This Daily News article is just a slavish re-presentation of an SPLC “report.” Why is a fringe, radical group such as the SPLC used by the enemedia as some legitimate “authority” on such matters? The SPLC isn’t a “major civil rights group,” it’s a smear machine that aims to discredit foes of the far left.
“Donald Trump’s national security adviser Michael Flynn blasted as ‘anti-Muslim’ by major civil rights group,” by Chris Sommerfeldt, New York Daily News, December 20, 2016:
One of the country’s largest civil rights groups has issued an alert ripping President-elect Donald Trump’s incoming national security adviser as a potentially dangerous man with a penchant for tweeting and retweeting anti-Muslim tirades.The Southern Poverty Law Center in a Tuesday report urged Americans to pay close attention to retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who was tapped as Trump’s top security adviser last month.
“Flynn has been no stranger to the anti-Muslim movement,” the report states. “But perhaps most surprisingly, Flynn follows two individuals who use the hashtag #WhiteGenocide proudly displayed in their Twitter biographies.”
The nefarious hashtag is frequently used by white supremacists who believe that the white race is facing extinction due to widespread multiculturalism. It was inspired by an infamous 221-word social media screed known as “The Mantra,” which concludes with the phrase, “Anti-racist is code word for anti-white.”
The SPLC report, which examined roughly 1,700 of Flynn’s tweets, also points out that the former Army man has praised the hate group-labeled ACT for America. He has called the group’s leader, Brigitte Gabriel, an “incredibly courageous person,” “a national treasure” and “one of the most courageous women of our time.”
“Gabriel has made an entire career out of demonizing Islam,” SPLC stated. “She wrote that, ‘the Arab Muslim world, because of its religion and culture, is a natural threat to civilized people of the world.'”
Besides praising and retweeting prominent anti-Muslim voices, Flynn has said in a tweet that “fear of Muslims is RATIONAL.” He has also repeatedly claimed that “political correctness” at home has allowed terrorism groups to spawn across the world.
Further, Flynn has reposted YouTube videos from outspoken anti-Muslim figureheads Pat Condell and Pamela Geller, calling their opinions “really interesting.”
The scathing SPLC report comes just one day after it became known that Flynn recently met at Trump Tower with the leader of the Austrian far-right Freedom Party, which was founded in the 1950s by ex-Nazis….