Justice has arrived as the Southern Poverty Law Center now is paying for its wrongful characterization of Maajid Nawaz and the Quilliam Foundation. It recently agreed to pay $3.375 million for including Nawaz inaccurately in its 2016 "Field Guide to Anti-Muslim Extremists."
It is ironic that the Montgomery, Alabama-based Southern Poverty Law Center, a renowned nemesis of white supremacy, has now made reparations for its own defamation and inaccurate framing of a religious group.
Forty years after its founding, the same SPLC that took down the Ku Klux Klan is coming to terms with how it blindly grouped together Muslims and Islamists — the supremacist totalitarian ideology masquerading as Islam.
In the now-deleted list of 15 "anti Muslim" persons there were important public intellectuals with deep, critically valuable knowledge of radical Islam. The inclusion of Nawaz, Muslim founder of the Quilliam Foundation, came as a singular shock.