Tuesday, June 19, 2018

SPLC Pays $3.375M For Wrongful Inclusion On Extremist List

In a press release yesterday, the Southern Poverty Law Center issued an apology to Mr. Maajid Nawaz and his organization, the Quilliam Foundation, for wrongfully including them on its list of anti-Muslim extremists. SPLC said in part:
As part of our settlement, we have paid $3.375 million to Mr. Nawaz and Quilliam to fund their work to fight anti-Muslim bigotry and extremism. It was the right thing to do in light of our mistake and the right thing to do in light of the growing prejudice against the Muslim community on both sides of the Atlantic. We will look to our insurance carrier to cover the cost of the settlement.