Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld had some brilliant insight on Wednesday’s episode of The Five when he reported on the recent revelation that for years, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has been funneling their funding into offshore accounts.
Gutfeld explained that the SPLC has long been a far-left organization that was dedicated not to human rights, but to undermining conservatives. He reminded viewers that the SPLC has drawn up a “hate list” outlining various groups and people that the SPLC says are propagating hate, and that list includes moderate Muslim reformers like Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Maajidd Nawaz, Christian organizations like the Family Research Council, and basically anyone who disagrees with the SPLC’s vision of morality.
They do all of this while raking in the dough and then hiding it from the government in overseas bank accounts… Gutfeld wonders if maybe the SPLC should add their own name to their infamous “hate list.”
So, this is funny. You ever heard the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)? They’re a hard left outfit that loves to label people as extremists. Their ever-growing list seems to defame everyone. Ben Carson, he’s an extremist. Rand Paul. They called Maajid Nawaz an anti-Muslim extremist and get this, he’s a moderate Muslim battling religious extremism. It makes no sense.
There’s [Ayaan] Hirsi Ali, a black feminist who protests against genital mutilation. SPLC placed her name and a guy to anti-Muslim extremists. So that’s extreme, to be against genital mutilation? I wonder what they’d make of Gandhi?
But that’s not the funny part. It’s the money. This poverty center has loads of it. A $320 million endowment and chucks almost 20% of it into offshore equities. Cayman Island stuff. I don’t understand it. So this poverty group sits on a pile of offshore dough. That’s like a personal trainer with a gut. Or a priest with a harem.
The Center paid out $20 million in salaries in 2015 but provided just 61 grants in legal assistance. So the Southern Poverty Law Center appears to have no poverty and do virtually no law. It’s the most misleading name since the Democratic Party. Yes, count it.
Worse, their love for calling people haters incites haters into action. The maniac who shot [House Majority Whip] Stephen Scalise like the law center on his Facebook page. And a terrorist who attacked the Family Research Council back in 2012, shooting a security guard, did so after the SPLC labeled them a hate group. He was a fan too.
I don’t know, filthy rich, linked to violence. I think the SPLC might end up having to put itself on its own list. Indeed. It’s a pretty amazing story. I have a theory that no one goes after this group because of the name. You hear Southern Poverty Law Center, you go, oh, they must be a really good outfit and you don’t want to be on their bad side.