 people were killed by two Muslim extremists are the propaganda work of anti-Muslim ideologues like Pamela Geller, the most visible and flamboyant person in the anti-Muslim movement, and the injection of hatred against Muslims, Potok said.”

Mattar reported this outrageous libel without so much as query or comment. He made no attempt to contact me for rebuttal. In a rational world, Mattar would at very least have challenged Potok’s Nazi-like rhetoric. But the world is not rational, and this is war in the information battle-space.

“The further a society drifts from truth, the more it will hate those who speak it.” So said George Orwell. And we are a society largely adrift.

Facts, evidence, reality are tossed off like some out of date, old fashioned idea. Truth is “hate.” Truth is islamofauxbic. Anyone who criticizes oppression, subjugation, supremacism is smeared, defamed, blacklisted. Posturing as humanitarians, vicious hate groups such as the SPLC are deemed legitimate authorities by cultural and political power players.

In reality, the SPLC is not a group dedicated to the defense of human rights. It is a hard-left attack machine. Vets, patriots, and freedom’s defenders are in its crosshairs. Even Presidential hopeful Ben Carson was on their hate list for some time.

The San Bernardino jihadis were devout Muslims who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State. They went on a killing spree in the cause of Allah. They never mentioned me or showed any indication that they even knew I exist. They never said anything about striking out against “Islamophobia,” which is a manipulative propaganda term designed to make people afraid to resist jihad terror. They were explicitly and avowedly acting out of loyalty to the Islamic State (ISIS) and carrying out its call to murder American civilians.

And ISIS did not issue that call as a reaction to “Islamophobia.” They issued it because the Qur’an orders Muslims to wage war against unbelievers and subjugate them under the rule of Islamic law. They want to destroy the United States, not because of “Islamophobia,” but in accord with that Islamic imperative.

The Southern Poverty Law Center says the cold-blooded murder of 14 innocent revelers at a Christmas party is my doing because I oppose the very ideology behind the unspeakable slaughter. The focus of my work for the past decade is to educate and increase awareness of the jihad threat and Islamic supremacism. And I was right. Look around: devout Muslims are waging holy war across the world. Why isn’t that the focus of this libelous article? Instead, media lapdogs continue to murder the good names of those who dare to speak candidly about jihad and sharia.

Why didn’t Mattar ask Potok about fans of the SPLC who have committed a number of acts of terrorism? Several years ago, Floyd Corkins stormed the Family Research Council’s Washington, D.C. headquarters and began shooting. Why? Because the FRC had been listed as a hate group by the SPLC.

The SPLC may be the leftist media’s arbiter of what constitutes “hate,” but with their reckless libels and demonization of defenders of freedom, they are a harbinger of what’s to come: if we don’t break the chokehold the left now has on media, culture and academia, we are ensuring for our children an America bereft of the freedom of speech and other freedoms that the SPLC is determined to destroy.

Pamela Geller is the President of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), publisher of PamelaGeller.com and author of The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America and Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance. Follow her on Twitter here. Like her on Facebook here.

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  • pdxnag

    Thought exercise: Suppose Islamic State takes fifteen hostages and tells them that if any one of you tries to run away we will randomly kill two of you. It is your fault if they die.

    See how that works? Surrender, or die.

    Are you a happy hostage of the SPLC, and their friends?

  • Patti York

    There has got to be a way to hammer the SPLC in court.

    • aebe

      Try the halibut

    • Fred

      SPLC only labels you as a hate group if you’re white, American, and expose savages who want to kill Americans.

      SPLC is a terrorist organization

  • Ethan Sparrow

    It’s a mad world…just spiraling out of control…
    Keep trying, Pamela…
    You’re still a voice in the wilderness…

  • Timmy John

    Stop bullying Pamela …Spread this article as mush as you can…
    http://aneyeonnews.blogspot.ie/2016/03/typicalmuslim-behaviourbullying-pamela.html

  • roccolore

    I would like to see Geller debate the Neo-Nazi Potok.

  • livingengine
  • Commieobamie

    Well, I think trump finally gets it Pamela, watch the Florida rally, he talks about GEN. Pershing and the islamos and Pig’s blood bullets. EVERY thing he states at the rally matches my opinions. So, hate him, But he WILL be a REAL AMERICAN President.

  • tagfu222

    which two devout Muslims murdered fourteen Muslims for the Islamic State. –

    I think you meant “fourteen non-Muslims”

  • patriotpatone

    Pamela is the woman of my dreams, my perfect conservative soulmate! SPLC best lay off or I might have to defend Pam’s honor. Mr. Potok you have been warned!

    • Mahou Shoujo

      Put a brick in a glove, slap his face a’ la Bugs Bunny challenging him to a duel, frozen fish at three pace, first one to get their belly slapped, wins. Then bust him over the head with with a halibut.

  • tommy mc donnell

    the splc is a hate group.

