Leftist Shooter Used Southern Poverty Law Center “Hate Map” to Plan Killings

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


Speaking as one of those listed by the SPLC on its killing map, I find the Southern Poverty Law Center’s behavior to be highly irresponsible. While the SPLC pretends to oppose violent extremism, it is instead enabling it and enabling the murder of its political opponents.

The SPLC’s hate map was turned into a hit map by Floyd Lee Corkins II; one of the SPLC’s leftist domestic terrorists. While the media made a huge deal out of the bogus Gifford “Bullseye” Palin nonsense, the media refuses to cover this or to tell the Southern Poverty Law Center to take down their killing map.

The Family Research Council shooter, who pleaded guilty today to a terrorism charge, picked his target off a “hate map” on the website of the ultra-liberal Southern Poverty Law Center which is upset with the conservative group’s opposition to gay rights.

Floyd Lee Corkins II pleaded guilty to three charges including a charge of committing an act of terrorism related to the August 15, 2012 injuring of FRC’s guard. He told the FBI that he wanted to kill anti-gay targets and went to the law center’s website for ideas.

At a court hearing where his comments to the FBI were revealed, he said that he intended to “kill as many as possible and smear the Chick-Fil-A sandwiches in victims’ faces, and kill the guard.” The shooting occurred after an executive with Chick-Fil-A announced his opposition to same-sex marriage.

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said that the Southern Poverty Law Center should take responsibility for the shooting and take down their hate map.

The SPLC’s listing of hate groups is sloppy, poorly researched and is clearly being used by violent leftists as an assassination guide.

Despite this, not only has the SPLC failed to take down its hate map, but deliberately exposed the address of one of its targets in court filings. And all the while the SPLC is partnered with the Justice Department.

  • Clara S

    It appears that 'Justice' is not blind…..she wears night-vision goggles, issued by the Department of Justice, in accordance with Obama's mafia. What is almost interesting is watching how the Muslim in the White House is trying to enforce the 'gay' agenda. In the meantime, gays are publicly hung in predominate Muslim countries. I agree with Mr. Greenfield that the SPLC is complicit in this crime. There seems to be a discrepancy in what constitutes hate speech. Actual hate speech and actions are OK, if you are a Leftest….however, if you are an infidel, you are not allowed to point out hateful actions taken by either the Left, or the Muslims. For those of you who understand the concept of Dhimmitude…..when we refuse to submit, we are openly persecuted with the consent of this administration. The assault is coming on all sides, and will also come from areas that we haven't yet considered. As we get boxed into the corner, the push back becomes all the more possible. What to do?

  • Mary Sue

    you know what's hilarious? On the SPLC's "hate map" they list the one Arabic-sounding group as "General Hate". ROFL!

  • http://www.joekiddone.blogspot.com/ JoeKidd

    This is slightly off-topic, but speaking of maps, I think this one is worth checking out, courtesy of the Facebook group "I Still Don't Like Obama" http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4784841122

    Quoting: Where does the gun problem exist? In heavily Democrat inner cities. According to data collected by the CDC, 60% of violence related gun deaths in America "occur in the 62 cities of the country’s 50 largest metros."

    More CDC research on gun deaths, along with more geographical gun violence distribution maps, can be seen at the link below.
    http://www.theatlanticcities.com/neighborhoods/20

    This map shows the geographical distribution of gun violence in America, correlated with political affiliation. Political percentages taken from 2012 election data from CNN. http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/results/main

    We do have a gun violence problem in America. In the nation's Democrat controlled inner cities.

    And if guns really were a problem, we would see high rates of gun violence not just in gang infested Democrat controlled cities, but also in rural, small town America.

  • JacksonPearson

    There's merit, and than there's libel. I'm surprised the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) hasn't been sued and picked clean for their libelous comments, accusations of being racist of red, white and blue Americans, organizations and companies, especially against people that speak the truth about Islam.

    It's been reported that the SPLC have been working hand and hand with Obama's/Holder's USDOJ. Would anyone like to lend any credence to that comment?

    • SFLBIB

      Re: "I'm surprised the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) hasn't been sued and picked clean …"

      In his essay, "'Us' or 'Them'?", Dr. Sowell explains why liberals aren't concerned with the RESULTS of their actions. "It was not really about which policy would produce what results. It was about "personal identification with lofty goals and kindred souls." http://www.townhall.com/opinion/columns/thomassow

      • JacksonPearson

        The same holds true for the SPLC, whereas they selectively pick and choose who they want to publicly scourge, or make their brand of mud stick to. Liberals are no different. IMO, leftism, liberalism, Marxism, and Progressivism are all now one and the same. The lines used to be blurred, but no more.

  • cxt

    Does not really surprise me……..many Lefties are consumed with rage. They always seem to me to be simmering in anger at all times–they just need a direction/group/person to vent their rage and frustration upon.

    As I recall the Left also tried to link Fox news to some act of hate—as the shooter had one of Bill O’Reileys (sp) books in his house. ;)

    Deeply saddened but also not surprised that the SPLC has yet to take the map down, in spite of the danger it clearly puts people in. But then again, the Left, by and large does not really see anyone that has the bad taste to disagree with them as being actual “people” so they probably don’t really understand what the harm might be.

  • truebearing

    The SPLC is a proxy for Obama and Holder.. They can use their map to incite violence against opponents, then count on the plethora of leftist nutjobs to do the dirty work. The chilling effect is still accomplished, but they can't be held responsible.

    • Viet Vet

      And they have a complicit "media" to run cover for them.

  • Jackson

    you people are inbred right wing idiots. SPLC existed before Obama/Holder and any name on its Hate Watch list FULLY Deserves to be on that list as there behavior is well-documented hatred, often based in religion(mythology) and white pride (KKK/GOP/Tea Party). Cheers Bigots. You are on the losing side of history :)

  • David Hovgaard

    An idiot is an idiot they don’t represent anyone. I am sorry that this asshole shot up a bunch of right wingers but that doesn’t make him a spokesman for the left anymore than the host of right wing shooters are representative of the right. I assume that the writer of this column doesn’t support the actions of abortion clinic bombers or those that murder doctors. If he does so than he is inciting to commit murder and that’s a crime. He should turn himself in right away. The southern poverty law center is no more at fault for this than the legion of web sites that post pictures of Doctors that perform abortions with cross hairs on them.

    And no believing in a society where people have equal opportunity and access to healthcare does not mean that someone wants a totalitarian society. There is a great deal of political distance between the cradle to grave care of it’s citizens in a country like Sweden and the totalitarian regimes in countries like the former soviet union. Just as there is a great deal of difference between Adolph Hitler and opposition to the ACA. Grow up and join the rest of us in making it harder for disturbed people to buy guns.

  • Mark N Starla Traina

    The SPLC lists themselves as PUBLIC ENEMY #1 on their own
    HATE GROUP MAP!

    1) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUBJFygrPtI&feature=player_embedded

    2) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUBJFygrPtI&feature=player_embedded#t=11

    3) http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/aftah-and-allies-ask-god-destroy-nazi-southern-poverty-law-center

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