DAILYKENN.com -- "How can you tell he's lying?" the saying goes. "His mouth is moving."
Sometimes saying nothing at all is as close to telling the truth as some people will come.
That seems to be the case with the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) that decided to say nothing about Omar Mateen; the infamous terrorist who killed people at a gay night club in Orlando, Florida.
Reports say the organization had attributed the attack to right-wing terrorism. (Mateen's "right wing" father showed up at a Hillary for President rally in 2016.) Now the listing has simply vanished.
Tell the truth. The whole truth. Nothing but the truth. Would that require the SPLC to close?
On Wednesday, PJ Media discovered that the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) — a notorious left-wing smear organization — had silently removed Omar Mateen, the radical Islamic terrorist responsible for the deadliest Islamic terror attack since September 11, 2001, from its report documenting “Terror from the Right.” His name just disappeared.
Mateen, a 29-year-old security guard, declared allegiance to the Islamic State (ISIS) and entered Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., on June 12, 2016. He killed 49 people and wounded 53 others, dying in a shoot-out with police.
So why did this ISIS terrorist end up on the SPLC’s list of “radical-right terrorist plots, conspiracies and racist rampages”? The SPLC’s synopsis of Mateen’s terror attack suggests an answer […]
While the SPLC constantly harps against “anti-LGBT hate groups” on the right, Mateen’s animus against gay people does not on its own justify listing the ISIS supporter as “right-wing.” His father actually attended a Hillary Clinton rally in 2016.
Mateen was not the only figure removed from the list. Luqman Ameen Abdullah, a Michigan imam killed by the FBI in a 2009 shootout, also appeared on the list. While Mateen targeted LGBT people, Abdullah merely shot at FBI agents who were attempting to arrest him. There was no indication why the SPLC included Abdullah on the list.
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