  • Mahou Shoujo

    It would not be a bad idea to pay a bounty on terrorists, splc pelts should be worth about 39 cents each.

    • aebe

      Creatures in the SPLC are the reason “skinned him and threw the hide away” has come into common usage . :)

      Validate your 2nd Amendment Rights . Carry

      • Mahou Shoujo

        The hides ought to haver some purpose, bait for rat traps?

        • aebe

          Have you no compassion for the rat ?

          • Mahou Shoujo

            Always use “conibear” style traps. it kills them humanly.

          • aebe

            Bear traps ? Those things are big enough to allow a progressive to walk right through , the rats can pass through in Hordes .

          • Mahou Shoujo

            They come in various sizes and decorator colours. Conibear refers to the style.

  • David

    Blame the victim for being a victim?!?! Muslims suck!

  • Steve

    How is it those crazy f****** always forget to include themselves as a hate group?

  • Reagan40

    Since Islam is a peaceful religion, how can Islam be responsible? Non muslims are responsible for the st Bernardino killing. Christians, churches and any religion that is not islamic should be banned in America so the sacred peacefulness of Islam and muslims can be enjoyed and fully enforced. Look at Saudi Arabia, no churches or Christmas and there is peace like a river.

  • Drew the Infidel

    Help me get this straight. I am a Christian, conservative, gun toting, law abiding military veteran and member of the NRA. Do I qualify for that list as well? If so, I will be in excellent company.

  • schmetz

    The only way to stop the Left in its tracks is to put just Libertarian and/or Conservative Constitutionalists, like Ted Cruz, in power. Then you will know that the government will protect your rights to criticize individuals who spread hate against people who support individual rights and freedoms. Most Christians are lost souls who haven’t a clue that their religious rights will be lost if they put the wrong people in power. They vote according to popularity and ignore content, values, principles and convictions. Donald Trump is appealing to the anger of the average American. Yet our Biblical Prophets warned against anger. Instead, they asked that we pray that God take out Satan and his followers. Islamism is itself a call that the religion of Islam rule the masses. Pretending that Islam is a religion of peace is an endorsement of it.
    Trump will never stop Islamism. Only a change in the Constitution will do it. They can start by making every single refugee sign a document that insures they will pledge loyalty to the Constitution over the Koran or the Hadith or any other religious document that goes against the Constitution of the United States of America. No country is doing this. Countries like Canada, Germany and (not so) Great Britain endorse and welcome any culture, however destructive, to come in and claim refugee status. When the killing starts to really take off, they will have no one to blame except themselves.

    • IzlamIsTyranny

      Your whole last paragraph is incredibly naive. You do realize islam is the only religion that not only advocates dishonesty and lying but codifies it right? Do you really think muslums wouldn’t dishonestly sign your loyalty document?

  • Bill Kay

    What is needed is a special group of legal experts to find a way to rid us of the SPLC and any other rats nest that similar .

  • Mindy Robinson

    The splc is a terror group , hell bent on seeing to the destruction of this nation and freedom. I can’t speak for all but, I’m not anti-musllim, I’m anti-islam. Islam is the root of the problem and until it is destroyed those who have been deceived into following it’s evil will continue to carry out the acts prescribed by unholy islam’s doctrine. The muslims are just a symptom of the disease.

  • From the WP link:

    Corkins purchased his weapon legally in Virginia, … A state law enacted after the massacre at Virginia Tech in 2007 prohibits firearm sales to people deemed by a judge to be mentally “defective,” but Corkins had no criminal record.

    Has anyone considered the probability of a person’s mental assessment being known prior to that person earning a criminal record and being declared “defective” by a judge?

    The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) marks the legal protection–and prevention–of mental health records being used to prevent people from having access to guns; And if you live in New York State, “New York State currently has some of the most restrictive patient confidentiality laws in the country”, and you can be assured that someone who is “mentally defective” but hasn’t been assessed by a judge will be able to get a gun.

    Further, someone who walks into a job interview can be assured that the potential employer will have ready access to the applicant’s criminal record and if there are felonies–of any kind–that person will, 99 out of 100 times, be shown the door in short order. (The exception are employers who get federal or state awards for hiring persons with criminal records.)

    That same applicant without a criminal record, might have spent one or more or many voluntary or involuntary stints on the flight deck of the local hospital’s locked ward and the potential employer just might hire the “charming” applicant to discover later that a grave mistake has been made at great expense–particularly if that employee has means of peddling–fallaciously–a “discrimination” charge; pardon my euphemism. This means the “stigma” of criminal record trumps–is permitted over–the “stigma” of mental “defectiveness”. One of–if not THE–motivation of HIPAA is to minimize or eliminate the “stigma” attached to mental illness. (See ny.gov link above.)

    I have not made any judgements here about these conflicts–only descriptions.

  • Platopus

    I wonder if there is any connections between The Southern Poverty Law Center and agents of the CIA or FBI? They all engage unaccountable covert operations so its not a stretch to go there.