Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Danger of Empowering Hate Group Leaders

The Boards actions yesterday prompted Pamela Geller & the Florida Family Association to declare victory over the school district.

The Anti-Defamation League and  the Southern Poverty Law Center have said that Geller attacks mainstream Islam in the name of attacking radicals. She is well known for her anti-Muslim position and justified the terrorist attack in Norway.

I would advise the board to be  cognizant of not empowering hate groups by bending in to their demands.

Our supporters are all mainstream and academic. Our opponents are fringe and are opposed by mainstream institutions. Do not give in to bigoted pressure.

Look at the long term consequences of our actions. The more we give in to hate, the more we empower them and encourage them.

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