On the SPLC’s own definition of “hate group.” (Since there is no legal definition, they just made one up.)
“ a ‘hate group’ has nothing to do with criminality [or] potential for violence ” Rather, as Potok put it, “Its all about ideology.”
No crime, no violence, just “wrong thinking”.
And they've influence violence - check out this story to see how....
My local paper has not covered this story - they're not interested in how this young terrorist was influenced to commit a violent act by the SPLC: