AFLC Files FOIA Request over DHS and Southern Poverty Law Center’s Targeting of “Rightwing Extremists”

Today, AFLC filed a Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”)  request with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, seeking all information tying the radically-Left Southern Poverty Law Center—which profiles AFLC and Co-Founder and Senior Counsel David Yerushalmi, among other conservatives, on its website—to DHS’s efforts to target “rightwing extremists.”

As you may recall, in April 2009, DHS issued an assessment entitled, “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment,” which officially labeled anti-abortion activists, retired military, and those who oppose the homosexual agenda, among other conservatives, as dangerous “extremists.”

You can view the FOIA request here.