This is no surprise, Mark Potok (Southern Poverty Law Center) has been peddling a report that appears to be the same old report he has been peddling for some time entitled, “Rage on the Right.” Now we see CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) has jumpled on the boogeyman bandwagen. Much quivering and shaking in the boots is going on it seems—of course they are both just whipping up a rightous frenzy and playing to their base. But, come to think of it maybe it wouldn’t be so bad if they were a bit scared. Booo!
From a CAIR press release:
WASHINGTON, March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Washington-based Muslim civil rights and advocacy group, today expressed concern about the reported rise in the number of anti-government and anti-immigrant extremist groups during the past year.
CAIR cited a report released today by the respected Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). That report, titled “Rage on the Right,” states in part:
“Furious anti-immigrant vigilante groups soared by nearly 80%, adding some 136 new groups during 2009. And, most remarkably of all, so-called ‘Patriot’ groups — militias and other organizations that see the federal government as part of a plot to impose ‘one-world government’ on liberty-loving Americans — came roaring back after years out of the limelight…. The ‘tea parties’ and similar groups that have sprung up in recent months cannot fairly be considered extremist groups, but they are shot through with rich veins of radical ideas, conspiracy theories and racism.”
We’ve written a lot about CAIR, an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land terror funding trial, and if you want to see more of their handiwork use our search function. Here is our most recent post about how the FBI is now searching through 12,000 pages of documents that helped inform the authors of “Muslim Mafia” about what CAIR is up to in America.
As for Potok, every time he does another round of media visits peddling his hate-filled “new” studies, we get a whole bunch more visitors to this post I wrote about him last year.
Shush: Don’t tell Potok and Hooper that it doesn’t work anymore.