Black man arrested for setting fires at 6 St. Louis-area black churches

A left-wing hate group, The Southern Poverty Law Center, was already blaming right-wingers, only to be disappointed and precluded from further fundraising off the misery.  Chuck Ross reports at the Daily Caller:

An African-American man in his 30s has been arrested for setting a string of fires at black churches in St. Louis, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch is reporting.

The unidentified suspect is accused of setting seven fires at churches between Oct. 8 and Oct. 22. The first six fires occurred at black churches in predominantly black neighborhoods. The last fire was set at Shrine of St. Joseph, a white church in a predominantly black neighborhood.

Too bad for the SPLC, which had already been blaming its enemies:

The Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks white supremacist groups, suggested in an article last week that the arsons were carried out by white supremacists.

The group quoted a journalist who covers African-American issues who said that the fires were “both alarming and not surprising.”

“This is alarming because domestic terrorism is alive and well,” David A. Love told the SPLC. “It is such a problem that the U.S. Department of Justice recently predicted increases in violent acts by white extremists who are responding to a new reality in which people of color will become a majority in America.”

The SPLC also quoted Love blaming “a vicious cycle created by rightwing politicians, the NRA and hate groups who stir up anger, fear and resentment over changing demographics and want their country back.”

“Arson and other crimes are a natural outgrowth of that. These groups need a scapegoat, whether African Americans, Latino immigrants, the LGBTQ community or others,” he continued.

For its part, the SPLC did tweet a link to the Post-Dispatch’s article noting that an African-American man is the suspect in the case.

The SPLC has a lucrative business going, raising millions of dollars annually by tarring conservatives as racist hate groups.  It even placed Dr. Ben Carson on its “Extremist File” list until it realized that it had jeopardized its status as a nonprofit tax-exempt organization.  The attacker who attempted to inflict mass casualties on the Family Research Council actually got his target off the SPLC hate group list.

Yet their fundraising, and lush six-figure salaries for their executives, continues.

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