Fascist “journalist” Claire Goforth gave her Daily Dot story an ominous title: “The Hatebook: Inside Facebook’s thriving subculture of racism.” What racism did she mean? The usual assortment of white supremacist losers, plus opponents of jihad mass murder and Sharia oppression of women, gays, and others.
Goforth relied heavily on the Leftist smear machine the Southern Poverty Law Center for her spurious analysis, although she did make a grudging admission: “The SPLC does have critics, among them many individuals affiliated with hate groups on this list, who question its methodology, politics, and motives. Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes has filed a defamation suit against the SPLC for labeling his pro-Trump club for ‘Western chauvinists’ a hate group. Nevertheless, generally speaking, the nearly 50-year-old nonprofit is considered among the foremost authorities on hate in America.”
Yeah, sure it is. And, Goforth claims, it’s even worse:
But it’s not just that these hate groups have an oversized presence. It’s how few clicks away truly horrendous beliefs are….
Hate groups have long been using the internet to find like-minded individuals and coerce others into adopting their views. Social media sites put them all in the same place, making it far easier to find and indoctrinate a person like Fields Jr., who murdered a woman at the Unite the Right rally and posted approvingly of Nazism on his Facebook page; or Dylann Roof, who spent countless hours on a racist website before murdering Black churchgoers in South Carolina; or Anders Breivik, the Norwegian mass murderer who cited Robert Spencer dozens of times in his manifesto.
Spencer, who was banned from the United Kingdom in 2013 for extremism, is the founder of the SPLC designated hate group Jihad Watch; its Facebook page has 84,000 Likes.
A testimony to the power of shadowbanning.
Visitors to the Jihad Watch blog are asked to “help spread the truth about jihad” by “exposing the role that Islamic jihad theology and ideology play in the modern global conflicts.” Stories on the prolific site are largely about Muslims committing crimes, recruiting for terrorist groups, people becoming criminal and violent after converting to Islam, and the like.
A recent story claims, “Yet another convert to Islam gets the idea that his new religion commands him to commit treason and mass murder.”…
Goforth goes forth at length about how white supremacists and other baddies proliferate on Facebook, and must be silenced at all costs. She stuck Jihad Watch right in the middle of her lineup of evildoers, despite not being able to produce a single “white supremacist” or “racist” or “bigoted” or “hateful” quote from me or any other Jihad Watch writer. She brings up madman Anders Breivik in a particular defamatory fashion, calling him “the Norwegian mass murderer who cited Robert Spencer dozens of times in his manifesto,” thereby giving the impression that I was calling for mass murder or approved of Breivik. She doesn’t bother, of course, to point out that Breivik criticized me in his “manifesto” for not calling for violence, and that if violence is committed ostensibly because of some idea, it doesn’t discredit the idea itself, or else the socialism she likely endorses would be amply discredited on that basis alone.
Other than that, this is just more SPLC, with only cursory and incomplete notice of the fact that the SPLC has been thoroughly unmasked and discredited as a far-Left hate group bent on destroying all dissidents. Even the Washington Post has noticed. Goforth also employs a common tactic among Leftist “journalists”: present something that is perfectly true and innocuous as if it were egregious and hateful on its face, without explaining why. The convert story she cites from Jihad Watch is particularly grisly, with the convert explaining how he wants to kill and behead people, but Goforth apparently thinks its worse that I noticed, or that I know that the convert’s new holy book tells him: “When you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks” (Qur’an 47:4).
There has been a two-decade effort on the Left to fool Americans and Europeans into thinking it “hateful” and “bigoted” to oppose jihad mass murder and Sharia oppression of women, gays, and others. Goforth is yet another Left-fascist bent on emulating the Nazi Brownshirts by defaming and crushing all those who dissent from the Leftist agenda. And she may well succeed in getting me banned from Facebook, which has made its Sharia-compliance abundantly clear. Facebook’s Vice President Joel Kaplan traveled to Pakistan in July 2017 to assure the Pakistani government that it would remove “anti-Islam” material, and they’ve been following through. But Goforth may one day regret her role in all this, when she discovers that her new friends she has enabled and aided so assiduously don’t respect and revere her as much as she does them.
Robert Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch and a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. He is author of the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad. His new book is The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS. Follow him on Twitter here. Like him on Facebook here.
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