FBI: We’ve Not Made ‘An Endorsement’ of Southern Poverty Law Center

Penny Starr, CNS News, December 5, 2013

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) says listing the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) as a resource on its “Hate Crimes” website page and linking to the organization is “not an endorsement” of the group or its research materials on hate crimes.

“The Resource link to SPLC is for informational purposes and not an endorsement of the organization or the information on their website,” an FBI spokesman told CNSNews.com.

On the FBI’s “Hate Crimes” page, it gives a general description of hate crimes and then includes a section headlined “In Depth,” which includes a prominent sub-head, “Resources.” Listed there under the Resources with a hyperlink is “Southern Poverty Law Center.”

CNSNews.com asked about the link to the SPLC because the man convicted of domestic terrorism this year for the shooting attack at the Family Research Council (FRC) told FBI investigators that he targeted the FRC after finding their name on the SPLC’s own “Hate Map,” where the pro-family and Christian organization is labeled as “anti-gay.”


In a 2010 interview with The Social Contract, researcher Laird Wilcox, founder of the Wilcox Collection on Contemporary Political Movements at the University of Kansas’s Kenneth Spencer Research Library, was critical of SPLC and its ties to the government and law enforcement.

“The SPLC has managed to engage police and government agencies to assist them, interfacing informational resources about personal circumstances, vulnerability, and any opportunities for prosecution,” Wilcox said. “They have even counseled the military in stigmatization and defamation procedures.”

“The rules and procedures that still pertain to law enforcement and criminal justice agencies don’t apply to the SPLC because they’re private, unsupervised, and unaccountable to anyone,” Wilcox said.


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  • The SPLC and the paranoia-industrial complex are the symptoms. The disease is leftist paranoia.

    • NeanderthalDNA

      Passive aggression and treachery on multiple levels.

  • Dave4088

    It speaks volumes about the FBI that they are allied with ultra left wing organization in the SPLC who routinely disseminate anti-white propaganda in their monthly “Intelligence Report”.

  • Strike_Team

    The disease is the alien crime syndicate currently running the US. That the FBI would even bother with the SPLC other than to arrest the founder and all of the organization’s personnel shows how screwed up things are.

  • Spartacus

    “They have even counseled the military in stigmatization and defamation procedures.”


    Yeah, that’s what people who fly thousands of miles, to places most of them can’t even find on the map, with low-IQ dark-skins trying to kill them.

    • me

      ‘Sensitivity training’ is another catchphrase for brainwashing, like MK Ultra. OOOH, the wordplay is so subtle…

  • bigone4u

    I found Amren in 2005 through the SPLC, so SPLC can’t be all bad, just 99 percent ridiculous and evil. I really believed SPLC propaganda and thought Amren was a hate website until I started reading Amren and saw that it is just a group of people concerned about the future. The FBI needs to remove all references to SPLC, which is the REAL hate group.

    • WR_the_realist

      Well, James Edwards says he goes to the SPLC site to find out what his friends are up to. I go there now and again to find out what previously perfectly acceptable opinions are now “hate”. After all, as late as 1990 you could oppose homosexual marriage and be a Democrat in good standing. Now any organization opposed to it is a “hate group”. I’ve noticed that any pre-Vatican II Catholic organization also gets labeled a “hate group”. Of course having your organization oppose mass immigration and illegal immigration is a sure fire way of getting it labeled a “hate group” — ask the Federation for American Immigration Reform. Every year like clockwork the mass media announces the shocking fact that, according to the SPLC, there are more hate groups than ever. That’s because every year the SPLC expands its definition of “hate”.

      • bigone4u

        There’s big bucks in scaring people into believing there’s a hater under every bed and hiding under every closet. Especially when the imaginary hater is a white Christian heterosexual male who owns a gun.

        • “… a white Christian heterosexual male who owns a gun.” is what the left fears most and therefore must attack unceasingly.

          Slowly, slowly, people are beginning to wake up. Five years ago I was a blind conservative. Today my eyes are open and I will never vote DemoPublican again.

    • I found AmRen in 1997 via a Southern Nationalist website. I read that sort of thing at the time because I was living in Australia and felt very homesick.

  • Easyrhino1

    Can we please at least get the spelling correct?
    It’s not SPLC, it’s: $PLC

  • bigone4u

    SPLC seeks to intimidate everyone. One of the women who used to post comments here a lot received an email from SPLC today. I believe the purpose is to intimidate her into shutting up. She wrote about it today on her website. The title of her story is “Viking Warning.” The website is:


    I hope some Amren readers read her story to better understand what a despicable bunch the SPLC is. And don’t be surprised if you receive an email from them too. DHS and the FBI and NSA are supplying them with data.

  • The FBI’s cozy relationship with a partisan political group ought to be prosecuted as a crime on its own. In a rational nation, professional law-enforcement ought to be apolitical.

    • me

      Nothing is apolitical. Everything is about cultural Marxism. Either you’re with the Cultural Marxists, or you’re going to be crucified….

  • Jackryanvb

    Sometimes the SPLC is correct that we are haters..

    I “Hate” tax exempt, filthy rich anti racist/anti White organizations /people that promote genocide of our people.

    When the SPLC anti White activists suffer the fate of Amy Biehl, I’ll be happy.

    Sometimes I’m happy, other times I’m hateful.

    I hate Islamic terrorists that hijack our airplanes and crash them in to our office buildings.
    I hate Muslim immigrants that sexual groom poor English girls in to lives as Muslim prostitutes.
    I hate members of the mainstream media MSM – who lie about crime and race in America – Conservatines like Joe Scarborough and Sean Hannity are as bad as any liberal – man I hate these liars
    I hate Black rap music, also hate fake “Reverands” like Sharpton, Jessie.
    I hate seeing pretty White women in the company with foul Black men – hate mud sharks.

    It’s important not to give in to hate and stop loving beautiful things, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t hate bad things, bad people that hate us.

    • kris

      You hate islamic terrorists, what about mossad terrorists that murder our troops and blame it on islamists? You hate pretty white women who keep company with blacks, what about ugly white women? That’s ok?

      Islamic terrorists are.were incapable of complicated airplane crashing into offices. That’s some high level stuff, and only Israel is capable and also sadistic enough to do it. There, there’s another hate for you. After all, they are responsible for all of this anti white crap going round.

  • me

    I hope you’re right about that. I can hear the jackboots marching loudly these days…..

  • Helios Megistos

    The SPLC must be immediately shut down at gunpoint; they are anti American traitors and they deserve to decorate lampposts!

  • judenjager

    The $PLC is just another arm of AIPAC. The squid has many arms…