As the country continues to simmer, the propaganda organs continue to trumpet their skewed research, coupling it with biased reporting from their willing accomplices in the corporate/government media complex.
This "report" was lifted directly from the Southern Poverty Law Center's website and it's 02/23/11 dated article "U.S. Hate Groups Top 1,000"
In the article, attempts are made to try and link Republican, Tea Party, and patriot group members as well as those who advocate enforcement of immigration regulations with Socialist groups, neo-Nazi's and White Supremacists.
The report laments the fact that some active, engaged pro-America people have been elected to public office and have sought to restore some common sense to the landscape of American life by banning Sharia Law, restoring the original intent of Section One of the 14th Amendment, restoring State's Rights, and allowing people to establish alternative currencies (which was affirmed in the Coinage Act, 1965).
The report then continues to try and link the attack on Gabrielle Giffords by a former campaign worker ( and conveniently leaves out all the others - including a Federal Judge who had ruled against Obama), the so far (as far as I know) unsolved "bomb" supposedly planting along a Martin Luther King Day parade route, a man with firecrackers outside a Mosque, and another case where an individual was recruited by an "informant" and put into action along the southern border with people who are just plain fed up with all of the crap coming out of Washington DC and various state governments.
No mention is made of Extremist Muslim groups in the news article or in the SPLC article.
You can go to their "Hate Map" and see by state the "hate" groups active in your area. I was surprised that they actually listed "Voz de Aztlan" (Voice Of Aztlan). It is a "general hate" group, according the SPLC, and not one specifically directed at the over throw of legitimate US and state governments, and the expulsion of non-Mexicans from their mythical homeland of Aztlan. SPLC apparently doesn't consider any of the other anti-white, anti-American pro illegal alien, pro Mexican groups as hate groups.
Of course not, it doesn't fit their agenda.