The Southern Poverty Law Center Embarrasses Itself

Fucking hell

This piece was authored by Austin Henshaw.

On October 25, 2016 the Southern Poverty Law Center included Maajid Nawaz and Ayaan Hirsi Ali as part of their “Journalist’s Manual: Field Guide to Anti-Muslim Extremists”.

In a piece in The Daily Beast, Maajid questions his inclusion on the list “I am a brown, liberal, reform Muslim. I have survived violent neo-Nazi racism and served as a former War on Terror political prisoner in Egypt, witnessing torture. Yet, in a trip that takes us through the looking glass, the largely white American non-Muslim “progressive” leadership at the pro-civil liberties group Southern Poverty Law Center (SLPC) has just published a “journalist’s field list” naming me as an “anti-Muslim” extremist.”

Maajid himself is a former member of the Islamist group Hiz ut-Tahrir, having a change of heart after studying civil rights and interacting with Amnesty International, an experience he…

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