Muslim sues S.P.L.C. for being listed as an "anti-Muslim extremist". (Another installment in my "Ya just can't make this shit up!" series.)
Maajid Nawaz, a former Islamic extremist (now a secular Muslim) and Ayaan Hiri Ali, a former member of the Muslim Brotherhood (now a non-believer) who have since committed themselves to countering Islamic extremism and advocating against female genital mutilation were both listed in the "Field Guide to Anti-Muslim Extremists" by the S.P.L.C. As Ali correctly points out, you will search in vain for the S.P.L.C.'s "Field Guide to Muslim Extremists", but no such list exists. Mr. Nawaz is suing the S.P.L.C. over his inclusion on the two-year old list, which was removed sometime between the 13th and 18th of this month. Mr. Nawaz intends to press ahead with his suit. Given that the S.P.L.C. is a blatantly biased, often inaccurate, defamatory, and inflammatory organization that spreads hatred, even as they claim to combat it, I wish Mr. Nawaz well in his suit against them.