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Let’s see if we can figure out who’s ultimately responsible for this:
Using a knife and a handgun, Jameela Cecila Barnette, 53, assaulted an officer from the department’s Precinct 3 who had knocked on her apartment door after responding to an alarm, Cobb Police spokesman Sgt. Dana Pierce said. Despite receiving injuries to his arm, Pierce said the officer, who is not being identified at this time, fired his service weapon to stop the assault.
On her blog, Pam Geller notes that the suspect had not only threatened her, but also U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-New York), and New York state Sen. Greg Ball, who had investigated Muslim influence on domestic terrorists.
What Geller overlooked, though, is how much Jameela Barnette may have been influenced by the Southern Poverty Law Center’s slander against Geller and her Stop Islamization of America organization. According to the SPLC, Pam Geller is an “Islamophobe” and “professional Muslim hater”, and the organization Geller and Robert Spencer founded is a “hate group.”
It seems easy to conclude that Jameela Barnette would see anyone who questioned the role of Islam in domestic terror as an enemy motivated only by “hate.”
After all, when nutcase Jared Loughner killed six people at a Tucson, Arizona, political rally, the SPLC didn’t hesitate to conclude Loughner had acted on the “antigovernment paranoia” caused by conservatives who opposed Obama’s leftist agenda.
So it seems fair to me to condemn the SPLC by the same standards it condemns others.