Manhattan blogger Pamela Geller and her posse of anti-Islamic protesters have been branded a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Stop the Islamization of America was included in the civil rights organization’s annual roundup of extremist groups – a rogue’s gallery that includes everything from the Ku Klux Klan to white supremacists and Nazis.
I assure you, this will only stoke their insanity and they’ll absolutely wear it like a snarky badge of honor. It will not marginalize them in the slightest. Condemn them all you want, sure, but anointing them with “hate group” status will only empower them. Case in point: this might be the first blog post I’ve written about Pam Gellar.