The Southern Poverty Law Center, a group I often refer to as the premiere hate group, is not looking to silence debate over Barack Obama's Muslim resettlement program because the facts are coming out.

WND reports:

The Southern Poverty Law Center is teaming up with local Detroit media to paint a Maryland-based journalist as an anti-Muslim "extremist" and "Islamophobe" simply because he has produced fact-based research on the U.S. government's refugee resettlement program.

James Simpson has been invited to speak at the annual Business Roundtable Breakfast in Oakland County, one of several counties in Michigan that have been pummeled with refugees from the Middle East over the last eight years of the Obama administration.

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, who won re-election in a landslide on Nov. 8, has been a vocal critic of the refugee program, threatening to sue the administration for violating the Refugee Act of 1980. Under Obama, the feds have distributed thousands of refugees into Oakland County without advance notice to Patterson and other local government officials. Once the federal month that follows the refugees runs out, Oakland County taxpayers are left holding the bag for the education and welfare of the refugees.

But the SPLC's attack stance has now frightened away one of the Roundtable event's main sponsors, the Fifth Third Bank.

Simpson, who is the author of The Red-Green Axis: Refugees, Immigration and the Agenda to Erase America, has been invited to speak at the annual economic forum by Mr. Patterson. He is also a research fellow at Frank Gaffney's Center for Security Policy in Washington, DC.

Mr. Patterson drew fire from the SPLC, as well as Mr. Simpson. However, stirring things up seems to be exactly what Mr. Patterson was after.

"Mr. Simpson was invited to speak at the Oakland County Business Roundtable precisely because he is provocative," said Patterson. "It's not about whether one agrees with him, but it's about stimulating meaningful conversation on a timely and important topic in our country. It would be rather Orwellian to exclude him. After all, this is still the United States of America where the First Amendment protects even the most contentious speech."

I like how this man thinks! It appears I'm not the only one.

"James Simpson is author of 'The Red-Green Axis: Refugees, Immigration and the Agenda to Erase America,'" said Pamela Geller, author of Stop the Islamization of America. "That's why the bank withdrew its sponsorship," Geller told WND. "If a hard-left speaker had been invited, the bank would have had no problem. But those who speak the truth on the right are increasingly ostracized, demonized, and marginalized. The bank is justifiably afraid that leftist thugs will target it for protests, boycotts, etc. But it should stand up to these fascists instead of caving in to them."

Geller knows what she is talking about. She has been threatened with death by the most outspoken imam in the UK, plotted against to behead her and even had an event of hers targeted by two Islamic jihadists in Texas.

Geller continues to stand and be an outspoken voice against Muhammad, true Islam, and its jihad doctrine.

"What we're dealing with are faux, self-righteous indignation and really they [at Fifth Third Bank] don't have the guts to stand up to these people who use vicious tactics, and we need to be stronger than that now," Simpson told WND.

Simpson claims the SPLC and those supporting the current refugee resettlement program are doing nothing more than using Saul Alinsky tactics just like Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro Sobarkah has been employing the last eight years.

It's "guerrilla warfare" against anyone who challenges their agenda, he told WND.

"Of course, Ann Corcoran, the Center for Security Policy and I are all irredeemable deplorables for our stance against open borders and the Islamization of America," he said.

Bill Mullan, spokesperson for Patterson, said that the community that Mr. Patterson serves in is home to 1,050 foreign-owned companies from 39 countries around the world.

"We celebrate legal immigrants. We even open our doors to refugees from anywhere in the world as long as they have been properly vetted and screened for homeland security and public health concerns," Mullan said.

"We support refugee resettlement that complies with the Refugee Act of 1980," he added. "But Federal law mandates that the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement "must consult and coordinate refugee resettlement with state and local governments. The ORR has already placed hundreds of refugees in Oakland County without that consultation and coordination taking place. Why is that a concern? The Islamic State has said it is seeding these waves of refugees with its own agents and terrorists. Plus, there have been a number of cases of refugees arriving with communicable diseases, with at least one in Oakland County."

"The Oakland County Executive bears the responsibility of protecting the safety, security, and health of all residents," Mullan concluded. "Please join us in supporting refugee resettlement that complies with the Refugee Act of 1980."

This is what is being missed. This is not an issue of ethnicity. It's an issue of ideology we are dealing with. First, we are dealing with the ideology of Islam. Second, we are dealing with a lawless ideology from Marxists and those who wish to advance an anti-American agenda. The SPLC is known for both. Stand strong Mr. Patterson and Mr. Simpson! Play the men!

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