Boykin: SPLC launches 'war on women'

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
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Claiming the "universe of American anti-Muslim activists is peculiarly dominated by women," the SPLC has identified 12 women who publicly criticize radical jihadists for their penchant for violence.

The Southern Poverty Law Center has published a list of "Women against Islam." It's a self-described list of "a dozen women, including bloggers, activists, TV personalities and others ... at the core of the anti-Muslim radical right."

Lt. Gen. (Ret.) William G. "Jerry" Boykin is executive vice president of Family Research Council, an organization that the SPLC has deemed a hate group, along with the American Family Association and several other pro-family groups.

Speaking yesterday on the "Washington Watch" radio program hosted by FRC president Tony Perkins, Boykin said he knows many of the women on the list personally. He spoke of one in particular: Brigitte Gabriel with ACT! for America:

"[Brigitte Gabriel] was born in a Lebanese-Christian village in South Lebanon. For seven years as a child, she lived every day of her life in a bunker at her home because radical Islamists were trying to [wipe out] her village because they were Christian – for only that reason.

"It wasn't until her mother was wounded that she and her mother were evacuated by the Israelis. The Israelis came into South Lebanon and got her out of there," Boykin pointed out.

"Now, she is speaking against radical Islam. Do you think she might have a reason? Do you think she might know what she's talking about more so than Morris Dees and this bunch at the Southern Poverty Law Center? For her, it's not a theory. It is real. It's what she lived, and now she's speaking about it."

Others on the list (in alphabetical order) are Cathie Adams (Texas Eagle Forum), Ann Barnhardt (, Ann Coulter (syndicated columnist), Pam Geller (Stop Islamization of America), Cathy Hinners (, Laura Ingraham (radio talk-show host), Clare Lopez (Center for Security Policy), Judge Jeanine Pirro (Fox News host), Sandy Rios (American Family Association), Debbie Schlussel (, and Diana West (

Perkins asked Boykin if he knew the criteria by which the SPLC put these women on this extremist list:

Boykin, William (USA-Ret)

"I think you and I both know that there is no criteria other than the fact that these are conservative women. Look, this is a war on women, and people ought to wake up and realize that this is a war on women – but it's coming from a very evil, nefarious organization that has been fleecing people," said Boykin.

"SPLC has probably now close to $300 million in offshore accounts. They didn't get that from poor people. They got that kind of money by fleecing people of all economic strata. They've been masters at this."

Boykin described the SPLC as "an uber-liberal" organization that, for whatever reason, has chosen to stand against this group of women who are calling out those given to violence.

"[SPLC is], at their base, Marxist. They are actually anti-Semitic. [SPLC co-founder and legal counsel] Morris Dees is a Jew, but they are anti-Semitic – and anybody that doesn't believe there are anti-Semitic Jews has not paid attention to what's going on," Boykin emphasized.

"But they are Marxists at heart, they are anti-Semitic, they are grossly anti-Christian. And at the end of the day, this is a part of pushing their agenda – their uber-liberal agenda, their anti-Christian, anti-Israel and their Marxist agenda."

In August 2012, a gunman identified as Floyd Lee Corkins II entered FRC's headquarters in Washington, DC, and opened fire, wounding one of FRC's team members. The prosecutor said that Corkins had a hit list, and the source was the Southern Poverty Law Center. Corkins is now serving a 25-year prison sentence for the FRC attack.

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