he Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) claims there has been a 20-percent surge in hate groups since 2014. The so-called civil rights organization also claims a rise since Donald Trump was elected.
The Southern Poverty Law Center’s annual census identified 954 hate groups in 2017, a 4 percent rise from the year before. The increase followed a 2.8 increase in 2016, and the most recent number represents a jump of one-fifth from 2014.
Among the more than 600 U.S. white supremacist groups, neo-Nazi organizations rose to 121 from 99. Anti-Muslim groups increased for a third year in a row, to 114 from 101 in 2016, after tripling in number a year earlier, the report said.
What’s not mentioned in the report is how the SPLC arrives at these figures. As TruthRevolt has reported time and time again, the SPLC has put elementary schools on its various lists if it’s named after a Confederate general. The group also targets churches and ministries as “anti-gay” if they don’t support same-sex marriage. And if any organization wants to expose the truths about Islam, well they’re, of course, “Islamophobic.”
So, it’s really not surprising that the SPLC has seen an “increase” in hate groups, because they’re the ones who decide what a hate group is. READ MORE