Pioneer Press Smears Woman Survivor Of Iran As Part Of A “Hate Group”

Aynaz Anni Cyrus speaks to a crowd of more than a hundred people at the Hudson House Hotel in Hudson, Wis. on Thursday, May 3, 2018. (John R. Russett / Forum News Service)

The Pioneer Press disgraced itself this week by running a story on “Citizens for the St. Croix Valley, which earlier this year the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) added to its list of hate groups, citing its anti-Muslim language and actions.” The SPLC is the biggest fraud in the country and if the ridiculous, weaponized term “hate group” is used at all, it must be applied to them first and foremost. It has won this week’s media bias award. Thanks to Darla Meyers for her submission.

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Recall that previously this wretched group put Ayaan Hirsi Ali and other brave Muslim reformers on its so called “hate list.” They have since been forced to remove them but only after a furious outcry and strenuous effort. This is the group for which the Pioneer Press is carrying water.

The speaker at the event in question, which was the subject of this hit job, is Aynaz Anni Cyrus, a well known defender of women under Islam and opponent of sharia law. “I am a human-rights activist,” Cyrus said. “I am an anti-Islam activist. However, I have nothing against Muslims and I do not preach against Muslims.”

Such crucial distinctions are lost, of course, in a story that paints any rational person with legitimate misgivings about Islam as bigots and that’s the goal: silencing people. But people are increasingly unafraid of the bullying that is advanced by the corrupt dishonest media, the Pioneer Press in this particular instance.

Just today the United Kingdom jailed for thirteen months anti-Islamist activist Tommy Robinson and imposed a media blackout on the matter. One only needs to follow events in that country, which Katie Hopkins has rightly claimed “has fallen,” in order to understand that speech and freedom to object are taken away by degrees, then permanently.

Fact based discussions led by groups such as Citizens for St. Croix Valley are crucial in American society which (still) values our Constitutional right to free speech. Perversely, our media assists those who don’t want certain truths to be widely known in the effort to take them away from you. Resist.

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John Gilmore

John Gilmore is an author, freelance writer & former opinion columnist for Alpha News. He blogs at & is @Shabbosgoy on Twitter